Login Register

SLIDESHOW: Uttoxeter Town A 3, Tean Albion 0

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....Uttoxeter Town charity final match winners....2nd in League....Staffs cup winners..

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....Uttoxeter Town charity final match winners....2nd in League....Staffs cup winners..

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....Tean Albion League winners 2nd year running and Runners up in charity final match..

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....Tean Albion League winners 2nd year running and Runners up in charity final match..

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....Tean Albion League winners 2nd year running and Runners up in charity final match..

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....Uttoxeter Town charity final match winners....2nd in League....Staffs cup winners....

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....Uttoxeter Town charity final match winners....2nd in League....Staffs cup winners....

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....

  • 18/05/14 Uttoxeter Town A v Tean Albion - Oldfields, Uttoxeter Uttoxeter Town v Tean Albion (Oldfields Football ground)....Uttoxeter Town charity final match winners - 2nd in League - Staffs cup winners....Pictured is man of the match: Jason Cockshutt..

Comments (0)

SECOND-HALF goals from prolific duo James Curley and Liam Sowter gave Uttoxeter Town A their second trophy in a matter of weeks on Sunday.

Curley struck twice Charity Trophy final against Division One champions Tean Albion to bring up 39 goals for the season.

Sowter struck the opener to take his tally to 32 as Town A signed off their 2013/14 season in style.

With the Sunday Challenge Cup already in the bag, Town A were determined to add further silverware while gaining a measure of revenge over the side who pipped them to the league.

Town A only had two substitutes on the bench with Ryan Lewis, Tom Hudson, Rob Collins and Simon Begnor all unavailable.

In a further blow Sowter, Nev Jenkins and Shaun Connelly were all carrying knocks – but with a healthy crowd at Oldfields, Town A were on the attack from the off.

Albion were fully aware of the threat posed by Curley and Sowter, and although the duo asked a number of questions, the league champions were largely able to snuff out any threat in the opening half.

At the other end Jason Cockshutt, who was moved into the centre-back position, marshalled the Town defence, with Albion restricted to efforts from distance.

It took 25 minutes for Albion to fire in their opening long-range effort which posed no problems.

With the Tean outfit pumping long balls forward Smith’s side looked to play further up the field, but neither side was able to break the deadlock before the break.

After the interval Town A came out all guns blazing – putting attack after attack together.

The pressure paid off when Sowter fired the Uttoxeter side into a deserved lead.

It got better for the Oldfields outfit when Curley continued his rich goal-scoring form to double their advantage.

Town A were suddenly in complete control and kept the crowd entertained with some fantastic free-flowing football.

With Smith urging his side forward – and the Town A defence looking solid – Curley put a massive smile on his manager’s face by bagging his 39th goal of the season.

Town went for more while demonstrating their keep-ball style.

One move involved 14 passes before Curley fired his resultant shot wide.

Smith was delighted with both the result and the performance.

The Town A boss said: “I am a really happy man – what a season we have had.

“We’re Staffs FA Sunday Challenge Cup winners, now Charity Trophy winners and runners-up in the league.

“We had two other semi-finals but they just came at the wrong time after we had played Friday night games.”

Smith reckons it could have been even better for Town A had those semi-finals not come just two days after Division One league fixtures.

The Uttoxeter boss also believes his side could have run Albion even closer in the league.

He said: “It has been a season of more ups than downs.

“The downs were low points in the season – and I still think about long and hard of what might of being.

“The ups include the Staffs Cup final and winning it after suffering the heartbreak of losing last season’s final.

“Also now we’ve added the Charity Cup.

“What a good bunch of players I have had the honour of being in charge of this past season.

“I would like to thank all the players for a great season and Pete Clewer for his support and faith in me.

“I cannot pick out individual players from the season as every one has played there part in the success.”

Read more from Uttoxeter News

Do you have something to say? Leave your comment here...

max 4000 characters

YOUR COMMENTS AWAITING MODERATION

 
 
 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES