League 3 - Challenge Trophy

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League 3
Challenge Trophy

History - 1980 to Present Day

The League 3 - Challenge Trophy was first played for in the Leagues in season 1972-73.  The competition is a Cup OPEN to all Members of Division Three.   After Covid, the competition was last competed for in 2019, when the winners were Fir Tree FC .

The FINAL took place on Friday May 20th 2022 at Liberty Way, Nuneaton.

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League 3 - Challenge Trophy

Group 1Group 2
Trent Valley FCSunnyside Inn (Nuneaton) FC
C.J's Athletic FCAmbleside AFC
Chase FCRed Lion (Sapcote) FC
Attleborough FCHaunchwood Sports FC Res
Attleborough Sports FC
Attleborough FC2 -2Haunch Sports FC Res (Pens)
Red Lion (Sapcote) FC3 - 2Trent Valley FC

Group A - Fixtures

Trent Valley FC4 - 1C.J's Athletic FC
Attleborough FC4 - 1Chase FC
Chase FC2 - 5Trent Valley FC
C.J's Athletic FC0 -19Attleborough FC
Chase FC (Match Awarded)OFFC.J's Athletic FC
Attleborough FC5 - 2Trent Valley FC

Group B - Fixtures

Sunnyside Inn (Nuneaton) FC1 - 0Ambleside AFC
Red Lion (Sapcote) FC2 - 0Attleborough Sports FC
Haunchwood Sports FC Res0 - 0Sunnyside Inn (Nuneaton) FC
Ambleside AFC1 - 4Haunchwood Sports FC Res
Attleborough Sports FC1 - 6Haunchwood Sports FC Res
Red Lion (Sapcote) FC2 - 3Ambleside AFC
Sunnyside Inn (Nuneaton) FC1 - 4Red Lion (Sapcote) FC
Attleborough Sports FC1 - 4Sunnyside Inn (Nuneaton) FC
Ambleside AFC3 - 2Attleborough Sports FC
Haunchwood Sports FC ResAway WinRed Lion (Sapcote) FC

Group Stage - Tables

Attleborough FC3300283+259
Trent Valley FC3201118+36
Chase FC310239-63
C.J's Athletic FC3003123-220
Red Lion (Sapcote) FC430184+49
Haunchwood Sports FC Res4211102+87
Sunnyside Inn (Nuneaton) FC421165+17
Ambleside AFC420279-23
Attleborough Sports FC 4004415-60

League Three Challenge Trophy - Final

Red Lion (Sapcote) FC  3 - 0  Haunchwood Sports FC Reserves


The Final

In sunny but blustery conditions at the Liberty Way Stadium, both sides pushed forward, cancelling each other out. The deadlock was broken on 30 minutes when Sapcote opened the scoring through Braydon York. This quickly became two with James Pye on target before the break. With the lights now on, and rain in the air, both teams continued to press, but it was Red Lion Sapcote who sealed the trophy with a third goal from Braydon York his second of the game.
Thanks must go to Nuneaton Borough FC and Chairman Jason Dean for the use of the Liberty Stadium,
Olly Walker - Being presented with the Trophy by League Official - Sam Robbins.