Honours Even in the Villa Cup, C.T.C. are Trevor Gill Champion
The Trevor Gill Cup Final proved to be a competitive game of football played at Aston Villa, between CTC and Turves Green. Both sides were totally committed in trying to play good football, denying each side time on the ball. Midway through the first half, CTC broke the deadlock with an excellent 30 yard volley from Sam Beaven which dipped just under the crossbar. The goal did not discourage the efforts of Turves Green who forced the CTC goalkeeper into a number of saves. Turves Green lost a couple of players due to injuries and this appeared to spur CTC back into life and they went onto grab another goal from close range through Chris Cowley to make the score line 2-0 at the half time interval.
The second half restarted much as the same as the first half with total commitment and effort from both sides. Turves Green was awarded a free kick just outside of the area, which was just put over the bar with the CTC goalkeeper well beaten. The staff from both schools started to make substitutions allowing all of the players the opportunity to play at
Villa Park which will be an everlasting memory to each individual. A third goal from CTC’s Tom Goodwin seemed to end the game as a contest. As the size of the pitch began to take its toll on the young legs, the game became stretched, with CTC exploiting the space. CTC went on to claim a fourth through Harry Clare with a close range effort.
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