Published: 2 February, 2017
by STEVE BARNETT
PLAYERS from Clerkenwell Old Boys were in seventh heaven at the weekend when they booked their place in the final of the Camden Sunday League Challenge Cup.
The Islington-based side put in a masterclass of finishing at Hackney Marshes as they came from a goal down to score a resounding 7-1 victory over Auld Shillelagh.
Clerkenwell weren’t behind for long as captain Cashie Chandler led by example by heading home the equaliser within minutes.
A quick-fire double from leading scorer Steve Killingback completed the comeback as Paul Ferguson’s side went in at the break 3-1 up.
Clerkenwell stepped up the tempo even further in the second half with midfielder Ilyas Ismail bagging two more goals.
Defender Matty Salvoni then scored arguably the goal of the game as he found the back of the net with a rasping overhead scissors-kick from 12 yards.
There was still time for one more goal celebration, which came after striker Daniel Attard scored from close range following good work on the wing from team-mate Harvey Ferguson-Boon.
Clerkenwell will now prepare for a final against Crouch End Rangers who, as we reported last week, beat Philippine FC 5-3 in their semi-final showdown.
Among the star players the Clerkenwell defenders will need to keep their eyes on are strikers Ramon Chaves and Jon Taylor, who both bagged two goals each against Philippine FC.
Crouch End trio Simon Collings, Wally Downes and Declan Taylor could also spell trouble having recorded 16 assists between them already this season.
The Camden Sunday League Challenge Cup final is being held at Hackney Marshes on February 19, and the kick-off is at 10.30am.
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