Laxey Football Club


The Grand Slam is Complete !!!!!

The Laxey Chronicle, 22 May 2006 08:14

Laxey Football Club etched their name in the history books with victory over St Georges in Sunday's Hospital Cup final to complete Manx football's Grand Slam.

The final score of 4-3 was perhaps closer that it should have been but at the end of the day any win is a good win !!

The game was played in very poor weather conditions with torrential rain making the pitch a veritable mud bath.

Goals from Chris Brown and Rob Sorby put Laxey 2-0 in front before Chris Feeney reduced the deficit, only for Neil Brogan to make it 3-1 thanks to a diving header. The game really got going in the final quarter as St Georges were forced to throw the kitchen sink at Laxey. Geordies grabbed a second after a mistake by Sorby before equalising with 2 minutes to go when Callum Morrissey found the back of the net.

Laxey's never say die attitude then kicked in and Laxey's Golden Child Nigel Beattie popped up a minute later with the vital 4th goal to seal a memorable win.

So that's the League, Charity Shield, Railway Cup, FA Cup and Hispital Cup all won, the whole season unbeaten and 6 victories over Geordies !!!

Man of the Match - Keith Brown. I thought he put in a true Captain's performance marshalling his defence superbly and putting in a number of last ditch challenges, as well as finding time to claim assists for 3 of the 4 goals ! Justin Hawley had a superb first half, whilst Gary Williams and Ross Williamson were their usual impressive selves. Mark Blair made some important saves at key times during the game and was unfortunate to suffer a bad knee injury at the end.