Crossflatts Village 6

Sandy Lane 0

CROSSFLATTS Village comfortably retained the Keighley FA Sunday Cup thanks to a romping 6-0 victory over Sandy Lane.

The newly-crowned Bradford Sunday Alliance Premier Division champions eased to victory thanks to goals from Michael Garnett, man-of-the-match Samuel Waterhouse, Connor Erangey, Chris Mawson (against his former club), and a brace for Colin Schofield, as they sealed the double in style.

Kevin Gill’s side came into the final on the back of losing the Bradford Sunday Alliance Senior League Cup final 1-0 against Oakenshaw FC last Sunday.

Gill asked for one more huge performance from his men in what was the club’s 33rd game of a gruelling season, and his players didn’t let him down. His players outplayed, outfought and out-willed their shell-shocked opponents, who were relieved to hear the final whistle.

Sandy Lane didn’t take this game lightly and they were looking for revenge after last season’s 3-0 final defeat.

They had even organised several extra training sessions to prepare for the final but Gill’s players were simply on it from the first whistle. The Sandy Lane players appeared overawed by them and the occasion at Silsden's Cobbydale Construction Stadium.

The win saw Flatts lift the trophy for the fourth time in their proud history, and they have now won it in three of the last four seasons, and have got to the final in each of the last four campaigns, but this victory and the manner of the victory, must go down as their most treasured Keighley FA Sunday Cup triumph.

Next season promises to be another exciting season for Village, who will look to consolidate their place as the best Sunday team in the Bradford and Keighley district.

The club will be looking to add a couple of quality players to their already impressive squad in the summer.

The double winners will round off the season in style with an end-of-season presentation and karaoke evening at Crossflatts Cricket Club on Saturday, commencing at 7pm. All sponsors, fans, friends and their families are welcome.