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RHP Sport and Social claim the Willie Hall Memorial cup

By Connor Thompson

Lewis Chambers was named a star player by his manager Neil Reilly after hitting a hat-trick in RHP’s 4-1 win over East Bridgford Rangers.

Newark Alliance Premier Division side RHP ensured there was no chance of an upset in the Willie Hall Cup final as East Bridgford fell behind after ten minutes through Chambers’ opener.

The forward ­— who finished the season as top-scorer on 34 goals ­— doubled his side’s advantage before the break with a coolly taken finish.

RHP celebrate with the Willie Hall Memorial Cup after their 4-1 victory over East Bridgford Rangers. 190519PN3-7.
RHP celebrate with the Willie Hall Memorial Cup after their 4-1 victory over East Bridgford Rangers. 190519PN3-7.

The Division One side were down but not out though, and a Bassey Okon goal pulled them back into the tie.

With the next goal arguably the most important, Adam Boddy stepped up to fire RHP further ahead, and with ten minutes to go a Chambers penalty cemented the win.

“We were dominant from the outset,” said Reilly, after winning his first trophy as a manager

“I’ve been in three finals so to finally get the win is great. It was pure jubilation at full-time.

“It’s an amazing feeling because after half-time it was a little nervy ­— cup finals really put you on edge.”

Reilly said his side deserved to take something away from the season, having gone close in all competitions.

“We reached the semi-finals of the Sam Arnold, somehow finished second in the league, and we were runners-up in the Notts Senior Trophy, so its a deserved win for us and it was a great performance by Lewis, who was man-of-the-match.

“We’ve been great this season and scored 120 goals in all competitions. No one comes close to us.”

Reilly said RHP would target more success next term as they hope to wrestle the title back from Newark Town.


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