Beer victory in Geary Cup final
PUBLISHED: 10:00 14 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:49 15 June 2010
Colyton brought the curtain down on their Devon & Exeter League Senior Three campaign with a 5-2 win over Uplowman and now they face an anxious wait to see if more than the regulation three sides gain promotion to the higher level.
Colyton brought the curtain down on their Devon & Exeter League Senior Three campaign with a 5-2 win over Uplowman and now they face an anxious wait to see if more than the regulation three sides gain promotion to the higher level. Sixteen-year-old Adam Wakeley was the 'star' of the show with a brace and that took his tally to four goals in just four starts for the Senior side this season. What's more, young Wakeley had played a full 90 minutes the night before, scoring all four goals for Colyton Youth in a cup final! Regular centre back Matt Hall was given a rare chance up front and responded with a couple of goals. Fittingly the fifth and final goal of the game, and indeed the season, was scored by influential club captain Paul Millman.Colyton boss Keith Somers said: "It was a great way to end the season. For me it's been a slight disappointment for I can't help reflecting that, with a tad more experience, we would certainly be in third spot and looking forward to life in the higher level next season. But against what we have endured as a club - four seasons of struggle against relegation - you could say a fifth place finish this time is real progress."Somers added: "I am realistic enough to know Wakely is destined for better things although I would have to say I'd be loathe to see him go too local unless it was a big step up in class, but that's how highly I rate the lad. He can, and surely will, play at a higher level one day."l Sean Denslow fired home a superb strike from fully 20 yards to win the Geary Cup for Beer Albion in a well contested final at Cullompton. Both sides took a large following with them to the final in Mid Devon and there was a cracking atmosphere. Phil Crabb, the experienced Albion centre back who is a single year shy of reaching half century headed his side ahead. Steve Logan levelled things up for Town before that sensational winner from Denslow.