Farway's Golesworthy Cup hat-trick
PUBLISHED: 10:00 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:50 15 June 2010
FARWAY FC made it a Golesworthy Cup three-way hat-trick after beating Axmouth 3-1 in the final.
FARWAY FC made it a Golesworthy Cup three-way hat-trick after beating Axmouth 3-1 in the final. It was the third time they had won under the management of Andy Baily (98, 06, 08), three players ( Nigel Banks, David Summers, Steve Hallett) were a part of all three teams, and Daniel Williams scored all three goals. It has been a bit of an in and out season for the team, who play in the Premier Division of the Perry Street League, but it all came right on the night as they put in their best team performance of the season. "Talk about saving the best til last," said manager Baily. "We had 11 Men of the Match out there. So often we have had two or three players having great games and the same number having poor ones." Williams scored his first goal early on and it was the easiest of the three, a tap-in. AFter 15 minutes he broke from just inside the Axmouth half, carried the ball along and scored after a one-on-one with the keeper, thrashing the ball into the net. Axmouth scored on the half hour with a well taken goal which saw the ball run down the right, and the striker cut inside after a one-two to score. With the score 2-1 there was always the chance Axmouth could sneak an equaliser but the longer the game went on the more in control Farway became. Axmouth had lost a couple of influential players - Phil Squire being one of them - early on and it made a big difference to them. Williams added his third goal on 75 minutes when be picked the ball up deep, and rounded the keeper to score. The club have recently held their awards night with Players' Player of the Year being James Salter for the first team, Darren Cook for the seconds. Manager's Player of the Year was Dave Dare for the 1st XI and Ewan Carnelly for the 2nds. The Marathon Shield, given for clubman of the year, went to 2nd XI manager Paul Salmon. Baily added: "Much missed was ever-present and hard working secretary Mike Loud who passed away earlier this season. He was very much in our thoughts.