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Thursday 6th April 2023                                                 at Hurn Bridge



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Division Two title contenders East Christchurch Athletic just got the better of Westover Bournemouth 3-2 in an action packed M.A. HART IN-EXCESS CUP FINAL at Hurn Bridge.  

Third Division Westover found themselves under pressure in the early stages with Matt Angell, deputising in goal for the suspended Luke Dennison, put to the test by Athletic and passing with flying colours.

Athletic’s Jamie Morgan latched onto a through ball in the 6th minute but was denied by the Westover ‘keeper at the expense of a corner.   Spencer Churchill rose to head the corner goalwards but Angell clawed the ball away and then had to get down quickly to parry a low shot from Luke Churchill.   The ball rebounded to Spencer Churchill who forced it over the line. Athletic’s joy was short lived however as the linesman had spotted that the Athletic defender had propelled ball with his hand.

Athletic continued to press and, as the ball came across the Westover penalty area in the 27th minute, Westover skipper Adam Betambeau slid in with a brilliant challenge to prevent Jamie Morgan getting a shot on goal.

Athletic took the lead a minute later though when they got the ball up to JAYDEN TAYLOR on the edge of the Westover penalty area and he managed to hold off a challenge from Jake Harvey before slotting home a left footed shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

Westover began to get more into the game but goalkeeper Matt Angell had to dive full length to save a long range effort from Athletic skipper Dan Knox.

Westover equalised in the 40th minute when George Corbin put a high ball in from way out on the right and SAM BEALE, anticipating that something might come of it, was following up to knock it in when it rebounded off the crossbar.

JAYDEN TAYLOR put Athletic in front again five minutes into the second half when he was put through and, despite being under pressure from Westover defenders Jake Harvey Adam Betambeau, he showed great composure to steer the ball past ‘keeper Matt Angell and in off the inside of the post.

Jake Harvey played an excellent free kick into the Athletic penalty area towards George Corbin two minutes later and Sam Reilly in the Athletic goal did well to tip the striker’s effort over the bar.  Athletic cleared the resultant corner but Westover defender Alex Henley played it forward again.   The ball took a deflection off the head of an Athletic defender and GEORGE CORBIN latched onto it to steer it past the ‘keeper to put Westover on terms again.

Westover could have been in front in the 55th minute when a corner to the near post was headed just over the Athletic crossbar by skipper Adam Betambeau.

Luke Churchill showed great skill in midfield in the 64th minute to give himself room to get in a shot from all of 35 yards out which brought an excellent diving save from Matt Angell in the Westover goal.

What was to be the winning goal came just a minute later when Athletic skipper Dan Knox and substitute Jake Churchill combined to set up the opportunity for leading marksman JAMIE MORGAN to run onto the ball in the Westover penalty area and slam it beyond the ‘keeper and into the back of the net.

Matt Angell dived to parry a shot from Jamie Morgan in the 87th minute with defender Alex Henley clearing the ball to safety and the Westover ‘keeper was getting down well a minute later to deny Morgan again.

There were chances at both ends in stoppage time with Athletic substitute River Smith bursting through to fire a shot narrowly wide while, at the other end, Westover substitute Ben Chapman got in a close range header from a corner but Athletic ‘keeper Sam Reilly was perfectly positioned to save.

East Christchurch Athletic’s  Jayden Taylor was chosen for the Man of the Match award by BFL President Mike Fowler.





East Christchurch Athletic :   Sam Reilly, Rhys Jones (Charlie Barnes 73 mins), John Zdrava, Spencer Churchill, Michael Olaore, Daniel Knox (Pat Rogerson 80 mins), Luke Churchill (Ryan Bailey 80 mins), Ethan Fishlock (Jake Churchill 65 mins), Jayden Taylor, Conrad Churchill (River Smith 73 mins), Jamie Morgan.


Westover Bournemouth :-   Matt Angell, Dan Greenall (Kieran Gregory 73 mins), Jake Harvey, Adam Betambeau, Alex Henley, Jacob Beetham (Ben Chapman 72 mins), Conal Burns (Ryan Butterworth 54 mins), Will Ireland (John Franklin 56 mins), Sam Beale, George Corbin (Will Franklin 72 mins), Dan Saul.




Previous Winners:

Thursday 6th April 2023

Thursday 7th April 2022

Thursday 19th April 2019 

In-Excess Cup Final, Thursday 9th May 2018 

Thursday 13th April 2017

Thursday 14th April 2016





Thursday 7th April 2022                                                         at Hurn Bridge

FC HAJDUK         2       TGC                         1


FC Hajduk   :    Matt Cleere, Eddie Myers, Howard Nhemachena, Jamie Pickett, Alex Fernandez (Jack Myers 67 mins), Jack Kinge-Phillips, Andy Partridge, Adam Baxter (Macaulay Raney 80mins), Henry Hodge (Callum Charlton 63 mins), Rafael Santos, Lewis Sainval.

Unused substitutes :   Eliot Trapnell and Jared Mugan.

TGC :   Jack Robertson, James Fraser, Jack Jeffs, Louis Parkin, Lewis Maguire, Ethan Maddocks, Jamie Wilkinson, Harry Bunce, Rhys Newman (Ben Atiako-Hall 63 mins), Joel Bevan (Liam Carpenter 84 mins), Josh Saul (Sam Jackson 65 mins).

Unused substitutes :   Lewis Baldwin and James Restall


Thursday 19th April 2019       WISEGUYS 3 ALDERNEY MANOR 3 aet (Wiseguys won 4-2 on pens)




Thursday 9th May 2018   WEST HOWE 1 -  2  LOCH & QUAY AET

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West Howe : Graham Warren, Sam Davis, Liam Whittle, Ryan Clarke, Alex Lee, Dan Dominey, Marston Wortley (Kieran Shirley 104 mins), Ellis George, Jordan Whittle (Tommy King 62 mins), Richie Whiting (Luke Scrimshaw 62 mins), Adam Louka.
Loch & Quay : Matt Harvey, Michael Barber, Chris Ballam (George Hatch 93 mins), Chris Dillon, James Keith (Chris Senior 75 mins), Ethan Maddocks, Rhys Jones, Charlie Heggan, River Smith, Pepe Smith (Harry Cooper 87 mins), Dan Hickford.

Thursday 13th April at Hurn Bridge 2017 POOLE BOROUGH UAB 1-3 MARDEN EDWARDS


Poole Borough UAB :- Karl Jones, Luke Middlewick (Kieran Campbell 77 mins), Sam Burridge, Liam Meldrum, Tom Sonner (Joe Bennett 45 mins), Ryan Mabey, Lee Green, Adam Raven (Jordan Basing 45 mins), Sam Carter, Chris Squire, Kyle Spyers.

Marden Edwards :- Christian Kent, Alex Mackenzie, Fraser Reid, Lee Milton (Josh Webb 84 mins), Karl Milton, Niall Bolger-Wood, Leon Scott, Ryan Daly, Dan Molyneaux, Kyle Graham (Mohamed Al Rawas 90 mins), Ian Male (Jon Shaw 84 mins).


 M.A.HART IN-EXCESS CUP FINAL Thursday 14th April 2016 at Hurn Bridge   ABBEY 4 BRIT SPORTS 2 

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 Thursday 16th April 2015 at M. A. Hart Stadium, Hurn Bridge           KINSON CON 0 TALBOT RANGERS 1


Leading marksman Mark Pudney slotted home a 67th minute penalty to give Talbot Rangers the verdict 1-0 against Hayward Sunday League Division Two rivals Kinson Con in Thursday night’s M. A. HART IN-EXCESS CUP FINAL at Hurn Bridge.

Kinson goalkeeper Arron Wyeth kept his team in the game with a succession of excellent saves but, ironically, it was he who sent Bradley Aspin tumbling for the penalty that was to decide the issue.

Rangers ‘keeper Owen Farnes had to be off his line quickly to deny Trevor Fisher in the 17th minute after John Watt had caught Jason Lock in possession.

Arron Wyeth did well to block a low drive at the other end from Brad Aspin who whipped the rebound just over the bar from close range.

Rangers were at full stretch defending a Kinson free kick while, as the first half came to a close, Mark Pudney and Mark Rourke combined brilliantly to create an opportunity at the other end for Brad Aspin who was, once again, thwarted by Arron Wyeth.

Pudney put Rourke through at the start of the second half but Wyeth and his defenders reacted quickly to snuff out the danger.

Wyeth produced a magnificent save in the 57th minute to turn Brad Aspin’s close range header round the post and, after Rangers had taken the lead with their penalty ten minutes later, Wyeth did well to divert a fierce Marcus Cullen effort onto the crossbar and behind for a corner.

Kinson skipper Jamie Lever’s shot from outside the box was narrowly wide in the 84th minute while, at the other end, Wyeth pulled off another excellent save.

Kinson Con goalkeeper Arron Wyeth was chosen for the Man of the Match award by BDFA President Mike Fowler.

Kinson Con :- Arron Wyeth, Ryan Turner (Ryan Marshall 45 mins), Jason Lock, Wayne Fripp, Ben Asperling, Luke Evans (Nick Bird 45 mins), Callum Doe, John Watt, Trevor Fisher, Jordyn Johnston (Keam Ashton 63 mins), Jamie Lever.

Talbot Rangers :- Owen Farnes, Nick Kokolaras (Craig Snehota 78 mins), John Taylor, Sam Phillips, Mark Pudney, Bradley Aspin, Matty Ings, Mark Rourke (Kieron Arif 73 mins), Marcus Cullen, Josh Goncalves, Jamie Morgan.


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