St Paul’s Celtic inflict more misery on Regent’s in cup final
- Credit: Archant
St Paul’s Celtic scored twice on the counter-attack to clinch the Islington Midweek League Invitation Cup with a 3-1 win over Regent’s – who continued their losing streak in Market Road finals.
Joe Matthews put Celtic ahead after collecting an inch-perfect pass from Craig Clark and rounding the goalkeeper to score.
However, the night turned sour for Matthews as he, along with Jason Perdicou of Regent’s, was red-carded following a minor incident just before half-time.
Regent’s started the second half strongly, grabbing a deserved equaliser through Alfie Rogers, but Celtic regained the lead when Clark flicked on a goal kick for Mark Doherty to make it 2-1.
Although the Premier Division champions continued to apply pressure, they could not find a way through and Celtic sealed victory with a third goal on the break.
You may also want to watch:
Substitute Stevie Wilson cut inside and exchanged passes with Doherty before chesting the ball down for Clark, who finished neatly.
That completed an unwanted hat-trick for Regent’s, who had already lost to Myddleton Arms in the Islington Gazette Cup final and Cricklewood Wanderers in the Ken Doherty Memorial Trophy final.
- 1 Kacem Mokrane: Islington man amongst seven charged with 2017 murder
- 2 Council fund boosts plans for Islington 'urban forest'
- 3 Man in Highbury court charged with shooting gun in High Holborn
- 4 Tony Eastlake: Man denies murder of ‘flower man of Islington’
- 5 Mem and Laz Brasserie voted as readers' favourite restaurant
- 6 Islington community charity launches with sunny street party
- 7 Missing teenagers from Dagenham may be in Islington or Haringey
- 8 Met Office issues yellow warning for heavy showers in London
- 9 Parliament Square demo: Protesters call on government to end cladding crisis
- 10 Spectrum to C5: How Clive Sinclair began the UK’s tech revolution from a house in Islington
“Regent’s are a really good team, so to beat them was a great result,” said Celtic manager Paul Kennedy. “Having managed to stay in the Premier Division and won a cup makes it a good season.”
n The Islington Midweek League are looking for new teams (11-a-side) to enter for next season.
The league is fully FA affiliated, with games (6pm and 8pm kick-offs) played on Astroturf at Market Road, which is being refurbished this summer.
Those interested should contact league secretary Steve Kelly on 07940 072 552.