CUP final fever hit the Uxella Sunday League this week as both the John Morrell Cup and Geoff Harvey Cup drew to a close.
Red Tile Reserves won the Geoff Harvey Cup 2-1 over ROF, Ronnie Robilliard and an own goal completed the scoring for Tile.
Middlezoy Amicus lifted the John Morrell Cup with a 2-1 victory over Highburn (see the Big Match, page 75).
In the semi-finals of the Bill Brown Cup three players scored hat-tricks as Red Tile annihilated Pawlett Rebels 11-0.
Craig Chant, Jack Taylor and Bradley Hayes were left fighting for the ball, while Shane Thompson and Jacob Collard added the rest.
In league action, Tiger Old Boys continued their charge towards the Division One title with a 9-1 thrashing of Blake Old Boys.
Carl Jones scored four for Tiger – Jake Adey (2), Chris Taylor (2) and Rob White completed the scoring.
In Division Two, Cornhill remain top of the table following a 7-1 victory over Puriton.
Scott Harman, Jack Winter and Lee Neilson bagged braces, Liam Price added a seventh.
Ramblers were 7-1 winners, this time over Willow Green, for whom Michal Fabiankovic scored.
North Petherton won the Division Three basement battle against Huntspill Crowns with a resounding 6-2 triumph.
## Despite glorious weather on Sunday there was a sombre mood for the first two Uxella League cup finals of the season at Bridgwater Town’s Fairfax Park after the death earlier in the week of longstanding league president Colin ‘Knox’ Gardner at the age of 78.
A founder-member of the Bridgwater Sunday League in 1966, ‘Knox’" was president for seven years, having previously spent many years as manager of the all-conquering Blake Old Boys during their golden era when they were the best Sunday League side in Somerset in the 1970s and 80s.
Colin was also heavily involved in many other Bridgwater institutions, notably the Carnival, so his funeral, at St Mary's Church on April 28at 11am, is sure to be well attended.