George IV win Towneley Cup to seal double

George IV celebrate winning the Towneley Cup Final
George IV celebrate winning the Towneley Cup Final

George IV beat Ultra Finishing 5-2 to win the Towneley Cup Final and complete a cup double.

Maxwell netted George’s fifth goal on 75 minutes at the Arbories, as he turned in Rob Taylor’s header from a corner.

George added the prize, having won the Premier Division Cup Final.

Ultra Finishing won the toss but bizarrely chose to play uphill against the wind, which worked in favour of George IV, as, on 20 minutes, Andy Arkwright whipped in a free kick which was headed in by man of the match Marc Schofield.

Then, just after the half hour, Schofield headed home skipper Kieron Carroll`s corner from close range.

Carroll himself was on the score sheet three minutes later, slotting the ball past Ultra keeper Pilling.

Just before half-time, Carroll was played in again and finished across the keeper into the bottom corner.

Ultra Finishing didn’t go down without a fight, and 10 minutes into the second half Gary Hodgkinson beat the off-side trap and slotted past Aiden McVay at the second attempt.

On 75 minutes, George IV restored their four-goal advantage when Kieron Carroll took a disputed corner that was met by the head of Rob Taylor.

The ball looked to be going narrowly wide of the upright, but Josh Maxwell managed to stick out a foot and direct it into the Ultra goal.

Ultra Finishing netted a late consolation – Kev Tomlinson scoring the goal of the game, a 20-yard screamer a from the right corner of the penalty area into the top left corner of the goal, with McVay rooted to the spot.