Monday, 19 April 2010

National Christian Vets final (Carshalton): Goldhill Baptist 4, Molesey 1

GOLDHILL'S GOLDEN OLDIES: Back row, left to right: Coach Mark 'Special One' Thomas, Ian 'Shin pads' Benning, Bruce 'The Nuts' Nutman, Simon 'The Boss' Damery, Dave 'Supersub' Hughes, Mark 'No Mug' Mugglestone, Dave 'The Voice' Hetherington, Don '54 this year' Bradley, Jason 'Cruiser' Lambe, James 'Top Scorer' Cansdale, Steve 'Not For Sale' Prokopiou, Nigel 'Flash' Williams. Front row: Brian 'Little Flash' Riddell, Paul 'Littlest Flash' Morris (player/manager), Jon 'Deadball' Dennis, Neal 'Read My Book' Collins, Gary 'Safe Hands' Hales.

GOLDHILL BAPTIST CHURCH'S creaking veterans lifted the National Christian Vets Cup with a 4-1 win over Molesey on Sunday.
In front of strong support from travelling Chalfont St Peter villagers at Carshalton Athletic FC, Goldhill found themselves a goal down at half-time.
But an equaliser from Steve Prokopiou early in the second half saw the momentum change dramatically and Nigel Williams, Bruce Nutman and James Cansdale - top scorer in the tournament with six goals - ensured a first-ever national trophy.
Coach Mark Thomas, a former Chalfont St Peter Middle School and Dr Challoners pupil aged 24 - roughly half the age of the players he manages - said: "We were brilliant in the second half. And now we're on for the treble. We are in a good position to win the Chiltern Churches Second Division and in the semi-final of the League Cup."
Manager Paul Morris, by some inches the smallest player in the side, said: "That was a great day out for all of us and the match was played in the right spirit."

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