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Tap and Spile win Challenge Cup shoot out

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 09, 2014

By Dave McLean

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SECOND division Tap and Spile have pulled off an impressive league and cup double.

In a matter of days, Tap and Spile won a Challenge Cup final thriller at Brocton to edge out Perkins Social on penalties. The teams shared four goals after extra-time, before Tap and Spile took the penalty shoot-out 5-4.

Then, on Sunday, Tap and Spile wrapped up the division two crown with a 5-0 victory over Werder Brocton and with one match to go.

Another team “at the double” this week were Perkins Social in division three. They defeated nearest rivals The Yard 3-2 in the divisional trophy final at Evans Park, having already secured the title and despite crashing 4-0 away to Rangers Exciles in the league on Sunday.

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New holders of the Premier Trophy are Rangers Social after they surprised third place Dormans 2-1, at Stafford Town’s ground.

The division one championship battle remains a three horse race between FC Gnosall, Staffs Bull and Met Bar,

This week Staffs Bull dropped crucial points in a 3-3 draw at RC Morrisman, before crashing 5-1 at home to Met Bar, who also defeated Stafford Celtic 4-1 in a busy spell.

Current leaders FC Gnosall kept up their push with a 6-3 win over RC Morrisman.

In division four, champions Holmcroft Titans ran out 5-0 winners over Cross Keys.

Other results (May 4): Premier, Star and Garter 3 Strollers 82 1; Div 1, Stafford Celtic 3 Riverway A 1, Woolpack B 7 Seighford 2.

Div 3, Rangers Exciles 4 Perkins 0, Rifleman Joiners 1 Strollers Reunited 7.

Div 4, AFC Stafford Boro 1 Horns FC 5, Bear and Pheasant 07 7 Kings Arms 0.

Fixtures: May 8, Div 4 Trophy final (at Eccleshall 7pm), Holmcroft v Horns FC.

Premier, Rangers v Woolpack A, Strollers 82 v Star and Garter; Div 1, Met Bar v Seighford.

May 11 -Burt Premier Cup final (Stafford Town 10.30am), Dormans v Star and Garter.

Premier, Woolpack A v Strollers 82; Div 1, Riverway A v FC Gnosall, Stafford Celtic v Woolpack B, Seighford v Met Bar; Div 2, FC Pegasus v Princess Royal, Sachmos Greyhound v Tap and Spile; Div 3, Strollers Reunited v Perkins Social; Div 4, Royal Oak v Bear and Pheasant 07; May 13, Sunday Bowl final (Eccleshall 7pm, FC Gnosall v Rangers SS.

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