By Stevan Broadhurst

Gedling Lift the League Cup

May 8 ending round up.
In Midweek Gedling Town triumphed in the League cup final with a 2-1 defeat of champions Dunkirk, after extra time at Borrowash Victoria. Graham Epps scored a superb opening goal for Gedling as they edged the 1st half, but Leigh Day showed his worth with an opportunist goal to bring the scores level just before half time. Midway through the second half Dunkirk were reduced to 10 men and Gedling had to substitute their goal keeper who soon settled into the task of keeping Dunkirk out. Resolute defence and the woodwork foiled Dunkirk and the tie went into extra time where the 10 men continued to set the pace until after a disputed corner James Jepson hit the winner from close in.
On the final day of the season Dunkirk completed their fixtures with a 5-0 defeat of Gedling Town to finish 6 points proud of their nearrest challenger Gresley. Dunkirk led 1-0 at the break and finished with goals from Ant Gregory-2, Leigh Day, Lee Beck and Darren Garmston. Gresley were held to a 2-2 draw by Hinckley Downes, the point just enough to secure 2nd spot. Dave Blenkinsopp netted 2 first half goals whilst Sam Taylor hit a goal in each half for Hinckley. Holbrook Miners Welfare finished the season with 3 wins on the spin to edge past Bardon Hill Sports into 3rd spot on goal difference. However, Holbrook had to come from behind in their final tie as Kev Lock gave visitors Ibstock Utd a 1st half lead. Rob Harrison netted the equaliser with 15 minutes to go before skipper Neil Broadhurst put the Miners in front 5 minutes later. Karl Demidh added the icing on the cake with 8 minutes left to secure the 3 points and 3rd spot. Radcliffe Olympic and Greenwood Meadows finished in 5th and 6th places respectively after they balanced each other out in a 4-4 draw at Radcliffe. Radcliffe led 3-1 at the break and finshed with goals from Wes Spence-2,Ben Richardson and Carl Westcarr. Greenwood ended a 2 match barren stint with goals from Chris Atkins-2, Nathan Robinson and Phil Bignall. Gedling Miners Welfare finished with 2 away wins on the spin after a 1-3 victory at St Andrews. All the goals were scored in the 2nd half as Tom Hill netted for the Andrews and Craig Boulton-2 and Chris Ison replied for the Miners. Holwell Sports ended on a bright note with a 1-6 away win at bottom placed Anstey Nomads after they led 0-3 at the break and finished with goals from Leigh Fox-3, Liam Prenderville-2 and Andy Teare whilst Warren York replied for the Nomads.Ellistown put their recent poor form behind them with a 4-1 defeat of Graham St Prims to post their 1st win in 7 starts, Rich Lewis-2, Joe Clayton and Bradley Haywood on target whilst Tom Widdison replied for the visitors

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