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  • "Forest Hill V Abba the cup final on Sunday 4th of May. We knew we were in for a hard slog of a match and that was precisely what we had.
    The first half of the match we were very much on top of the game we scored the first goal certainly not as described by the opposing teams manager as a fluke, it was a well placed shot and a well deserved goal. After that Abba constantly tried to break our defense,but to no avail even the second half when our lads were shattered energy was low, even sending their goalie down to help. Situation arose empty goal nearly scored our second one, that would have really upset their manager. Best Team Won."
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FOOTBALL: Two Eagles sent off as Yeoman claim Trophy

Forest Hill celebrate winning the Devenney Cup  Picture: Denis Kennedy Order no: OX66963

Forest Hill celebrate winning the Devenney Cup Picture: Denis Kennedy Order no: OX66963

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FREELAND Yeoman ran out 4-0 winners to lift the Alan Alder Trophy after beating nine-man Cowley Marsh Eagles, writes TIM SIRET.

Premier Division Eagles were left to rue early missed chances.

They could have been well in front by the time Neil Rose won and converted a disputed penalty for the Division 1 side.

The match was still in the balance well into the second half, with Tom Gerken hitting a post for Yeoman, while at the other end, Fama Mara went close to an equaliser.

It swung decisively towards Yeoman when man-of-the-match Aston Leach smashed home a beauty from the edge of the box.

The opposition then fell apart, first with Shon Dean sent off and he was swiftly followed by Mara, who picked up a second booking.

Rob Keylock and Leach made the most of the extra space to give the scoreline a flourish late on.

Matt Wigley’s second-half strike saw Forest Hill win the Devenney Cup after weathering heavy pressure from Abba Athletic.

The first half was virtually one-way traffic, as Division 3 side Abba piled the pressure on to their Division 2 opponents.

Shane Probbits starred, but despite the balance of the game, there was no way through before the break.

Forest Hill bounced back after the restart and Wigley claimed what proved to be the winner with a slightly fortuitous finish following a corner.

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