Max is spot on as Flaunden lift the Steve Norwood Challenge Cup

Flaunden were victorious against Everett Rovers in the BSFL Steve Norwood Challenge Cup final. Picture (c) Ray Canham
Flaunden were victorious against Everett Rovers in the BSFL Steve Norwood Challenge Cup final. Picture (c) Ray Canham

Flaunden successfully defended their BSFL Steve Norwood Challenge Cup title as they beat league newboys Everett Rovers 3-2 at Hemel Hempstead Town FC’s Vauxhall Road ground.

The match was an exiting contest throughout, with Everett taking an early lead as Danny Tearle made the breakthrough.

Flaunden were victorious against Everett Rovers in the BSFL Steve Norwood Challenge Cup final. Picture (c) Ray Canham

Flaunden were victorious against Everett Rovers in the BSFL Steve Norwood Challenge Cup final. Picture (c) Ray Canham

Play continued from end to end and Flaunden equalised in the 25th minute through Joe Welton.

The second half was as frenetic as the first, and Flaunden took the lead through Matt Bateman after 75 minutes.

That looked to be enough to secure the win, but a very late equaliser came from Everett’s Alex Gilbert to level things up at 2-2.

With extra-time looming, it was Flaunden who struck the killer blow as Max Farrelly kept his cool to slot home a 95th minute penalty following a trip on Bateman.

Flaunden were victorious against Everett Rovers in the BSFL Steve Norwood Challenge Cup final. Picture (c) Ray Canham

Flaunden were victorious against Everett Rovers in the BSFL Steve Norwood Challenge Cup final. Picture (c) Ray Canham