Chesworth Rovers defeat rivals Roffey Robins to lift U12 cup

JPCT 270413 S13180442x BBH Leisure Centre. Roffey Robins U12 v Chesworth U12 -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 270413 S13180442x BBH Leisure Centre. Roffey Robins U12 v Chesworth U12 -photo by Steve Cobb

Chesworth Rovers Under-12s beat perennial rivals Roffey Robins United to deservedly claim the Frank Giess Memorial Cup at Broadbridge Heath on Saturday.

Although Chesworth always had the upper hand after going in front after four minutes through Elliott Bennett’s drilled shot from a tight angle, it needed two second-half goal line clearances by Connor Jones to thwart Roffey’s fight back.

Jack Woolgar-Leith netted Chesworth’s second on 16 minutes from the penalty spot and Bennett’s second, scored from the same position as his first, gave Chesworth a three-goal cushion at half time.

Roffey kept battling in midfield and up front in a tight and nervy second half, but Chesworth’s defence stood firm while they also spurned a couple of chances to add to their score.

Rovers sealed the win with six minutes left when a beautiful flowing move ended with Harrison Mott’s perfectly timed run allowing him to collect a lovely through-ball and finish neatly past the advancing keeper.

The result meant Roffey were denied the double after they had snatched the league title from Chesworth’s grasps the weekend before.