Felton FC...6 Amble Dock...4
ACS Dobfar Cup, Semi-Final
IT was a close game in the end at The Rec but Felton FC did what they set out to do and reached the cup final.
Felton FC, second from bottom in the league, scored first when Gar McCann’s left-foot long shot crept in under the Dock keeper (1-0).
The home side then dominated play and got their second about 10 minutes later when Mark Cockburn played the ball over the top for James Jackson, whose first touch took it away from all the defenders. He chipped the keeper from 18 yards, sparking premature celebrations from the home fans (2-0).
The Dock replied well by battering the Felton defence for the next five minutes. They received their reply like a Christmas present when Felton gave the ball away cheaply. Amble’s striker tucked away a one-on-one (2-1).
But Felton replied with pressure of their own and Raymond Brown saw his bicycle-kick crash against the crossbar before McCann tucked in the re-bound (3-1).
Kieran Hogg and Jake Lowes were working their magic down the left side all half and the good work provided a cross for Mark Cockburn to get Felton’s fourth. By this time, Amble Dock had scored a second, making it 4-2 at half-time.
The second half was not as much fun with Felton’s performance dipping. It nearly cost them the game as Amble rallied well and grabbed a goal (4-3).
Tony Brown’s spectacular effort smashed into the net to give Felton a 5-3 lead. Danny Lillico gave away a penalty allowing Amble Dock a fantastic chance to make it a tense finish. They dispatched it cleanly, but just as clean was Scotty McMullen’s finish in the last minute for Felton to make it 6-4.
The end of the game was marked by the Felton Ultras fans letting off a flare pitchside – surely that’s a first in Morpeth Sunday League history!
Man-of-the-match: Jon Snaith. Match dedicated to Matthew Fowler who broke his leg. Match sponsor: Joe Thornton Car Fixer and Beefy Deliveries.