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MARINE 2 HIGHWORTH TOWN 1Wiltshire Senior Cup Final
Marine come from a goal down to win the Senior Cup
Ash Taylor’s strike early in the second half saw Swindon Supermarine come from behind to win the Wiltshire Senior Cup for the first time in their history tonight against near neighbours Highworth Town.
The Worthians, who ply their trade a tier lower than Marine in the Hellenic League, took a surprise lead in the first half at the County Ground when Ashley Edenborough lashed home against his old club. However, Josh Parsons’ stunning free-kick soon cancelled that out for Southern League side Supermarine before Taylor struck just four minutes after half-time to put Dave Webb’s team in front.
The hopes of Jeff Roberts’ Worthians were then extinguished for good with just over 20 minutes to go as Aysa Corrick was shown a straight red card for a late lunge. Highworth had the game’s first real sight of goal after 10 minutes when Edenborough was able to beat the offside trap and race onto a through ball from Corrick, but as the Worthians striker cut inside to shoot, Ryan Wood was able to get back and block the effort out for a corner.
That kicked off a hectic sequence of events that eventually led to the opening goal six minutes later, with Highworth the side to break the deadlock. First, Edenborough robbed the ball off Marine keeper Connor Johns but as Corrick tried to feed the ball back across the face of goal, Taylor was able to clear, with the ball eventually coming to Parsons and he was able to thread Sam Morris into the Worthians box but his shot on the angle was deflected over the bar.
After the subsequent corner had been collected by Highworth keeper Kent Kauppinen he went quick and long with his kick and Edenborough was again able to catch the Marine defence napping to race in one-on-one with Johns and send a cool finish into the bottom corner to put his side ahead. The lead lasted little more than six minutes, though, and a sublime free-kick from Parsons hauled Marine level as he curled a stunning effort from the edge of the box into the top corner with Kauppinen helpless.
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