One down, two to go for history-making FC Fernhill
May 06, 2010
FC Fernhill became the first ever team from Bracknell to win the Berks & Bucks Junior Cupwhen they beat Milton Keynes side Boca Shenley 6-2 at Abingdon United on Sunday.
The final was the first of three that the club will play in the space of six days, as their U17 team (pictured below) play in the South Chiltern Minor League Cup at Madejski Stadium tonight (6pm kick-off), before the senior team face Wokingham United in the Bracknell Sunday League Senior Cup final at Larges Lane tomorrow (7.45pm).
On Sunday, Fernhill started strongly and went ahead after 14 minutes when Kevin Paiser hit an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box.
Shenley were soon level, however, when Simon Rynn fired past keeper Steve Macey.
Despite slipping when through on goal, Ben Knight still managed to slot home for 2-1, and then Fernhill made it 3-1 soon after when Sam Whiting was brought down by Ieuan Rilesy and he got up to slot home from 12 yards.
Fernhill started the second half as they finished the first, and Paiser hit home his second of the game to effectively make it safe.
Boca Shenley refused to lie down, however, and Dean Bland hit home a good shot from the edge of the box.
This lifted Fernhill and they scored their fifth after 73 minutes, when a poor clearance fell to Robert Musson smashed the ball home from distance.
They made it 6-2 with five minutes to go when Knight raced clear and squared to an unmarked Whiting, who was named man of the match, to score.
Manager Jeff Lawrence was over the moon with the victory.
“I thought all the lads played really well – they all played to their potential which is all you can ask,” he said.
“Boca Shenley weren’t a bad side, but we didn’t let them play. We played them off the park.”