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 Bournemouth Manor completed a clean sweep of the Hayward Saturday League competitions with an emphatic 7-1 triumph over Bournemouth Electric in the M.A. HART PAGE CROFT CUP FINAL. It could have been a very different story though had it not been for some excellent work in the first half by “Man of the Match” Jack Robertson in the Manor goal when Electric could have taken a three-goal lead.

Manor’s defence were split by Mustapha Jagne’s brilliant through ball in the 4th minute, leaving Nathanyal Charles clean through with just Jack Roberston to beat.   The Manor ‘keeper came out well to pull off an excellent save and he was quickly off his line again five minutes later when Richard Keith put Lucas Gelsleichter clear with Manor’s defence opened up again.   Gelsleichter elected to lob the advancing ‘keeper but his effort also cleared the Manor crossbar.

Shane Barney was put through at the other end in the 14th minute, but Krzysztof Soch in the Electric goal saved at the expense of a corner. Barney went close again three minutes later when Soch spilled a Lloyd Miles back pass but the Manor striker’s shot from an acute angle was cleared off the line by Miles who had got back to cover his ‘keeper.

Jack Robertson came out to the edge of his penalty area on the half hour to foil Will Stone and TERRY FOOTE put Manor ahead two minutes later, getting the final touch in a goalmouth scramble following a corner from the left.

Jack Robertson produced a superb diving save to keep out a 15-yard shot from Electric’s Scott Joyce in the 35th minute but the Manor ‘keeper was given no chance in the 41st minute when WILL STONE fired home the equaliser from the edge of the penalty area.

Electric’s joy was short lived though as, less than a minute later; Manor were back in front with SHANE BARNEY being put through straight from the restart to slam the ball past the helpless Krzysztof Soch.

Soch spilled the ball once again in the 48th minute but Jamie Morgan was unable to capitalise, firing the ball over the bar and Electric had another lucky escape in the 57th minute when Terry Foote hammered a 20-yard effort against the post.

Manor increased their lead in the 70th minute when Terry Foote headed the ball on and substitute ALEX HANCOCK, who had only joined the fray five minutes earlier, ran through to slot the ball neatly past Soch.

Tempers frayed in the 73rd minute resulting in Electric’s Lucas Gelsleichter and Manor’s Adam Janes both being sent off by referee Ian Chiddicks for their involvement in the incident.

Manor put the result beyond doubt in the 80th minute when Alex Hancock crossed from the right for SHANE BARNEY to slot the ball home from 18 yards and Hancock crossed from the right again two minutes later for TERRY FOOTE to slam home a trademark header.    

It was a fitting end to the Manor striker’s illustrious career in local football as he was one of the players to leave the field in the flurry of substitutions that immediately followed the goal.

Manor were not finished yet though with JAMIE MORGAN breaking through to make it 6-1 and then, deep into the five minutes added on time, skipper DARREN SPIERS brought the curtain down on his magnificent career with Manor by powering home a far post header from a corner.


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Bournemouth Electric :   Krzysztof Soch, Richard Keith (Abraham Adesoji 83 mins), Jacob Harrop, Lloyd Miles, Teddy Hills (Rhys Newman 83 mins), Will Stone, Scott Joyce, Lucas Gelsleichter, Nathanyal Charles (Awwal Abubaker 60 mins), Mustapha Jagne, Nigel Pine.

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Bournemouth Manor:  Jack Robertson, Luke Homer (Mark Reilly 83 mins), Ryan Johnson, Brad Aspin (Alex Hancock 65 mins), Adam Janes, Scott Pilcher (Ritchie Whiting 27 mins), Jamie Morgan, Darren Spiers, Terry Foote (Ed Ewens 83 mins), Shane Barney (Darren Orchard 83 mins), Martin Sault.

Photos courtesy of Steve Harris and Mike Fowler




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M. A. HART PAGE CROFT CUP FINAL 2015                     Thursday 24th March 2016 at Hurn Bridge


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Bournemouth Electric Reserves : Dan Watton, Keith Owens (Craig Poole 71 mins), Neil Stone, Sam Phillips, Jon Fuller, David Harding, Mark Pudney, Ramez Vafa, Liam McGlynn (Kevin Ainsworth-Slapp 78 mins), Matty ings (Micky Rideout 83 mins), Paul Conroy



Thursday 26th March 2014 at M. A. Hart Stadium, Hurn Bridge

Bisterne United Reserves won 9-8 on penalties

Alderholt Reserves were seconds from lifting the M. A. HART PAGE CROFT CUP but Bisterne United Reserves grabbed a dramatic equaliser deep into stoppage time and eventually emerged winners 9-8 on penalties in Thursday night’s final at Hurn Bridge sponsored by Ray Millard Insurance Brokers.

Bisterne had the early chances but it was their Hayward Saturday Division Three rivals who took the lead against the run of play after 18 minutes. Bisterne defender Ben Tucker was pressured into passing back to his goalkeeper but the ball took a bobble as Russell Goodman went to kick it and ended up in the back of the net.

Alderholt’s Dan Oakley was carried off on a stretcher after 25 minutes and taken to hospital with a suspected fractured leg following a challenge with United’s Alec Moorman.

Jamie Wood doubled Alderholt’s lead six minutes into the second half when he ran onto a through ball and steered it past the advancing Goodman.

The introduction of substitutes Charlie Heggan and Sam Hills tipped the balance of play in Bisterne’s favour and they pulled one back on the hour with a Darren Mein penalty after Lascelles Richardson was brought down by Alderholt goalkeeper Jonny Cook.

Cook was relieved to see a long range effort from Richardson rebound from the post two minutes later and the Alderholt goal seemed to have a charmed life in the 77th minute when Bisterne were awarded another penalty after Dave Lock had been brought down and Mein’s spot kick also struck the post.

Bisterne continued to press and, in the last minute of time added on, the Alderholt defence was breached with Nick Howes managing to force home an equaliser from close range.

Alderholt produced a promising move down the right eight minutes into extra time which resulted in a first time effort from Wood that Goodman did well to keep out.

Bisterne’s Dave Lock had a header from a corner well saved by Cook in the second period of extra time and the Alderholt goalkeeper was then replaced two minutes from time by substitute goalkeeper Luke Davis for the penalty shoot out.

Alderholt almost snatched a winner in stoppage time but Graham Cash’s header from a corner was cleared off line.

At 2-2 after extra time, the game was decided on penalties in a nail biting shoot out which even involved the respective goalkeepers successfully slotting one past their opposite number. The deadlock was finally broken with each team having taken twelve spot kicks when Dave Lock made it 9-8 in Bisterne’s favour.

Bisterne United’s Charlie Heggan was chosen for the Man of the Match award by BFA President Mike Fowler.

Bisterne United Reserves :- Russell Goodman, Dave Lock, Jordan Deo, Ben Tucker (Charlie Heggan 48 mins), Alec Moorman, Benn Kitchiner, Sean Thomas (Sam Hills 48 mins), Lascelles Richardson (Ben Daniels 86 mins), Darren Mein, Nick Howes, Sam Yeats.

Alderholt Reserves :- Jonny Cook (Luke Davis 118 mins), Bradley Vellenoweth, Sam Bates, Darren Gale, Rob Gilbert (Graham Cash 85 mins), Simon Dorrington, Alistair Barter, Dan Oakley (Jamie Pain 25 mins), Jason Thorne, Jamie Wood, Tom Cranmer.