Football Club -1972/73Final of North West TSB Cup Competition
BRINGING IT HOME AGAIN
The Bank football team excelled once more on May 8th by winning the North-West area TSB cup final. This is the second year of entry in this competition, and also the second time that we have won the cup.
Congratulations are extended to all players concerned, every one of whom gave their all to recapture the trophy.
In the first half of the match, the West Midland team dominated the pitch, beating our lads to the ball each time and snapping up two golden opportunities to end the first half with a two goal advantage.
However, in the second half of the game the Bank team knuckled down to some hard work and, after gaining possession of the midfield, began to press forward in search of goals.
It seemed inevitable that the Bank would pull level, and fine goals by Brian Wilkins and Philip Whitehouse ensured that the game went forward to extra time.
After playing all the time allotted, the teams were still level and the match was now to be decided on penalties, five to be taken by each team.
John Mace, captain of the team, took over in goal, and in between saving one of the West Midlands' team's penalties, found time to score a penalty for the Bank.
After each of the penalties had been taken, the Bank finished up as worthy winners by 7 goals to 6, having scored from one more penalty than West Midlands.
Champagne flowed in the dressing room afterwards, and an enjoyable evening was completed by a dance at Bury FC Social Club.