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Groom Cup Final - Match Report

  • 28/05/21
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Declan James Groom Cup Man of the match

Groom Cup Match Report

The first of four League Cup Finals was played on Tuesday evening at the Stafflex Arena, Storthes Hall when Laund Hill lifted the Groom Cup with a 3-2 victory over Kirkburton.

The photo below shows the first ever Lady President of the Huddersfield & District Association Football League, Mrs Margaret Whitaker with the two teams and match officials prior to kick-off.

It was Kirkburton who struck first with skipper Henry Philpott putting the reds ahead in the first half with a determined header that gave the Laund Hill keeper no chance. Daniel Lockwood made it 2-0 with a well struck shot from open play midway through the second period, to give Kirkburton what appeared to be a commanding lead. However, Laund Hill staged a late rally and goals from Jimmy Knowles and Craig Burns levelled the score line to set up a nail-biting finish. Second half substitute and man of the match Declan James rifled home the winner from inside the box with only minutes remaining.

The match was well-managed by the referee Tom Mallon, assisted by Shakeel Allad and Joe Wink-Simmonds.

The man of the match was “super sub” Declan James who was presented with the Geoff Earnshaw Shield.

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