RACING CLUB WARWICK 0-1 CHRIST THE KING AT THE RICOH ARENA BY KEV MONKS
RCW: Robinson, Thomas, Pulisciano, Hall, Nevin, Blake (Lynch 85), Crawford (Tulloch 63), Thomas, Richards, Neil, Charlton (Fuller 8). SNU M.Crawford, Semper
CTK: Wear, Morris, Crowley (Ryan 41), O'Connor (Clarke 80), Goodbody, Pringle , Galdings, S.Gormley, Griffin, Owen (McGregor 66), Cherrington. SNU Farrell, M.Gormley
HT RCW 0-0 CTK FT RCW 0-1 CTK
Goal Andrew Morris (90+1)
Referee Pete Maton, Assts Tony James and Ken Cox. Fourth Offical Daniel Hayes.
Man Of The Match - Sean Gormley
Christ The King won the Coventry Charity Football Cup tonight in the Final at Coventry City FC's Ricoh Arena home.
A cold night in Coventry saw over five hundred watching a final between Racing Club Warwick from the Midland Alliance Premier Division and Christ The King from the Coventry Alliance League.
With an early Warwick corner dealt with, Jason Cherrington fired into the side netting from eight yards in the fifth minute,
Warwick, who had been forced into an early change when Danny Charlton limped off, won a eight minute corner which was met by the head of Aaron Nevin and cleared off the line.
Leon Blake had a great chance in the 12th minute when Kings keeper Jack Wear was out of position but he could only fire wide of Wear's right hand post with a twenty yarder.
Christ The King started to create chances with Man Of The Match Sean Gormley dictating the play. Cherrington fired wide from a great knock back and in the 27th minute, Mark Owen had a shot on the left which deflected wide.
Owen, missed from twelve yards, six minutes later and the next time he got the ball, it took a good block from Tom Robinson to deny him.
In the 38th minute, Racing Club countered and broke through Ricardo Richards who slipped the ball past the keeper but Andy Morris was back to clear off the line.
Jack Wear, who played despite the death of his father yesterday, was the busier of the two keepers and he was in fine form as Racing had the better of the chances in the early part of the second half.
The best move of the game came in the 70th minute and saw the ball played back to Leon Thomas for a shot from sixteen yards which missed the far post by a matter of inches.
Sean Gormley missed a good chance with six minutes to go and Richards had a shot on the turn saved before the match went into stoppage time.
Kings won a free kick some twenty yards out. Up stepped Andy Morris, who curled the ball high into the CT Stand net to give Kings the victory.