BRNC FC retain the George Lang Cup

  • Author: Nichola Aldridge
  • Date: Tuesday 16th May 2017
BRNC FC retain the George Lang Cup BRNC FC retain the George Lang Cup BRNC FC retain the George Lang Cup

A goal in the 89th minute was enough to give BRNC Dartmouth Football Club victory over City Police in the Devon Wednesday League, George Lang cup final. The match, held at Weston Mill in Plymouth, was the first outing for the BRNC side since their tour of Gibraltar and the team were keen to retain the cup which they lifted for the first time in 2016.

 

The pitch conditions were a challenge for both sides, particularly for BRNC who were looking to play their usual free flowing, passing football. As the first half progressed they started to create more chances, some on target, trying to impose themselves on the game. City Police created chances too but also couldn’t find their finishing touch. When half-time came the BRNC team knew they could win the game; they just needed to take their chances.

 

Despite dominating the second half BRNC were still unable to put the ball in the back of the net. Team changes were made knowing they needed to maintain their concentration in defence whilst dominating in the centre and ultimately putting a fresh pair of legs out wide.

 

As the game looked to be heading into extra time, BRNC showed the same grit, determination and fitness that got them through the Devon FA Cup final not long ago. Officer Cadet Obdul was brought down on the edge of the area in the 89th minute providing a great opportunity for BRNC. LPT Jamie Le Page took full advantage, curling his effort over the wall and straight into the top left corner. There was nothing the City Police goalkeeper could do about it – BRNC retained the George Lang Cup.

 

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