2012 LAUNCESTON K.O CUP Final
PENSILVA 5-1 BUDE TOWN RES
Pensilva won the cup quite comfortably despite conceding the opening goal but their triumph was marred by some unsavoury scenes at the end of the match.
Bude came out of the blocks much quicker than Pensilva and scored a penalty in the first two minutes following a handball incident which Darren Clayton tucked away. Bude continued putting Pensilva under severe pressure and had an opportunity to increase their lead on 20 minutes but due to a brilliant last gasp tackle from Paul Dunbobbin he prevented the striker from having just the 'keeper to beat, however the tackle from Dunbobbin forced him to come off shortly after with a painful back injury. This saw the introduction of Dave Cole which seemed to change the momentum to Pensilva, Cole was only on the pitch for two minutes when he headed goalwards from a Marc Tuck corner but a Bude defender cleared off the line.
A few minutes later the same combination resulted in Cole heading back to Tuck from a corner and when Tuck crossed back in to the box there was a handball which gave the referee no option but to award a penalty, which Sam Rogers converted.
On 35 minutes a Tuck corner was met with a thunderous header by Cole which went past the ‘keeper before he even had time to move his hands to take Pensilva into the interval leading 2-1.
Pensilva increased the tempo in the second half, which the North Devon Senior League side could not cope with and when Ben Collins put in a great cross which skipper Leighton Mitchell headed in to the top corner on 62 minutes it deservedly put Pensilva 3-1 up.
Five minutes later Pensilva scored again when Rogers broke away down the left flank and put in a great low cross for Jonny Filbey to score. On 72 minutes a long goal kick from keeper Matt Hamley was flicked on by Rogers for Filbey to fire home to wrap the match up.
Filbey received the Man of the Match trophy from CCFA President Brian Conyon MBE after the match for causing Bude plenty of problems with his pace and trickery up front.
Unfortunately at the end of the game some incidents occurred which made the celebrations somewhat muted however Pensilva captain Leighton Mitchell received the cup from Brian Conyon MBE the CCFA President and both sides warmly applauded each other despite the earlier fracas.