Sunday 6 May 2018
Minor Cup Final
Kendal Town FC
Swarthmoor JFC v Ibis YFC
Kent Valley League under 16 teams Swarthmoor and Ibis played each other in an entertaining Minor Cup Final.
The game started in a fairly open manner with half chances falling for both teams. It was Ibis who opened the scoring when L Parker scored from a direct corner straight into the back post.
Both teams had chances in the first half with Swarthmoor awarded a penalty toward the end of the half but were unable to convert.
Half Time: Swarthmoor 0, Ibis 1
Swarthmoor started on the front foot in the second half and were back on level terms shortly after half time when E Cole scored from a penalty. Swarthmoor took the lead 10 minutes later when Ibis failed to clear from a set piece and it fell at the feet of Swarthmoors J Grave who finished from close range.
Ibis pushed for an equaliser and were duly rewarded when a penalty was given and L Parker stepped up to equalise.
Full Time: Swarthmoor 2, Ibis 2
As the final match of the day went to extra time both teams fought on to try and secure the much needed goal, the only chance fell to Ibis when K Knowles hit the bar from close range.
Extra Time: Swarthmoor 2, Ibis 2
The game was decided on penalties
Result: Swarthmoor 4, Ibis 5
J. Tyson, J. Butterworth, G. Stubbs, C. Davies, A. Beardsworth, A. Brownlee, J. McGarry, J. Grave, L. Armstrong, E. Cole, B. Molyneux, J. Spencer, W. Guy, E. Burrow
S. Wilkinson, F. Berry, J. Burrow, J. Ireland, K. Knowles, B. Tomlinson, A. Shepherd, L. Parker, W. Yarker, R. Smith, J. Green, J. Jardine, S. Coleman
Referee: C. Mulhall
Assistant Referees: K. Clancy and B.Granger
4th Official: S. Shipperd