By Liam Moakes 24/04 Updated: 08/05 19:56
AFTER one of the finest cup finals ever seen on the local football scene, Bretforton Old Boys lifted the Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League Evesham Mechanical Services KO Cup following a penalty shoot-out triumph over Red Horse.
The Old Boys won on spot kicks after the sides had drawn 6-6 following extra time in an incredible match.
Bretforton Old Boys led at the interval through a Dougie Wallace goal and Jamie Clarke increased the lead before Gilbert reduced the deficit.
When Adie Witts scored from a penalty the game seemed all over before Mills scored and then Cantrill took the game into extra time with a last minute equaliser.
Early in extra time Red Horse missed a penalty before they took the lead through Brain, only for Old Boys to storm back with goals from Ryan Clarke, Gayton and Wallace to once again turn the match towards the village team.
Once again though, Red Horse scored two goals in the last three minutes through Beattie and Cantrill to take the game to penalties where Bretforton were victorious.
Both teams were a credit to themselves and the league and this was highlighted with the respect shown between both sides at the final whistle.
Black Bear completed a clean sweep for the league in GFA Cup competitions by lifting the GFA Sunday Premier Cup with a 3-0 extra time victory over Frampton after a goalless 90 minutes.
Extra time goals from Sheehan and Pettitt (2) saw the Tewkesbury team achieve a third successive County Cup triumph.
Defford & Besford United clinched the Division Two title after coming from behind to defeat visitors Fladbury Athletic 3-2 with goals from Barton, Croy and Lawson, with Bell and Clements netting for Fladbury.
Evesham WMC dropped valuable points in losing 4-0 at home to Stour Excelsior who scored through Harris (3) and Hince.
Greaves' double helped Alderton win 3-2 at Cheltenham Saints, whilst goals from Leary and Naser earned WMK a 2-0 success at Bredon.
AC Olympia and Lenches Lions clinched promotion from Division Three and the two sides will meet in a title decider next weekend.
Lenches Lions won 10-0 at Wickhamford Sports as Unwin netted a treble, whilst AC Olympia defeated visitors Bear 5-1 with goals from White (2), Quimby, Clayton and Elliott.
Ambassador have all but secured the Division Four title after goals from Cox (2), Dawe and Keay defeated hosts Cider Mill Reserves.
With their superior goal difference, it would need some incredible results to deny Ambassador the title.
Broadway United Reserves continue to stumble after losing 3-2 at Elmley Castle as Jinks (2) and James scored for Elmley and Peters and Corr were on target for Broadway.
Anchor Harriers can clinch runners-up spot if they win their last two matches following their 5-0 home win over Sun Inn with goals from Crenar (3), Saunders and Morgan.
George & Dragon convincingly won 9-1 at Trumpet as McCall struck seven times.
This Sunday (5pm) sees the Bluck Cup final between AC Olympia and Lenches Lions at Littleton FC.
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