Ernie Prince Memorial Cup final: Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes 4 Rossington United 2

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It proved to be a case of third time lucky for Bullcroft Sports & Pastimes in their Doncaster Sunday Alliance League Ernie Prince Memorial KO Cup final at The Avenue.

Despite pipping Rossington United to the Championship title they had lost both league games against their opponents, but were good value for their 4-2 win in front of a 400-plus crowd.

United had the best of the chances early on with Brad Billiam heading wide when well placed on 15 minutes.

Contesting their first ever final, Rossington did get the ball into the net on 20 minutes only to see the goal disallowed for offside.

Bullcroft broke the deadlock on 23 minutes, man-of-the-match Shaun Mundy using his pace to get himself in a position to beat keeper Lee Carter from six yards out.

Andy Culshaw levelled the scores from the penalty spot on 29 minutes following a foul by Zak Risdale.

Bullcroft regained the lead, in a game well controlled by referee Andy Butler, when player-manager Gary Mundy found the net after Carter had done well to tip Shaun Mundy’s shot goal-bound shot on to the crossbar.

Shaun Mundy secured his side a 3-1 interval lead from range.

United pushed forward again after the break but clearly missed key forwards Lee Holmes and Michael McDonald.

Culshaw gave them hope when making it 3-2 on 75 minutes but Mundy put the result beyond doubt with his hat trick goal.

Yvvone Buckley, who was Ernie's partner, made the presentations.

She also presented Ryecroft Rovers, who set a new league record of 185 goals, with the Division Two trophy.