Date: Saturday 1st October
Starting Line-Up: Clark, Denno, A. Clarke, Pally, Utting, Brain, Bradders, Salty (C), Moody, Hill, Stevie T
Cubo welcomed Goldfingers to Barn Elms for the first cup game of the season. Bradders knew their European sleeve styled keeper and many players were also au fait with Cemlyn Jones at right back for the Yellow and Black clad visitors.
Trevor Moody scored the key goal, which had been coming, when he stole in at the near post to delicately flick in a Brain corner – one of many the diminutive dribbler had delivered.
On the half hour mark a penalty was conceded by the 27 (honestly) year old in the home goal, but he composed himself well, flinging himself to his right to push the spot kick to safety.
Goldfingers loved being offside but responded to the disappointment in the second half by creating a number of chances themselves. Clark was called into action a number of times producing a plethora top saves.
However despite his heroics, when a weak shot slipped under his body it seemed for all the world that extra time would be required. However Dennison, operating out of position at right back, showed admirable defensive instincts to clear from off the line and complete a hard fought but slightly fortuitous victory.
Final Score: AFC Cubo 2nd XI 1-0 Goldfingers
Man of the Match: Neil Clark for some great one handed shot stopping and a penno save (which he’d given away).
Match Report: A group effort (in the car) between Denno, Clark, Hoops and PeteHill