Metropolitan Police FC Lift Surrey's Flagship County Cup In A Historic Night At Meadowbank
Metropolitan Police FC claimed their third title in the first Specsavers Surrey Senior Cup at the new Meadowbank Football Ground.
The final sponsored by Specsavers took place in front of a crowd of 284 who witnessed Met Police FC face off against Tooting & Mitcham United.
It was a very even first 10 minutes between both of the sides with a stray Tooting & Mitcham header the only real danger early on.
The standout chance of the first half an hour came for Tooting & Mitcham, as a Kompany-esque long-range effort crept just over the bar, as Tooting & Mitcham appeared to be growing in confidence.
As the interval neared, Met Police began to dominate the game going forward. Their dominance proved vital as they found the breakthrough on 42 minutes. An ambitious effort from long range took an awkward bounce in front of the Tooting goalkeeper, sending him the wrong way to give Met Police the lead.
It was double trouble for United, as just three minutes later the Met gained a two goal advantage through Rhys King. Running at the Tooting defence, he weaved through the backline and tucked away from a tight angle off the post.
As the referee blew for half time, Met Police had a two goal lead and one hand on the Specsavers Surrey Senior Cup trophy.
There was little action to speak of in the second 45, with the ball staying bogged in midfield with almost no clear-cut chances for either side.
It was a credit to the young Met Police side that controlled the game brilliantly and refused to give Tooting & Mitcham a sniff of getting back into the final. Both teams had a couple of dangerous breaks but there was no change to the score-line after 90 minutes. And so, as referee Michael Webb blew his whistle at the end of the game it was the Met who were crowned the 2019 Specsavers Surrey Senior Cup Champions.
This was the Met’s third Surrey Senior Cup title, and their first since 2015 where they beat last year’s champions Merstham 2-0.
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