BLACON Youth Club and Corner Pin LG have been crowned Chester and District FA cup kings.
Blacon won the C&C Catering Equipment Senior Cup with a 3-1 victory over Christleton last Thursday before Corner Pin retained the Whitchurch Sports Sunday Cup with a 1-0 win over Saltney Ferry on Tuesday.
Jamie Rodgers gave Blacon an early lead from the penalty spot at the Exacta Stadium only for West Cheshire League Division One neighbours Christleton to level the final midway through the first half with a Ronnie Morgan free kick.
The Cairns Crescent outfit were awarded a second spot-kick shortly after the second half but this time the dependable Rodgers sent his effort over the bar.
His miss though did not prove costly as man-of-the-match Aden Shannon struck a quickfire double to ensure Paul Broadbent’s massively improved team got their hands on the silverware.
The match was Blacon boss Broadbent’s last in charge.
Having revived the club’s fortunes, he will be replaced in the first team hotseat next season by captain and star striker Shannon.
Peter Kitchin, managing director of long-serving sponsors C&C Catering, said: “Lower-division football can be just as exciting as the top flight and we’re proud to support local, amateur teams.”
Corner Pin, meanwhile, secured their third trophy of the season on Tuesday with a hard-fought final success over Chester and District Sunday League rivals Saltney Ferry at Christleton’s Little Heath ground.
Paul Hollifield’s first-half penalty was all that separated the sides.
Corner Pin had warmed up for the clash by thrashing Railway Inn 4-0 in the North East Wales FA Sunday Challenge Cup final at Cefn Druids.
Hollifield doubled the Saltney side’s advantage from the penalty spot after Railway Inn put through their own net.
Corner Pin then had Robbie Dean sent off for a dangerous tackle but two goals from James McIntosh ensured they ran out comfortable winners.
Tonight sees the Chester and District FA Unite the Union Challenge Cup final between Lache and Peacock 09 at the Exacta Stadium (6.30pm).
It will be Lache’s second visit to the home of Chester FC in the space of nine days after they beat Shaftesbury Youth Club 3-2 in last Wednesday’s thrilling Chester and District League Roodee Web Design Tom Gerraghty Memorial Trophy final.
Lache, for whom Adie Callaghan was the man-of-the-match, opened the scoring in the 36th minute through a Callum Humphreys penalty.
That was the way in stayed until eight minutes from time when Shaftesbury equalised through Jamie Smith.
Joey Waters put the Chester side back in front in the 86th minute only for the Wirral outfit to level moments later through John Atkinson.
The winner came five minutes into injury-time as Humphreys kept his cool to convert his second penalty of the game.
The Chester and District League’s two remaining finals were held at the Exacta on Saturday.
Arrowe Park beat Barcode Athletic 2-1 in the Cayzer Shield final before Kelsall lost the Dee 106.3 League Cup decider 2-0 to holders Kelma.