The 2012/13 Northern Counties East League Cup Final was played on May Day Bank Holiday at Inkersall Road, the home of Staveley Miners Welfare. Louth Town of Division One were on the back of a three match winning run, a semi-final victory over Premier Division [Click Here >>] Nostell Miners Welfare, which NCOC covered earlier in the season. Their opponents, the holders of the trophy, The "Dennyboys" from Thackley AFC, two days previous had been beaten 2-5 at home to Bridlington Town, not an ideal preparation for a Cup Final. To earn their place in the Cup Final, the club from Bradford had previously beaten the NCEL Premier League Champions, Scarborough Athletic 6-0 in the quarter finals and Worksop Parramore 2-0 only last week in the second semi-final. This was also the final match of Thackley's manager Vince Brockie reign at Dennyfield, his adversary in the "Battle of The Dugouts" was Darryl Clare, former Grimsby Town and Northampton Town player. There could only be one winner!
Competition : NCEL League Cup Final
Result : Thackley AFC 3 Louth Town 1
Venue : Inkersall Road [Staveley Miners Welfare]
Attendance : 225
Staveley Miners Welfare
Triptych Of Photographs
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All Photography : ©NoClashOfColours
"The White Wolves"
"When President Dave Met Chairman Dave"
Louth Town President Dave Fairburn (scarf) in a pre-match conversation with
NCEL Chairman, Dave Morrall.
Discussions And Dinnertime
The Match Officials & A Supporter Looking On
"Keep The Circle Around"
"The Famous Staveley MW Clown"
Goal Post & Floodlight Architecture
Staveley Miners Welfare FC
Frank Lampard Senior?
Left to Right
Gemma Gale [Derbyshire FA, the first female Referee Development Officer in England], Ian Cox [NCEL Ground Grading Secretary], Dave Morrall [NCEL Chairman]
The Cup Final
Louth Town [White] v Thackley AFC [Orange & Black]
(Mark Bower gives NCOC the "thumbs up")
Thackley players celebrate Jordan Missin's 67th minute equaliser.
Daryl Clare (Louth Town) white shorts, arm folded (Louth Town)
and Vince Brockie (Thackley AFC) all black.
Thackley AFC's Matt Morgan receives treatment for a head injury.
Thackley AFC take a 2-1 lead, courtesy of a Nicky Matthews 76th minute goal.
Dave Morrall presents the NCEL League Cup
to Thackley AFC captain Matt Morgan
Matt Morgan raises the NCEL League Cup as
Brian Gould (left) [NCEL Secretary] looks on.
Vince Brockie : Thackley AFC Manager
Announced his decision to step down as manager a month earlier, he leaves the club on a high as holders of the NCEL League Cup.
Matt Morgan : Captain
NCEL League Cup Winners
Louth Town Football Club
NCEL League Cup Runners Up
NCEL League Cup Winners
Any Scouts Present?
"The White Seat"
Website Links To Both Clubs In The NCEL Panel At The Side
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