GALLERY: Baldock Town do the cup double
PUBLISHED: 09:50 21 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:05 21 May 2013
Town defeat Kent Athletic in the Anagram final
Baldock Town made it a cup double on Saturday by beating Kent Athletic to retain the Anagram Records Trophy.
Town have already won the Herts Senior Centenary Trophy this season and an own goal seven minutes from the end of extra-time saw them defeat their Luton-based opponents, who are in the division above them.
Kent had the first chance of note on 27 minutes when their No.7 beat his man in the box before pulling the ball back for a teammate only for Baldock goalkeeper Nick Stilwell to save his effort with his feet.
Anthony Bowskill then went close with a free-kick for Town, his effort from the edge of the box being dummied by one of his teammates before the Kent keeper got his fingers to it to push it around the post.
Jamie Stovell was then called upon to clear his lines after a Kent break down the right, the full-back’s clearance from underneath his bar just going over it.
Baldock’s best chance of the half came in the 45th minute when Jack Harman collected a ball over the top on the left before crossing for Luke Hennessey who allowed the ball to bounce before firing just wide.
Chances were few and far between in the second period, though Kent thought they had won it only for their substitute to miss a sitter from five yards under pressure from a challenge.
The match went into extra-time and the Kent goalkeeper pulled off a superb one-handed stop to deny Baldock.
Harman then controlled a ball into the box with his chest before firing onto the bar with a volley.
Baldock were having the best of the chances in open play and Gary Christie put his shot just wide when stretching for a Michael Payne knock down from a free-kick.
And with just minutes to go until the end of extra-time a throw-in from the left was flicked on by Neil Morgan and then diverted into his own goal by the Kent No.6 for the only goal of the match.
Baldock: Stilwell, Stovell, Newton, Payne, Morgan, Bowskill (c), Bergman (L Harman 68), Hayes (Rennie 97), Hennessey (Christie 78), Harman, Duff.
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