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Caskey double sets up cup triumph

The Argus: Albion Reserves celebrate winning the Senior Cup. Picture by Sam Stephenson Albion Reserves celebrate winning the Senior Cup. Picture by Sam Stephenson

Jake Caskey scored twice as Albion Reserves won the Sussex Senior Cup for the third time in four years.

The 16-year-old stepson of Nicky Forster helped the Seagulls to a 4-0 win over Ryman League Bognor at Priory Lane, Eastbourne.

It capped a memorable few days for the schoolboy who was on the bench for Albion's first team at MK Dons on Saturday.

Caskey broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute, running on to Dean Cox's pass to fire into the far corner.

Virgo flashed a header across the face of goal from a James Smith and Cox failed to get hold of his shot with goalkeeper Anthony Ender out of his goal as Albion bossed proceedings.

A second goal followed six minutes before the break when Cox teed up Caskey to fire through the legs of two defenders into the far corner.

Cox should have added to the tally with a header which he put wide early in the second half while Bognor responded with Jacob Walcott drawing a good save from Mitchell Walker.

Albion were handed a third goal on a plate on 63 minutes when Mickey Demetriou tried to chest a harmless looking Cox cross back to his goalkeeper but Steven Brinkhurst nipped in to fire home.

Bognor never stopped battling and were unlucky when Jason Prior's header cannoned back off the crossbar.

But George Barker wrapped up victory in the 74th-minute with an unstoppable finish after robbing defender Bond.

Albion: Walker; Cook, Virgo, Hall, James Smith; Jamie Smith (sub Thomson 62), Wilkins, Caskey; Brinkhurst, Barker (sub Hider 79), Cox (sub Redwood 74). Subs not used: Strong, James.

Bognor: Ender; Crane, Bond, Demetriou, Cox; Birmingham (sub Broadbent 83), Rutherford (sub Wood 58); Walcott, Beck (sub Bowles 74), Oatway; Prior. Subs not used: Marshall, Lawrence.

Referee: Tim Robinson (Bognor).

Attendance: 605.

For a full report and pictures see The Argus tomorrow.

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6:09pm Mon 3 May 10

the taffster says...

firstly,well done to the reserves.why was this game played in eastbourne?the game was competed by bognor and brighton.the obvious ground choice would have been woodside rd worthing.failing that lancing.i wanted to go to the game but didnt fancy the travelling from bognor to eastbourne!even if the location was decided earlier in the season its not in mid-sussex.another 500 plus supporters would have gone too.is there anyone available from sussex f.a. to comment?
firstly,well done to the reserves.why was this game played in eastbourne?the game was competed by bognor and brighton.the obvious ground choice would have been woodside rd worthing.failing that lancing.i wanted to go to the game but didnt fancy the travelling from bognor to eastbourne!even if the location was decided earlier in the season its not in mid-sussex.another 500 plus supporters would have gone too.is there anyone available from sussex f.a. to comment? the taffster
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7:22pm Mon 3 May 10

Eddie from Eastbourne says...

I went to the game and thought there was a few of the players had promise.
James Smith a natural left footed player with plenty of pace. I’ve no idea how old he is and he will have to beef up a bit; but none the less looked very promising.
I went to the game and thought there was a few of the players had promise. James Smith a natural left footed player with plenty of pace. I’ve no idea how old he is and he will have to beef up a bit; but none the less looked very promising. Eddie from Eastbourne
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7:54pm Mon 3 May 10

andyebfc1 says...

Eastbourne have the facilities to hold the Sussex Fa meal after, thats why it always get choosen.
Eastbourne have the facilities to hold the Sussex Fa meal after, thats why it always get choosen. andyebfc1
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9:35am Tue 4 May 10

lancingseagull says...

Aren't the Albion holding some fringe events at Falmer, to test the facilities, prior to the start of season 2011/12. Be nice if they could host the Senior Cup Final next year, even if they limit the crowd to the main stand. Previously, it was always at the Goldstone.
Aren't the Albion holding some fringe events at Falmer, to test the facilities, prior to the start of season 2011/12. Be nice if they could host the Senior Cup Final next year, even if they limit the crowd to the main stand. Previously, it was always at the Goldstone. lancingseagull
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4:13pm Tue 4 May 10

the taffster says...

to the sussex fa.your silence speaks volumes.
to the sussex fa.your silence speaks volumes. the taffster
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