Fisher Shield R/U 1972-73

St George's Recover To Snatch Trophy

Platt  2     St George's (Wrotham)   4

Platt and St George's have been battling all season for honours in the Premier Division of the Sevenoaks and District League. So, for the winners at least, this Fisher Trophy Final on Saturday provided some consolation for being pipped at the post by Greatness United. In a thrilling game St George's lifted the trophy, winning 4-2.

In the 35 minute Evans broke down the right wing and centred an inch-perfect cross to Bowen, who made no mistake with a header from about 15 yards, to give Platt the lead.

Platt, with their tails up, now pushed forward and in the 41st minute, Maytum, in the St George's defence, completely misjudged a ball which let Bowen through to score their second goal.

St George's came out in the second-half determined to play themselves back in the game. Right from the whistle Rothwell went at the Platt defence, hit the ball goalwards, striking a defender. The ball bounced off the defender to present the easiest of chances.

This was just the tonic St George's needed at this stage of the game. They mounted several attacks and it was from a corner that Newman controlled the cross and stabbed the ball home to level the score at 2-2.

After this, play became a little scrappy at times, with Platt getting the best of the midfield play.

Again from a corner St George's went in front with a beautiful headed goal from Maytum.

With about 20 minutes left Platt brought the best out of the St George's goalkeeper, Everard, who was forced to bring off a series of excellent saves.

Ten minutes from the end St George's sewed the game up when Newman hit home a cross from Wright on the left. They then substituted Miles, who had had an excellent game up front, for Hewson, a midfield player.