Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

South Bank Are Spot on in Ellis Cup Final; FOOTBALL

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

South Bank Are Spot on in Ellis Cup Final; FOOTBALL

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TWO Stockton Sunday League clubs met in the final of the Ellis Cup last week.

North Ormesby Cons and South Bank AFC battled it out in an excellent match which saw both sides go close early on.

Cons were dangerous on the counter, with Lee Mahon and Gerrard Livingstone looking threatening, while the South Bank back four of Adam Livingstone, Paul Roddam, Brad Wright and Andy Morgan looked solid alongside goalkeeper Michael Duff.

The score remained level until the half-hour when Cons scored against the run of play through Gerrard Livingstone.

South Bank responded well but failed to find an equaliser until early in the second half when substitute Lee McQuilling acted the quickest to smash home his rebounded saved shot.

Both teams looked to strike the winning blow, but neither side could do so and South Bank went on to become the first team to win the Ellis Cup on penalties in its 126 year history.

Meanwhile the league action saw a number of narrow wins.

In Division One, Billingham The Merlin edged Norton Red Lion 1-0 and Storytellers United got the better of hosting Stockton Five Alls 3-2. There were resounding wins in the division for Fairfield Sports and Social Club, who routed Lay-field Arms 11-1, and Village Park Rangers defeated Roseworth Social 4-0.

There were two close matches in Division Two as newcomers Coulby Newham made it two wins with a 2-1 win at Blytheholme, while Thornaby Village earned their second win in the Premier Division with a 3-2 victory over Norton WMC.

There were two close matches in Division Two as newcomers Coulby Newham made it two wins with a 2-1 win at Blytheholme, while Thornaby Village earned their second win in the Premier Division with a 3-2 victory over Norton WMC.

Elsewhere in the league's top division, North Ormesby Cons failed to raise a team to play The Royal. Results Premier Division: Hardwick Social Club 2 George and Dragon (Yarm) 2; Norton George and Dragon 5 South Bank AFC 3 (Andrew Morgan 2, James Brodie-Myers); Norton WMC 2 Thornaby Village 3 (Glen Walker, Glenn Corkain, Stephen Preston).

Elsewhere in the league's top division, North Ormesby Cons failed to raise a team to play The Royal. …

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