NCBC bounce back to win Bishop's Cup final
Football teams from Norwich Central Baptist Church and Surrey Chapel emerged victorious as the senior Norfolk Christian League knockout cup competitions reached their climax on Saturday.
NCBC beat King’s Community Church in a close-fought final at the St Faith’s Centre in Horsham St Faith on Saturday May 5 to retain the Bishop’s Cup for a second year.
In the Bishop’s Cup King’s took a deserved lead in the 40th minute courtesy of Ciaran McClennan when the NCBC goalkeeper came well out of his area but did not get the ball. Just before half-time NCBC snatched an equaliser after Matt Bolt robbed the keeper to set up Jamie Middleton for a tap-in.
An even game was decided in the 75th
minute when Matt Bolt was put through and made no mistake to score the winner, much to the delight of a 100-strong crowd.
Earlier in the day Surrey Chapel overcame Proclaimers 2-1 to take the Wroxham Road Shield.
Proclaimers took the lead through a Jon Salmon free kick only for Surrey Chapel to equalise.
The game finished somewhat controversially when Surrey’s Troy Lowthorpe went on to score the winner after some Proclaimers players had stopped to allow an injured Surrey player to receive treatment.
This Saturday, May 12, the League’s Youth Cup Competitions will take place on Saturday May 12, 9am at the new 3G Astroturf pitches at Thorpe St Andrew School.
The teams taking part are:
Under 12: St John's versus St Peter's Easton
Under 14: Meadow Way versus St Peter's Easton 'A'
Under 16: Broadland Lads versus St Catherine's
This programme will also be given out free at each of the finals.
Pictured above are the victorious NCBC team and below, gallant runners-up Kings.