Search

Super Mack fires Caister Roma to Wiltshire Cup final glory

09:02 13 April 2012

Caister Roma celebrate their Wiltshire Cup final success.

Caister Roma celebrate their Wiltshire Cup final success.

Archant

Caister Roma 4 Catfield 3

On a miserable Monday morning weather-wise the Yarmouth and District League’s prestigious Wiltshire Cup final took place at the Wellesley, pitting holders for the last three seasons Catfield against Caister Roma, in only their second season in adult football.

The game kicked off at a high intensity with Roma chasing down everything and not allowing Catfield’s usual game to get going early on.

A mistake allowed Karl Cooper to go clean through. A combination of keeper and defender kept the ball out but it fell to Nick McCormack who lashed home 12 yards out to give Roma the lead.

Three yellow cards followed soon after as Catfield’s usual steady game was being hounded upon. On 35 minutes Roma were 2-0 up when Again McCormack scored when the ball was struck from fully 40 yards catching Guest by surprise and putting Caister into dreamland. Catfield though are a quality side and they unsurprisingly did not panic and got their reward on half-time when the veteran Paul “Pongo” Thompson gave the holders a lifeline back into the final.

The second half was every bit as action packed as a few tackles where flying in. Caister then took the initiative when they went 3-1 up when a striker was put through and he made no mistake in firing low past Guest into the net.

Catfield though responded with 25 minutes to go when Thompson fired in from six yards high into the net but Caister’s two-goal Cushion was soon restored with a header at the near post.

Again a nervy finish was in store as the lethal Pillar was put through and he scuffed his strike but it still found the net to give the holders hope with 10 minutes to go.

Catfield thought they had equalised when Pillar headed over the keeper but amazingly the ball was hooked off the line with Catfield’s players running over to the linesman adamant the ball had crossed the line.

In the final minute the ball was bouncing around in the box and although the ball appeared to make contact with the hand it looked more ball to hand. Caister Roma though cleared the ball and referee Andrew Symonds blew up for full time for a famous win for Caister as they lifted the club’s first piece of silverware with potentially two more still to go.

The referee and his assistants Paul Newby, Nigel Evans and Oliver Lee received their mementos and the Dennis Esherwood man-of-the-match shield was given to Caister striker Nick McCormack who was excellent and thoroughly earned his hat-trick.

Mr Michael Wiltshire presented the trophies to both clubs before Caister Roma’s Peter Huttley stepped up to lift the Wiltshire Cup.

0 comments

Other Great Yarmouth sport

Yesterday, 23:27
The lovely sound of bat on ball is filling the Norfolk airwaves.

Matt Collinge and Rob Setchell were the star men as Brooke recorded an impressive 110-win over morning leaders Cromer to join them at the top of the Premier Division table.

Yesterday, 13:21
Alfie Hewett in action fro Great Britain at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Tokyo. Picture: Akira Ando

Alfie Hewett has again impressed for Great Britain in Japan but was unable to prevent a defeat to the host nation at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup.

Wed, 16:33
Alfie Hewett, left, helped Great Britain's men win the World Team Cup in Turkey last year and is trying to repeat that success in Japan. Photo: Mathilde Dusol

Norfolk wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett defeated world number six Gustavo Fernandez as Great Britain reached the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Japan.

Mon, 09:11
MCCA Unicorns Knockout Trophy. Norfolk (batting) vs Cumberland at Fakenham Cricket Club. At the crease is Lewis Denmark. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk fluffed their lines at Highfield Lawn as they squandered the chance to win their Minor Counties Unicorns Knockout Trophy group.

Most Read

Tue, 14:19
Greyfriars health centre in Yarmouth pictured when it opened.

More than 5,000 patients in Great Yarmouth will lose their GP when an NHS walk-in centre and doctors surgery, which health chiefs say isn’t used enough, closes.

Read more
Andy Evans
Mon, 16:12
epu marry in norfolk we love norfolk There are beautiful places to enjoy throughout Norfolk, here St Georges Park, Great Yarmouth.
Picture: James Bass

A 14-year-old boy was assaulted after an altercation with a man in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Mon, 11:25
First Bus.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman travelling on a bus from Great Yarmouth to Norwich was racially abused.

Read more
Great Yarmouth
Yesterday, 13:33
Embargoed to 0001 Thursday May 19
File photo dated 16/03/07 of an oil rig in the North Sea. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Energy jobs are at risk in Great Yarmouth after an oil and gas firm revealed it was consulting workers over potential cuts.

Read more
Great Yarmouth
Mon, 15:13
Nick Conrad experienced the 'scenic route' last week.

High Road in Gorleston will be closed for up to five days when roadwork repairs are undertaken.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up