FC United of Bolsover lift Sunday League cup

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FC United of Bolsover upset the form book with a barnstorming second half comeback to claim The Dey and Co Alma Cup at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium.

Hasland Devonshire were two up at half-time and in total control of proceedings thanks to an early penalty from Neil Ashley and a thoughtful effort from Danny Claridge.

Many saw it as game over and the cup would be returning to Hasland, but Fc Utd had other ideas.

An early penalty converted by Josh Scully gave them a foothold in the game and when Sam Ward steered the ball home through a tight collection of defenders it was all square with the Bolsover side now in he ascendancy.

The ultimate of comebacks in a cup final was completed with a wonder goal a left wing cross saw Ash Grayson rise 14 yards out to send a brilliant deflective header into the bottom right hand corner of the goal to make it 3-2 to Bolsover.

Shortly afterwards referee Brian Banton called time on proceedings, cue joyous scenes and delightful celebrations as the underdogs had staged the comeback of comebacks and the second division champions had overcome the first division champions to claim The Alma Cup.