Neutral cup match played on 27 April 2018.
Kicked off at 6:15 PM

20 minutes extra time played. The Birch Tree fc won the penalty shootout.

Cup Final time v the Nelson tonight with a chance to win our first cup after 3 miserable times before were we have failed to bring it home. The game started at a frantic pace but time and time again we gave the ball away and rushed our decision making. 15 minutes on the clock and we got a goal which should have settled any nerves, a lovely Crossfield ball by Sam Adams was just kept in by the hardworking Hardman who floated a cross back into the box and the advancing Hamm planted a superb header into the net 1-0. This should have been the goal that settled our nerves but we again continued to rush things on the pitch. Jason McLaughlin had to be alert when making a superb save when it looked like the Nelson had found a way thru. With 25 minutes on the clock we finally started to settle in our stride and play some delightful football, football which our opposition couldn’t cope with, we had numerous chances to get a further grip on proceedings, Smith hit a rocket which was just blocked at the vital moment when it looked like smashing a hole in the net. A number of Curran corners were placed inch perfect but we just couldn’t get a head to them and to be fair defensively more so in the air the Nelson were good. Then after great work from back to front Hardman found Hamm with perfect thru ball and Hamm made no mistake rifling past the keeper 2-0 #kieransonfire. With minutes remaining Hamm was thru again but shot wide when well placed. Half Time We talked about how the next goal would be crucial in the game and we started off a tad sloppy in all truth but soon settled again and Easterbrook nearly got the important goal when his bullet header from another inch perfect Curran corner smashed off the bar with the ball bouncing round the area we never got anyone onto the end of it to smash it home. With 20 left on the clock our worst nightmares where confirmed when the Nelson scored after some sloppy play at the back 2-1. Changes were made to try and get a foothold on the game Adam Coulls coming on to try and get a breakthrough pass which would give us a chance and Rose was on in the hope that he would gobble up a chance as he so often does. With the Nelson pumping long ball after long ball we started to panic and the pressure was mounting and with 10 to go they equalised with tbf a well taken goal 2-2. Heads down players moaning it wasn’t looking good. That’s how it ended and onto extra time we went Extra time Tbf the majority of extra time we played extremely well and put the Nelson under some big pressure more corners more chances went begging, but the nelson stood firm. The odd time they broke forward we had the excellent Manifold and Adams who combined to stop a certain winning goal with some superb defending. With a think about penalties in mind with 2 to go we got Matty Smith on ready to take one. And now it was that dreaded time Nelson stepped up and scored 0-1 Rose missed 0-1 Nelson scored 0-2 Coullsy scored 1-2 Nelson missed Mclaughlin saves 1-2 Hamm scores …just 2-2 Nelson missed Mclaughlin saves again 2-2 Matty smith scores 3-2 Nelson score 3-3 Last Penalty score and we win! Ryan Smith scores 3-4!!!! Cue incredible scenes which lasted (for some) till 7 am the next morning. The lads deserved that tonight the effort cannot be questioned they left there all on the pitch tonight and to see skipper O’Donnell lift the cup was a thing of beauty but we can’t rest there we have a league to get back to winning and another date in a cup final to come. Plenty of good performances tonight and a few deserved the M.O.M but after his heroics in the shootout it has to go the man behind the sticks Jason. #upthefuckingbirchtree #trebleisstillon

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