Wakefield Sunday League: King George strike twice late on to net cup for the fourth time

Landlords' Cup winners King George.
Landlords' Cup winners King George.
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KING GEORGE won the Landlords’ Cup for the fourth consecutive time but needed two late goals to overcome resilient Woodman Sports Club 3-1 at Nostell Miners Welfare, writes Lee sobot.

The Wakefield Sunday League top dogs will have also wrapped up another Premiership One crown if sole remaining dangers Woodman Sports Club failed to beat visiting Wakefield Football Centre in last night’s league clash.

In the event of a home victory, George would then secure the title if avoiding defeat against visiting Woodman in this Sunday’s league re-match.

George made the breakthrough in Sunday’s final when Billy Mole’s cross was headed home by Ashley Munton for a 1-0 interval lead but Matthew Sparkes blasted home from a Danny Milnes cross five minutes after the restart to make it 1-1.

Both sides then had chances in an end to end second period but Woodman’s resistance was finally broken when Jamie Miller drove home with 12 minutes top go. Victory was then guaranteed in the dying minute when a Jamie Miller cross from the left found substitute Allan Laud who steered home from inside the area.

Elsewhere on Sunday, the Premiership One clash between hosts Wrenthorpe Rangers and New Sharlston Welfare was abandoned after Welfare’s Liam Threlfall sustained a multiple fracture of his leg. The game was abandoned before the half hour mark with Wrenthorpe leading 2-0.

Wakefield Football Centre were condemned to a bottom two finish after a 3-3 draw at Shepherds Arms. On Thursday evening, second-placed Hemsworth Miners Welfare walloped visiting Shepherds Arms 13-1.

In other highlights, Ossett Central have moved six points clear at the top of Championship One after two wins in four days.