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Double Win for College Football Teams

May 13 2015

We're celebrating two top wins after both our football teams recently clinched cup matches.

U18 West Midlands County Schools Cup Final – 22nd April 2015

Dudley College 3  King Edwards Stourbridge 0

The game was played at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Training Ground.  Goals from Alex Knight, Joe Bevon and Jack Harris secured a comfortable victory for the college lads.  This was the 2nd time Dudley College has lifted the county cup after success in 2010/11 season.  Head Coach Stewart Holmes was delighted with the teams performance.  "The boys have had a tough league campaign but have showed a fantastic attitude all season and got their reward on the biggest stage."

Team Dudley FC (Seniors)

West Midlands Regional League – Divisional Cup Winners (12th May 2015)

Team Dudley 1  AFC Ludlow 0

The two promoted sides from last season locked horns again in another closely fought contest.  Team Dudley's line up consisted of Lee Clarke (16), Marc Lawrence (17) and Jack Turner (18) who were all victorious 3 weeks ago in the U18 County Cup Final.  The game ebbed and flowed in the first half but neither team could find an opening.  The crucial moment came on 56 minutes when a sweeping move saw HND student James Hill who is also a football coach at the college link up with Myles Nettleford.  His perfect cross was met by Ryan Spittle who volleyed home the winning goal.

Sports Development Manager Simon King was delighted for the players and in particular for Head Coach Stewart Holmes.  "The team are a credit to the Dudley College Football Programme and to Stewart.  His hard work with the lads week in week out has really paid off towards the end of the season.  The boys have won 8 of their last 10 games to finish strongly in the league and to make history winning the league cup for the first time in our short history.  I am delighted and so proud of everyone involved with the club.  To see 5 current students in tonight's squad shows how young we are and that the team is going to get even better."