7th May 2017
Number 41

Les Phillips Cup Semi-Finals

Melksham Town booked their place in the final, following a 1-0 win away at Gillingham Town. A goal from Mike Perrott just after half-time was the difference between the sides, with Melksham forced to see out the final ten minutes with ten men following a red card to Dan Demkiv. In the second semi-final at the Lawns, Cribbs sneaked past last year's beaten finalists Willand Rovers following a marathon penalty shootout. The game was level at 1-1 following extra-time, and eventually Cribbs booked their spot in the final after winning 11-10 on spot kicks.

Les Phillips Cup Final

In a hard-fought final at Street's Tannery Ground, it was Melksham who claimed the Les Phillips Cup following a penalty shootout victory over Cribbs. Both sides had plenty of chances during the 90 minutes, with the best falling to Melksham's top scorer Gary Higdon who blazed over a second-half penalty. During a tense extra-time period, both teams had a man sent off after picking up their second bookings, but the deadlock remained unbroken and the game headed to penalties. Higdon made up for his earlier miss by firing home the opening penalty of the shootout, and thanks to a save from keeper Rob Brown, it was Darren Perrin's side who prevailed 5-4 on spot kicks.

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