This season’s County Cup Competition has come to an end. And what a competition it has been with some fantastic finals on show!
Here’s a round-up of the finals!
The finalists from last season’s competition, Nantwich Town made it back to the final to take on first time finalists Stockport Town FC. Runcorn Linnets FC played host for this one.
Nantwich Town got off to a quick start, netting 3 without reply in the first half.
Stockport never really got into the game and Nantwich secured the victory.
Nantwich Town 3 – 0 Stockport Town
This year’s competition was hosted by Cammell Laird 1907. With holders Crewe Alexandra Ladies taking on record winners Tranmere Rovers Ladies.
The game was a close affair, with both teams creating chances early on. Crewe opened the scoring shortly before half time and never looked back. Tranmere battled back and almost equalised, but could not quite get the crucial goal.
Crewe added a second midway through the second half to secure a third straight title.
Crewe Alexandra Ladies 2 – 0 Tranmere Rovers Ladies
Witton Albion FC played host to the final between Knutsford FC and Vauxhall Motors FC.
It was a closely fought contest with both teams scoring in the first half to make it 1-1 at the break. The second half brought many chances but neither could break the deadlock.
The final went into extra time and with only a few minutes until penalties, a penalty was awarded to Knutsford after the striker was brought down in the box after being clean through on goal.
Knutsford converted the penalty and were then crowned the 2017/18 champions.
Knutsford 2-1 Vauxhall Motors (AET)
The 2017/18 final was hosted by Vauxhall Motors, with Dock AFC taking on Offerton Green.
The game took a slow start but on the half hour mark Offerton struck first after a neat move on the edge of the area was finished off to make it 0-1.
Dock struggled to get into the game and shortly after half time Offerton made it 0-2. Dock began to add the pressure but it was all too late. Offerton added a third before the end to make it a comfortable victory score line.
Offerton Green 3 – 0 Dock AFC
This year’s final was played between Dukinfield Youth and Vauxhall Motors, with Middlewich Town FC hosting the occasion.
Dukinfield dominated this one as they were too strong for Vauxhall. Vauxhall did have their chances though but failed to take them. Dukinfield on the other hand were clinical in their finishing and came out on top with a 5-0 win.
Dukinfield Youth 5 – 0 Vauxhall Motors
The Junior Cup final was contested between Dukinfield Youth JFC and Wilmslow Town JFC at the home ground of Heswall FC.
After a cagey first half, both teams got onto the scoresheet shortly after the break with Dukinfield taking the lead. Wilmslow Town replied with a goal of their own to make it 1-1, but Dukinfield struck straight away to go back into the lead.
From that point Dukinfield went from strength to strength to win the final.
Dukinfield Youth JFC 4 – 1 Wilmslow Town JFC
Girls Junior Cup
This year’s final was also hosted by Heswall FC between Davenham JFC and Broadheath Central JFC. The final was a very tight game with both teams going close on many occasions.
Davenham prevailed winning the game.
Davenham JFC 2 – 0 Broadheath Central
Heswall FC hosted the final of this year’s competition between FC Sports and Wilmslow Sports JFC.
FC Sports looked the stronger team physically and that proved an important factor in this tie. Both teams played some excellent football but it was to be FC Sports who came out on top winning 3-1.
FC Sports 3 – 1 Wilmslow Sports
Girls Minor Cup
This year’s final was played between Oxton Ladies and Hope Farm JFC at the home of Heswall FC.
Whilst the sun shined, so did Oxton Ladies. Both teams gave it their all but it was to be Oxton that came out on top winning 4-0.
Oxton Ladies 4 – 0 Hope Farm JFC