Wetherby Athletic grab first ever Barkston Ash JB Plows glory

Wetherby Athletic
Wetherby Athletic

Wetherby Athletic engraved their names onto the Barkston Ash FA JB Plows Sunday Cup for the first ever time with victory in the final this week.

Athletic’s Sunday side battled past Britannia Tadcaster 2-0 in front of more than 150 people at Tadcaster Albion’s 2inspire Stadium.

Brittania had the best of the opening 20 minutes and should have led.

But Athletic, whose squad is made up of several teenagers, grew into the contest.

And they took the lead midway through the half when Luke Dubery sent a delicious chip over the advancing Tad stopper.

Dubery doubled his personal account on the hour mark, with another sensational strike into the top corner.

Despite Britannia’s efforts, Wetherby kept their slate clean to allow captain Brian Blewitt to raise the trophy aloft.

Athletic boss Martin Powell said: “It was the biggest moment of my managerial career winning this cup on such a big stage at our level.

“The lads were fantastic, we came with a game plan and stuck to it.

“We looked dangerous on the break.

“Special mention has to go to Charlie Yates who worked his socks off up front and did everything but score.”

lWetherby Athletic U-13s reached the final of the Harrogate and District Cup, to be played this Sunday.

They beat Kirk Deighton Rangers 4-3 in a thrilling game.

Goals were by Sid Abbott and Harvey Ribbons, who both bagged two apiece.

Man of the match was awarded to defender Craig Hall.