BEN Hyams’ injury-time winning strike sealed a memorable season for Casey’s bringing both the league and cup double back to the town centre club.
They also reached the final of the All Northamptonshire Sunday Trophy for the second consecutive season losing out again in the final. This time again to a 2-1 score line to an extremely lucky Peterborough Town.
Casey’s started the final at pace and soon brought the eventual man of the match AEI keeper Chris Smith into action producing saves from Paul Beevor and Mathew Farrell.
The first-half drew to a close with Casey’s dictating most of the play with Stuart Clarke and Ryan Waldock instrumental in their midfield domination.But a combination of poor finishing and resolute defence prevented any score.
The second-half saw the Rugby side start to impose a number of threats towards the previously redundant Casey’s keeper Roger Leeson.
IIt took a slide rule tackle by Craig Hyde to prevent Zac Grimes from giving Rugby the lead.
However increasingly Casey’s became more confident and it took all the experience of Rugby’s Ade Greatrix and Mark Klaus and breath-taking saves from Chris Smith to prevent any score with some heroic defence work.
Into injury time the breakthrough came through the hard-working trio of Scott Marklew, Leigh Roberts and goal scorer Ben Hyams to seal a memorable victory by finishing in style.