Poyn­ton wipe away mem­ory of fi­nal pain

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - FOOT­BALL

POYN­TON beat Lino­type Chea­dle Heath No­mads 1-0 to lift the Stock­port and Dis­trict Se­nior Cup for the first time since 2009.

A goal from Arian Kalan­tari mid­way through the sec­ond half sealed a well de­served victory and ease some of the hurt of los­ing last sea­son’s fi­nal 1-2 to Mel­lor FC.

Poyn­ton started well and were the stronger of the two sides in the 1st half but were un­able to find a break­through with both Simp­son and Challinor go­ing close.

Lino­type CHN im­proved early in the sec­ond half but Poyn­ton re­dis­cov­ered their mo­men­tum and should have been ahead but for a fan­tas­tic save onto the post from a Challinor vol­ley.

The break­through even­tu­ally came fol­low­ing a counter attack and a solo ef­fort as Kalanatari raced be­tween two Lino­type de­fend­ers and calmly placed the ball into the cor­ner of the net.

Poyn­ton should have dou­bled their lead when Challinor was un­able to fin­ish, vol­ley­ing wide at the far post and Toole was un­lucky with his strike fir­ing just over the bar from 25 yards out.

This made for a tense last 10 min­utes with Lino­type in­evitably pil­ing for­ward.

Poyn­ton, how­ever, with the help of a man of the match per­for­mance from keeper O’Re­gan, held out and claim what would be their sixth Stock­port Cup win since 1985.

●● Poyn­ton FC cel­e­brate their victory against Chea­dle Heath No­mads in the fi­nal of the Stock­port and Dis­trict Se­nior Cup

●● Poyn­ton skip­per An­drew Simp­son proudly shows off the tro­phy

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