06:07PM, Saturday 04 May 2019
Burnham FC 2-3 Malmesbury Victoria FC
Burnham FC conceded late on while down to 10 men to lose 3-2 to Malmesbury Victoria in the Division One Subsidiary League Cup final.
Paul Shone’s men were looking to add to their league title this season, but after a tight contest, had to make do with the runners-up medals as Malmesbury scored the winner with five minutes to go.
In a back and forth game, Shone’s men quickly responded to going 1-0 down, levelling the scores with a well worked goal, squaring the ball across goal for an easy tap in, after a Malmesbury player was stretchered off the pitch for a nasty injury, after seemingly twisting his knee trying to change direction.
Both sides had penalty shouts turned down in the first half, with both waved away, as an entertaining first half ended one a piece.
There seemed to be no separating the sides after the break either. The Blues turned the game around taking the lead for the first time in the second half when Lucas Sinclair's drilled shot was spilled by the Malmesbury 'keeper into the net.
But Malmesbury, much like Burnham, got back into the game quickly, with their goal coming from the penalty spot - with a Burnham player being dismissed in the lead up to the spot kick.
It set up an even more dramatic ending that unfortunately for the Blues did not go their way, as five minutes before the end of regular time Malmesbury grabbed what proved to be the winner, working the ball from the right hand side and slipping it into the box before finishing past the Blues' 'keeper from a tight angle.
Burnham will be disappointed with the end result, but still end the season as Hellenic League One East Champions after an impressive 2018/19 campaign.
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