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The Stockingford Charity Invitation Cup was first played for 2018. The competition is an "Invitation" Charity Cup for Clubs across Nuneaton, Bedworth, Coventry and North Warwickshire. The competition was last competed for in 2020, when the winners were Ambush FC from Coventry.
In Round 2, Witherley Utd became the first team to book a semi final place at Liberty Way by beating league one leaders Rogue Elite, 4-2 on penalties after the game finished 2-2.
Ben Beresford and Jordan Coles with the Witherley goals, Lewis Hopewell and Ben Bates replying for Rogue. In round one, Trent Valley caused the shock of the round when beating championship contender's Grendon, Chris Camwell with the winning goal.
Lamb and Flag eased into the next round
with a 8-0 win against Sunnyside Inn, Craig Ashby and Danny Moreton scoring
brace's, Luke Hand, Ash Guilder, James Pye and Jamie Parrot completing the
scoring. Burnt Post also went through with a 1-0 win against Bermuda Park.
GAME PLAYED - SUNDAY FEBRUARY 20th 2022
In the tie of the round Coventry Empire overcame Poplar Athletic with 2 goals in the last 6 minutes by to run out 4-3 winner's. Coventry Empire got off to the perfect start when Liam Davies scored after a minute.Poplar response was immediate when Lewis Noon scored from the spot. Lewis Noon then made it 2-1, 8 minutes later. Both sides then had chance's but Danny Harris made it 3-1 just before half time. Coventry Empire came out flying in the second half and Liam Davies made it 3-2 with 25 minutes to go. Coventry Empire then peppered the Poplar goal but found Andy Needham in great form with 4 world class saves unfortunately for Poplar Rhys Deehan then equalised with a header with 6 minutes to go. With penalties looking likely Rhys Deehan then grabbed the winner with 3 minutes to go. Poplar then pushed for the equaliser but Empire held out to progress to round 2 where they entertain Lamb and Flag.
On a sunny afternoon at Liberty Way Trent Valley and Coventry Empire both competing in the Final for the first time battled it out for the Jewson sponsored Stockingford Charity Cup.
It was Coventry Empire who came out flying and deservedly took the lead on 12mins when Reece Snape headed in from a corner, that then became 2-0 on 20 mins when Ryhs Deehan scored from outside the box. Trent Valley responded and got back in the game on 30 mins when Jack Shillcock scored from a mistake from the Coventry Empire goalkeeper scoring from close range.
Coventry Empire dominating possession made it 3-1 on 38 mins when Reece Snape scored his second of the game from close range. The second half was more even with both sides cancelling each other out but Trent Valley then made it a nervy last few minutes when Cole Burchill pulled one back. Coventry Empire stood strong and lifted the trophy for the first time. Credit to both teams for an excellent final and a very successful season for both clubs.
It looks like we will be donating over £1,000 to the Lily Mae Foundation.
Pictured Left - Man of the Match - Coventry Empires FC - Captain Jordan Fessel
Secretary: Warren Percival - 07738 957175
Referees Secretary: Petar Balac - 07971 843067
Treasurer: Andrew Astle.
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