Five-star Snooks ease to cup final success

Bridlington Snooker Centre v Flamborough 1sts
Bridlington Snooker Centre v Flamborough 1sts

Snooker Centre started the final well, dominating possession and attacking the Flamborough goal.

Early chances came and went for Snooks but they carried on passing the ball well, while limiting Boro’s forwards to the odd counter attack which came to nothing.

Snooks finally opened the scoring when a ball played into the box was flicked towards goal from Lyle Bogle, and Joe Stenton ran in to tap home. 1-0 became 2-0 when Stenton was fouled in the box following a corner and up stepped Ricki Scott-Cook to convert the penalty.

Half time came with Snooks feeling they hand one hand on the cup, but also knowing the next goal was vital. It came from Steven Laws, who calmly turned his man just inside the 18-yard box and placed his shot inside the far post.

At 3-0 Snooks looked comfortable, and it forced flamborough to make a few subsstitutions to try get back into the game, and they responded with sublime free kick from distance to reduce the arrears.

Snooks got their act together after a shaky couple of minutess following the boro goal. Ben Denham was threatening when running at his marker and when he hit a shot from distance that was only parried, it give Bogle the chance to react the quickest to touch the ball round the keeper and knock into an empty net.

Snooks made a few subs with the game seemingly won and it was one of the replacements, Sam Sutcliffe, who scored the fifth and final goal with a well-placed effort from edge of the box that the keeper got a hand to but could not stop going over the line.

The champions had some great performances all over the park, but man of match went to captain Alex Gray.

Team: Chadwick, Butterfield, Deegan, Gray, Harrison, Ritchie, Stenton, Laws, Scott-Cook, Denham, Bogle

Subs: Morris, Sutcliffe, Padgett, Bint