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Post  Solihull Martyr on Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:29 pm

Team:
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Tancock Jones Baggridge Bloom
Brown Evans Wright Jenkins
Reffell McLaggon

Subs: Hugh Chappelle Bowen Traylor Prosser
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Post  Solihull Martyr on Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:36 pm

H/t 0-0. Could be 2 up on chances.
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Post  SwanseaJack(SgorioFruit) on Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:39 pm

Cambridge have 45 minutes to score 4 goals.

Come on the Martyrs

Very Happy:D:D:D:D
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Post  rustic on Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:43 pm

What time was kick off,8 PM according to Cambridge web site.

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Post  Merthyr Imp on Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:49 pm

7.45pm kick-off.

I noticed it was on a Twitter from St Ives Town (whose ground Cambridge play on) that it wrongly gave it as 8pm
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Post  rustic on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:02 pm

Thank you

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Post  rustic on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:03 pm

Thank you

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Post  Solihull Martyr on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:08 pm

Sub: Prosser prosser for Mclaggon around the hour mark.
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Post  Solihull Martyr on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:14 pm

Sub: Traylor for Jones 69mins
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Post  Solihull Martyr on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:18 pm

1 up Prosser 71mins. Get in!!
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Post  SwanseaJack(SgorioFruit) on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:23 pm

Cambridge now have less than 20 minutes to score 5 goals.

Bring that cup home bois bach
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Post  Solihull Martyr on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:25 pm

Sub: Hugh for Jenkins 81mins


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Post  Solihull Martyr on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:26 pm

Prosser brace 82mins - 2 up
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Post  SwanseaJack(SgorioFruit) on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:27 pm

Cambridge now have less than 10 minutes to score 6 goals.

Bring that cup home bois bach

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Post  Solihull Martyr on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:32 pm

Suspect Pross will be persona non grata in Cambridgeshire!
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Post  OWNES1 on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:34 pm

Another hat-trick on the horizon.

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Post  Solihull Martyr on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:38 pm

Ft 2-0. Congratulations to the CUP WINNERS. Get in!!
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Post  rustic on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:39 pm

Well done everyone.

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Post  OWNES1 on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:41 pm

We will keep a welcome in the hillside, and a welcome in the vale, when you bring home that cup to Wales.

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Post  SwanseaJack(SgorioFruit) on Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:44 pm

well done lads.
 cup winners
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Post  OWNES1 on Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:12 pm

Hope the cup will be on display on Saturday, good timing for the opening of Webleys, from one of the many fans who were there in mind if not in soul.

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Post  Old Sod on Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:08 am

Already leading Cambridge City 5-1 after the first leg of the Red Insure Southern League Cup final thanks to a hat trick from Ryan Prosser and further goals from Ian Traylor and Chris Hugh, Merthyr Town eased to a comfortable 2-0 second leg victory at St Ives with substitute Prosser grabbing a brace to give the Mighty Martyrs a resounding 7-1 aggregate victory to lift the Southern League Cup for the first time since 1951.

Last time we visited St Ives for the league fixture the pitch was wet, muddy and slippery but last night it was the usual, this time of year, bouncy playing surface with some “crop circles” of new grass growing on certain areas of the field.

Merthyr made several changes from Saturday’s team. With Adam Davies ill, Bloom came in at left back with Jones returning to the middle of the defence allowing Wright to move forward to partner Evans in midfield with Prosser and the returning Traylor joining Hugh, Bowen and Chappelle on the bench.

To stand any chance, Cambridge had to score early but failed totally in their endeavours. In fact the first moment of danger came at the other end when after a foul on McLaggon, Brown sent the free kick towards goal which was dealt with easily by Barrett in the Cambridge goal. Both teams exchanged free kicks both of which came to nothing and it was clear that the energy and commitment of the Merthyr team were going to keep Cambridge at arms length.
Merthyr missed a great opportunity to open the scoring when Jenkins made a superb break down the left, getting past the Standen as if he wasn’t there and got into the area, close to the byline and sent in an excellent low ball across the 6 yard line which was met by the onrushing Brown, but the ball bobbled on the playing surface at a vital moment and from about 5 yards, Brown skied his half volley over the bar.

Cambridge were giving away free kicks after fouls on both McLaggon and Reffell but Merthyr failed to take advantage of these set pieces but still looked the more likely to score as Cambridge continued to struggle against the Merthyr defence. Another opportunity arose when after some good play down the right involving Reffell and Brown led to the latter sending in a cross which was partially cleared to Wright whose shot from the edge of the area rocketed against the Cambridge post and away to safety with Barrett totally beaten.

Jenkins continued to cause problems down the Cambridge right and he again got into the 18 yard area and from the byline got in another low cross as he was tackled by Standen and Cambridge cleared. Mr Finnie waved away appeals for a penalty and with Jenkins lying prone off the pitch behind the byline Chubbs came racing along almost half of the pitch only for Jenkins to get up and return to the action with Chubbs about 2 yards away from him. The sight of Chubbs trudging all the way back to the dugout caused a certain amount of merriment amongst the large contingent of Merthyr faithful standing behind the goal.

Merthyr then missed another opportunity when Reffell broke through the middle of the Cambridge defence and from about 12 yards he sent in a shot which Barrett did really well to push aside for a corner which was cleared by the Cambridge defence. A little later Jones got his head to the ball from a Brown free kick, given after yet another foul on McLaggon but he sent his header across goal and wide of Barrett’s right hand post. Jenkins again got into the area and shot towards goal but Barrett got down well to his right to pull off another good save.

Merthyr continued to press with Cambridge defending, sometimes desperately and offering little going forward and the half ended 0-0 but the Martyrs could have had 3.

The second half started as the first ended with the Martyrs on top. A long ball into the Cambridge half saw McLaggon and Standen tussle for it. McLaggon got the better of him and just as he was lining up to shoot from the edge of the area, Norman got his foot in and the danger was cleared. A few minutes later, McLaggon was again fouled, this time by Lewis near the left hand edge of the Cambridge area. Brown sent the kick into the area towards goal and it got a wicked deflection off a Cambridge defender and Barrett did really well to go to his right and get the ball away for a corner which Cambridge cleared. In a very rare attack down their right and a cross came into the Merthyr area but landed straight into the arms of the underworked Clarke.

Mclaggon made a couple of good breaks but with no luck and with about a half an hour left, he was replaced by Prosser and 10 minutes later after more Merthyr pressure involving Prosser and Jenkins Brown sent in a shot which went just wide of Barrett’s right hand post, Traylor replaced the injured Jones with Wright dropping back.

In the 75th minute Prosser – who else – opened the scoring. Jenkins again did well to pick up a clearance from Standen and he crossed it towards Prosser who from about 12 yards he sent a great shot past Barrett into the back of the net and the Merthyr fans celebration party started in earnest.

Cambridge knew the game was up and after some good play down the left saw Reffell receive the ball in the area and he held it, gave it back to Bloom but his cross was cleared only for Merthyr to win it back and from a ball forward by Tancock, Prosser got the better of Murray and as the ball bounced in the area he lobbed it over Barrett but also about 10 yards over the bar. As the ball was being retrieved, Hugh replaced Jenkins.

It was no surprise when Merthyr increased their lead and again it was no surprise that it was that man Prosser who got the goal. I was flogging a couple of Soccalot tickets at the time but with about 10 minutes left I did see Traylor send a long ball towards the right hand edge of the Cambridge area which Prosser latched onto and this time he made no mistake when he controlled it and lobbed a volley over Barrett’s head which fell neatly into the back of the Cambridge net and Merthyr were 2 up on the night and 7-1 over the two games. Rereading this I would like to confirm that it was the ball that landed neatly into the back of the net and not Barrett’s head!

Merthyr continued to have the upper hand and tried to increase their lead even more and Prosser almost got his second hat trick of this 2 legged final when he picked up a loose ball in the area and shot from about 12 yards just wide of Barrett’s right hand post.

Mr Finnie, after a few minutes of stoppage time put the Cambridge team out of their misery and blew the final whistle with fittingly, Merthyr still on the offensive.

The first leg made the second leg a formality for Merthyr but as can be expected they approached the game professionally and went for the kill. With the missed opportunities in the first half it could easily have been a repeat of the first leg scoreline as the team made Cambridge look second best all evening and the 2 great goals from Prosser was the proverbial icing on the cake.

It was a very good team performance with some great football being played on a poor surface and even though he was only on the pitch for 20 minutes or so Prosser was the man who finished off the opposition and gets my vote as MOTM.

Manager Steve Jenkins and his side have performed really well in a cup we did not originally want to enter but the winning of the Jamie Mack Red Insure Cup has capped off an interesting season and it’s still not over. The cup will be at the ground on Saturday when we play St Neots and coupled with the opening of Webley’s it will be a great day so hopefully as many people as possible will come up the Park and support the Martyrs. You know it makes sense!


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Post  Royston Rogers on Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:24 am

congrats to Steve all the staff and all the boys great result Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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