Alkerton Rangers 4 Poulton 1
A BRACE from Michael Brennan helped secure the Gloucestershire Football Association County Minor Cup for Alkerton Rangers.
They overcame the challenge of Poulton in the final at Tuffley Rovers on Wednesday night.
Brennan opened the scoring in the first half, with skipper Jon Simms adding a second for the Stroud League Division Six leaders.
Steve Andrews pulled a goal back for Cirencester and District League outfit Poulton before half-time to restore hope of a comeback.
But Brennan’s second after the break and a strike from Ashley Berry secured the cup for Alkerton.
A crowd of around 200 gathered at Glevum Park to watch the final.
The next County Cup final is next Thursday evening, with Charfield taking on Hardwicke Reserves in the Intermediate final at Slimbridge (7.30pm).
White City play Churchdown Parish in the Sunday Premier final on April 27 (10.30am), at Tuffley Rovers.
The GFA County Cup finals will then be rounded off by Minchinhampton against Leckhampton Rovers Reserves in the Primary final at Slimbridge on Thursday, May 1 (7.30pm).
Admission for all finals is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.