Reds complete double after cup final victory

Colne celebrate winning the Galaxy Cup
Colne celebrate winning the Galaxy Cup

Colne Reserves completed the double with a well-deserved 4-2 win against Brighouse Town Reserves in the Galaxy Cup Final at Ashton United on Sunday.

The Reds got off to a flying start after four minutes when Lee Barrett fired home a diagonal shot under the keeper, after a free kick into the box had only been half cleared.

Brighouse fought back and looked dangerous, but after 25 minutes, the Reds looked set to double their lead when Ted Cockett’s through ball released Barrett into the area, and he was brought down by a tackle from behind.

But Barrett’s spot kick was well saved by Brighouse keeper Harry Stead, diving to his right.

Colne pressed forward and Brandon Barski’s shot on the turn was deflected just over, before Stead fisted the ball away from Cockett’s head.

Early in the second half, the Reds came under pressure, but the introduction of Jason Hart on the hour gave Colne fresh attacking options.

After 69 minutes, Barski released Hart, and he beat the defender before shooting under the keeper.

Four minutes later, Hart’s cross from the right was headed on by Barski and Cockett’s shot was blocked by the keeper, but as the ball was cleared to the edge of the area, Micky Woodvine fired a daisy cutter into the corner.

Six minutes later, Brighouse reduced the deficit when Baldwin fired home a low diagonal shot, and on 83 minutes, Baldwin set up Tom Robinson, but he lifted his shot over the bar.

And just three minutes later, the Reds made it 4-1 when Spencer Jordan turned in the area and slipped the ball inside for Cockett to score from close range.

Within a minute Baldwin struck back with a diagonal lob, but it was a mere consolation for the Yorkshire side.