THE Blackbird added a second trophy to their successful debut season in the Critchleys UTV League, with a 4-1 victory over Premier Division champions AFC Jericho in the final of the Devenney Cup at Abingdon Town, writes TIM SIRET.

Blackbird had already won the Hedley Toms/ Michael Brown Memorial Trophy a fortnight before and continued their form with a convincing win.

They took the lead just before half-time when Anaclet Odhiambo played in Marlon James to fire home the opener.

James turned provider for Yasine Lamzini to double the score early in the second half and Odhiambo grabbed a third shortly afterwards to make it 3-0.

Ben Curtis got Jericho off the mark, winning and then scoring a penalty, but a brilliant long-range effort from substitute Kieran Davis killed off any hopes of a comeback.

Blackbird could have added a fifth when Davis was upended in the area.

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However, substitute Chris Fontaine saw his penalty tipped onto the post by Patrick Gaughan before he blasted the rebound wide.

Manager Stuart Parsons was delighted to claim another piece of silverware.

He said: “It was a brilliant win for the team, there’s been plenty of banter going on between our sides on social media, me and their manager have both been at it too.

“We were fairly confident, but this was one game I really wanted to win so I am really pleased with the result.

“We have achieved exactly what we set out to do, be a successful side that brings young players through.

“I think they have benefited from playing with more experienced players.”

Exeter Rangers staged a magnificent comeback to snatch the Alan Alder Cup from Watlington Town’s grasp with a 5-4 victory.

Jack Morgan’s late winner ended a thrilling finale after Exeter had led 4-2 in the second half.

Top scorer Charlie Silkstone put Watlington in front within five minutes.

But they soon found themselves trailing as John Webb converted a penalty, before heading Rangers in front.

Tom Bliss equalised to send the sides in level at half-time, but Town seized the initiative after the break and opened up a twogoal lead thanks to Bliss and Silkstone.

Jon Boyles capitalised on a defensive mistake to hand Exeter a lifeline.

Damien Jeffries brought the sides level once more when he beat the offside trap to slot home.

Morgan won it at the death for Rangers, latching onto Webb’s superb backheel before firing home the winner.