Senior Cup Final - how the action unfolded.
This live event has finished
- Tenby beat Merlins Bridge 2-0 to lift the Senior Cup.
Phil Cattlin lifts the trophy and a jubilant Tenby celebrate a first ever Senior Cup win. Match report and pictures to follow here shortly.....
Tenby now getting their winners medals.....
Bridge players now receiving their runner up medals from Micky Phillips....
Man of the match, presented by Chris Tansey, has gone to Phil Cattlin.
Few can deny Tenby were worthy winners. Bridge tried to press in the final 15 minutes when they fell behind, but up until that point nearly all of the attacking came from the Seasiders.
Tenby 2-0 Merlins Bridge
TENBY HAVE WON THE SENIOR CUP!
It is all over now, Richards lobs another long range effort goalwards, the ball hits the post but rebounds in off the unlucky Woodhouse.
Tenby 2-0 Merlins Bridge (Woodhouse own goal - 94)
Can only be seconds left now.....
Bridge are trying to pile players forward now but struggling to create the chance they need....
We are now into time added on at the Meadow.....
Just two minutes of normal time left now....
Daryl Mansbridge misses a chance to seal it on the break for Tenby as he skips past two tackles but lifts his left foot shot over.
Final two changes for Tenby as Billy Vaughan and Jerome Mansbridge make way for Ashley Andrews and Toby Rossiter.
Tenby now five minutes away from a first ever Senior Cup win....
Tenby sub Jordan Richards curls a fantastic effort over Woodhouse and into the net....but it's ruled out for offside.
Good effort from McNabney but Dafydd Jones gathers at the second attempt.
Bridge are suddenly threatening now and Nathan Greene is hacked down. McNabney over the free kick but it is a full 30 yards out...
Second Bridge change as Nathan Thomas is replaced by Jordan Raymond. The Wizards have 10 minutes to find a leveller.....
Simon Thomas over it.....but his curling effort goes over.
Bridge attacking now and Nathan Thomas fouled just outside the box.....
Game opening up now, Peter Thomas does brilliantly to stop Vaughan going clean through.
At the other end, Bridge immediately appeal for a penalty themselves as Cattlin miscontrols a cross, but Boswell only awards a corner which the defender then clears.
Daryl Mansbridge surges to the edge of the area and is taken down by Paul Thomas. After some deliberation, Boswell awards the penalty. Vaughan goes to Woodhouse's left, the keeper gets a hand to it but it sqiurms under him and into the net.
Tenby 1-0 Merlins Bridge (Billy Vaughan, pen - 74)
First Tenby change as Jordan Richards replaces Sam Christopher.
Vaughan does well to get a close range shot away under pressure from Paul Thomas, but hits the side netting.
First Bridge sub, Nathan Greene for Daniel Bryce. Bridge seem to be switching to 4-4-2.
Peter Thomas does well to clear from the feet of Christopher after Callum Proctor's flick on. Still 0-0, 70 gone.
McNabney whips in again but Cattlin clears well with a header.
Perry fouls Bryce and Bridge have another chance to get a dangerous ball into the area here....
McNabney tries to pounce on Alex Harley's tame header on half way, but Cattlin intercepts.
Tenby are trying to press here but the Bridge are sitting deep and at the moment, and comfortably holding them at bay. The Wizards can't get anything going in attack though.
Bit of ping ball in the Bridge area there but Lee Hudgell clears the danger.
61 gone....still 0-0
First card of the day as Bridge's Dai Davies goes in the book.
Game going through a quiet period here. Heat is searing out there....
55 gone.....still 0-0 here.
Close for Bridge! McNabney whips in the free kick and Peter Thomas heads just wide of the near post.
McNabney fouled out wide, good crossing position for Bridge here....
Vaughan's free kick is confortably over the bar.
Half hearted appeals for a penalty from Tenby after Cattlin's header is blocked, but moments later they win in free kick on the edge of the area...
Second half is underway.....
Doesn't look like either side have made any changes.
Both teams back out for the second half.....
Must be said, referee Dean Boswell has done brilliantly so far. No cards dished out yet and has officiated with a lot of common sense.
When the Wizards have attacked, they have done so with pace but they will want to get Stephen McNabney into the game more in the second half. The striker is yet to have a sight of goal.
So no goals so far at the Meadow. Tenby have done more of the pressing, and should be ahead after Vaughan's miss.
Tenby 0-0 Merlins Bridge
Just a couple of minutes from half time now.....still 0-0.
Christopher gets a sight of goal but scuffs his shot straight at Woodhouse.
Vaughan goes for goal but his low shot is tipped away by Woodhouse. Corner comes to nothing.
D'Ivry clips Jerome Manbridge and Tenby have a free kick just outside the area....
Tenby go close again, Daryl Manbridge's cross is met by Sam Christopher....but Bridge keeper Woodhouse holds comfortably.
Vaughan is limping heavily from that challenge from Sable. D'Ivry meanwhile, seems to have recovered from his early knock for Bridge.
Into the wall and Bridge clear. Jerome Mansbridge gets a warning from ref Dean Boswell for catching D'Ivry late as he cleared.
Vaughan in the thick of it again here as he skips past Jonny Sable before being fouled by the Bridge midfielder. Vaughan back up for the 20 yard free kick....
Daryl Mansbridge then drags a 20 yard shot wide. Tenby beginning to press....
What a chance for Tenby! Paul Thomas' weak clearance was intercepted by Jerome Mansbridge, who plays in Vaughan.....but the striker hesitated in front of goal before slicing wide.
Billy Vaughan cracks an effort from 25 yards but it flies just past the post. Bridge hearts in mouths for a moment there....
Dai Davies strikes a shot from the edge of the area for Bridge but it's straight at Dafydd Jones in the Tenby goal.
At the other end, Sam Christopher turns Peter Thomas on the edge of the area, but opts to cross when he could maybe have shot there.
D'Ivry and Bryce combine well to set up McNabney, but he is tackled before he can shoot by Curtis Hurlow.
McNabney steps up but puts his effort into the wall.
Free kick in a promising position for Bridge, as Sonny Phillips fouls Nathan Thomas.
First Bridge corner now, but Simon Thomas' cross is cleared.
Sam Christopher surges into area, great tackle from Peter Thomas. Another Tenby corner comes to nothing.
Tenby go close.....Vaughan's corner is just missed at the back post by Curtis Hurlow.
D'Ivry appears to have been hurt by that collision and has just received treatment
Thomas' free kick found Dai Davies but he was crowded out by Tenby defence. At the other end, a collision between Matthew D'Ivry and Peter Thomas saw Jerome Mansbridge surge into the area.....but his cross was cut out by Peter Thomas.
Apologies for delay there....temporarily let down by the Meadow wifi!
Bridge free kick here, chance for Peter Thomas to get the ball into the area...
First moment of danger from Tenby as Matthew D'Ivry clears away Billy Vaughan's through ball. Cattlin then heads Vaughan's subsequent corner well wide.
Both teams still settling here. Little in the way of goal mouth action after five minutes though.
Tenby also have one change from their semi final starting line up. Callum Proctor starts in place of Ashley Andrews. Jake Proctor drops out of the squad.
So Bridge start with one change from their semi final line up, with Daniel Bryce in for Nathan Greene. Looks like they are going with five in midfield and McNabney alone up front.
We are underway here at the Meadow....
Tenby: Dafydd Jones, Curtis Hurlow, Sonny Phillips, Alex Harley, Phil Cattlin, Callum Proctor, Daryl Mansbridge, Richard Perry, Sam Christopher, Billy Vaughan, Jerome Mansbridge. Subs: Ashley Andrews, Toby Rossiter, Jordan Richards.
Merlins Bridge: Carl Woodhouse, Daniel Bryce, Lee Hudgell, Peter Thpmas, Paul Thomas, Jonny Sable, Matthew D'Ivry, Dai Davies, Stephen McNabney, Nathan Thomas, Simon Thomas. Subs: Nathan Greene, Jordan Raymond, Stephen Clarke.
Team news coming shortly.....
The two sides last met back in August on the opening night of the Division One season. They drew 2-2 at the Clicketts, with Scott Ferney and Daryl Mansbridge on target for the Seasiders. Stepehn McNabney struck twice for the Bridge.
Referee in his first final today is Dean Boswell, with assistants Kevin Bowen and Tom Bevan. Sean O'Connor is the fourth official.
Both teams now out warming up and the crowd is beginning to build. The majority have tipped Tenby today, but I think it's going to be a very, very tight one.
And a reminder of how Bridge reached their 13th final, beating Johnston in a dramatic penalty shoot out.... http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/sport/11092882.Bridge_spot_on_as_they_reach_Senior_Cup_final/
A reminder of how the Seasiders reached their first ever final, beating Monkton Swifts in the semi final..... http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/sport/11085784.Sam_fires_Seasiders_into_first_ever_final/
An hour to go until kick off and a superb sunny day here at the Meadow. Pitch looking in perfect condition.
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