Bridge Timber 3 Brewer 1
BRIDGE Timber added the Runcorn Sunday League's Harry Tabb Memorial Trophy to the Runcorn & District FA Sunday Cup already on the shelf.
The Premier Division side were well worth the victory over the spirited Division One champions.
Timber nearly scored in the first minute when Liam Sweeney crossed for Karl Thomas whose shot flew inches over.
Ste Coady saw a powerful free-kick tipped for a corner by Brewer's keeper who did well to hold a similar effort.
Brewer gave as good as they got, however, and could have gone ahead 10 minutes from half-time but Stu Kirby reacted brilliantly to keep out a header from a corner.
Coady's quick free-kick to Lee Evans created the first goal with Evans crossing for Karl Thomas to chest down for Tony Lunt to put Liam Sweeney through.
Sweeney made no mistake before turning provider by setting up Dave Tierney who slid in to score against his former club.
With Timber 2-0 up at half-time, Tony Lunt added a 25-yard screamer in the 50th minute after Gary Jaques' quick throw-in had been chested down by Thomas.
Brewer never gave in but the teams cancelled each other out for a 20-minute spell.
Gary Vaughan broke up many of the Brewer's best moves although consolation came from Hives' power drive.
Gary Ellison raised the Harry Tabb Trophy aloft after Vaughan had been acclaimed as MoM.
This Sunday sees Bridge Timber up against Union Tavern in the league's Bob Orme Challenge Cup final at Halebank FC, Blackburne Avenue, Widnes (ko 11am).
Bridge Timber 4 Brewer 0: Bridge were even more emphatic winners over the lower division side in the Bob Orme semi-final, which they led from the eighth minute.
Gary Ellison's dominant header sent Karl Thomas through one-on-one and he rounded the keeper to score.
The second goal followed in the 25th minute. A fierce free-kick from MoM Ste Coady was punched away by Brewer's keeper but fell to Gary Vaughan whose volley from seven yards outside the box found the top corner.
Liam Sweeney increased the lead on 48 minutes. He chased an apparently lost cause to force a mistake from the Brewer full-back and rammed home from 20 yards.
On the hour, Sweeney scored his second on the full after Tony Lunt, Thomas and Vaughan had played a part. The telling contribution, however, was Mike Thompson's pinpoint cross.