Report submitted by Beacon League

Trysull Tigers extended their success story in the Beacon Sunday league with a hard fought Chell Cup triumph.

The Tigers (now Athletic) emerged 3-1 victors over fellow top flight rivals and league runners up Sedgley & Gornal United (now Sedgley Sporting) in the remaining cup final held over from the 2019/20 campaign due to the Covid19 pandemic.

Having picked up two trophies, the Development Division title and the Clinton Cup, in their debut 2018/19 season, Trysull marched on by lifting the Wilkes and Tranter Accountants sponsored Chell Cup at AFC Wulfrunians ground.

And it was a very successful season all round for Trysull, whose club official Roger Martin won the secretary of the year award, while the Wombourne based outfit also collected the league's Hospitality award.

Having been hit 6-0 by United in the qualifying group stages, Trysull took sweet revenge after opening the scoring on 18 minutes when Will Spruce picked out Jordan Butcher who poked the ball past United keeper Jack Gibbons.

It was just gone the half hour when Trysull increased their advantage and this time Spruce found the net after latching on to a measured pass from Dan Lloyd-Hickman.

Two minutes later, Leigh Edwards had an opportunity to cut the deficit and bring United back into the tie, but he fired wide after intercepting a poor Trysull goal kick.

But United were not to be denied and Gregg Poole pounced from close range on 37 minutes to find the Trysull net, so setting up a thrilling second period.

Within eight minutes of the restart, Trysull struck again to restore their two goal advantage when man of the match Spruce rose at the far post to meet Lloyd-Hickman's pin-point cross.

United hit back strongly in the closing stages and had a golden chance to set up a late rescue bid when they were awarded a penalty with six minutes to go.

Leigh Edwards was brought down in a crowded box by Trysull keeper Jimmy Harris, but Brad Lewis drove his spot kick over the bar, and it was Trysull who picked up their third Beacon trophy in two years.