Wetherby lift Intermediate Cup

Wetherby Athletic with their silverware. (S)
Wetherby Athletic with their silverware. (S)

WETHERBY Athletic lifted their first piece of silverware for six years as they edged past Killinghall Nomads in a dramatic Intermediate Cup final penalty shootout on Easter Sunday.

Both teams came into the game in good form, with Athletic’s unbeaten league run stretching back to last August and Killinghall unbeaten in their last three league outings.

Wetherby started the brighter and soon found themselves a goal ahead through Adam Tasker’s excellent finish.

Killinghall pressed for the equaliser and just before half time were rewarded for their efforts as Craig Ramplin’s powerful header found the top corner.

With neither side finding the breakthrough in the second half, the game went to extra time and ultimately penalties and it was Wetherby’s Liam Ferguson who fired home the sudden death winner to make it 5-4, and spark mass celebrations from the tangerine contingent.

Wetherby now face a double header against Bardsey in the league and another semi-final against the same opposition in early May.