Sat Prem Final

Nottsborough FC win Saturday Premier Cup

4 goals were scored in the entertaining final

The Saturday Premier Cup final was decided earlier this week, where Nottsborough FC overcame Godalming FC by 4 goals to nil.


Nottsborough were out of the blocks quickly and had an early chance blocked by Godalming captain Luke Beale, his side then found their opportunity early but were unable to capitalise when Liam Avery hit wide of the post.


Nottsborough settled well and Kane Parker was vocal and creating for the team, Notts continued to pressure, and Godalming found it difficult to break their backline, despite the efforts of forwards Rickie Letch and Samuel Boultwood.


Nevertheless, Godalming thought they had put themselves ahead on the 29th minute from a set piece, but this was ruled out for offside.


They would go on to regret the missed opportunity, as minutes later, a ball was looped over to Harry Sklavanous who rolled into the net to make it 1-0 to Nottsborough and, unfortunately for Godalming, Beale picked up an injury in the build-up that forced him to be substituted.


Another chance came for Notts just before the interval through Kai Beck, though his strike was collected by Alfie Mickley to keep it to just the one goal separating the sides at half time.


The second period saw Godalming push the Nottsborough defence early on, with Boultwood stealing the ball off Goalkeeper Ben Lancaster, unfortunately he had taken himself too far wide and was unable to capitalise on the chance. A corner routine also saw substitute Jason Cotton rising high, his header going just over the goal.


Despite the reformed Godalming attack, Nottsborough went 2-0 ahead in the 64th minute, when Beck managed to take his chance, lashing into the net after a scramble in the box where Godalming failed to clear.


Minutes later, Nottsborough added to their tally again when a clearance out of the box following a free kick allowed for a counter attacking opportunity, Ciaran Houston on the break played the ball to Beck, who returned the favour and Houston, composing himself with a good touch, drove the ball into the back of the net.


Godalming were left with a mountain to climb, and Matthew Cox saw a half chance fall to him when he connected with the ball on the volley, though his shot caused not trouble for the keeper and flew wide of the post. Rikkie Letch also manged to connect with a header, but this was comfortably taken by Lancaster.


The game was firmly put to bed in the 78th minute, when Houston and Beck combined again, Beck slipping in Houston who picked up his brace when he fired into the bottom right corner to make it 4-0 to Nottsborough FC who were deserved winners of the Saturday Premier Cup


Goals (Nottsborough): Harry Sklavanous (35’), Kai Beck (64’), Ciaran Houston (69’, 78’)


POTM: Kai Beck

Attendance: 256


Match Officials:

Referee: Pat Nixon

Assistant Referee: Harry Yellen

Assistant Referee: Joe Wright

Fourth Official: Declan Wyatt


Godalming Town FC: Alfie Mickley, Ollie McAleese, Matthew Cox, Luke Beale, Kurt Greenaway, James Colinese, Connor Blanchard, Thomas White, Liam Avery, Ross Cheek, James Mariner, Rikkie Letch, Luca Scanella, Jason Cotton, Daniel Mills, Samuel Boultwood, Rob Parrott.


Nottsborough FC: Ben Lancaster, Ed Gough, Kane Packer, Tom Etherington, Jack Lane, Sam Webb, Jimmy Hawkings, Joe Tutty, Harry Sklavanous, Dan Barber, James Taylor, Ciaran Houston, Kai Beck, James Fitzgibbon.