23rd March 2018 - Rachel Richardson & Talia Jones

Photo by: Steve Harris

Bournemouth Electric Reserves have won an enthralling BHFL Page Croft Cup Final after beating Bisterne United 2-1 at Hurn Bridge's MA Hart Stadium. 

Highlights of the match are available in the posted video. To order a copy of the full match video, please visit the football section of our Online Store (click here for the direct link). 

Bisterne, playing in blue, would open the scoring after just 3 minutes. A good save from Electric 'keeper Matt Cleere kept out their first attempt before John Duke made an excellent block on the line, only for George Darnley to smash home the third shot. 

Electric wouldn't wait long to pull level once more thanks to a superb strike from Adam Baxter. The Bournemouth striker turned and fired from outside the box, finding the back of Bisterne's net past a full stretch Zac Chilman.

With the exception of the odd 'worldy' flying past him, Chilman was brilliant otherwise. He made several keys saves to keep his side in with a chance. However, it would be Cleere who briefly stole the spotlight at the death. 

With Bisterne looking to steal the win in stoppage time, the Electric 'keeper made himself big and blocked Timo Gleed's shot before Darnley somehow found the crossbar and not the back of Bournemouth's unprotected net with the rebound. 

Dan Arnold would be sent off for Bisterne in stoppage time to leave them with 10 men and Electric would take their chance to win it late on. With 117 minutes played, substitute Jinwoo Suh found some pace left in his legs to run clear and win the cup for his side. 

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