Queens will go to the final

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Queens Head will take their place in the Bridge Balti League Cup final after all following a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Bradshaw in their replayed semi-final at Natty Lane.

Queens had thought they had booked their date with King Cross Park at the end of last month when they beat Bradshaw 4-2 in the original fixture.

However, it came to light that the Sunday League had not followed their own rules with regard to giving the two clubs five days notice of the match being played which resulted in last night’s re-match.

Any feelings of disappointment were chanelled into a dominant display by Queens who were cheered on by a sizeable crowd containing players from other Sunday League clubs.

Luke Eastwood set them on their way in the first half after which Martin Cannon’s free kick doubled the advantage.

Sloppy defending allowed Bradshaw to pull a goal back but Queens restored their two goal advantage before the break with Anthony Fenwick making it 3-1.

The second half followed a similar pattern with Cannon adding the fourth before Queens wrapped things up through Simon Coffey’s superb volley.

“We went there to play football and that is exactly what we did,” said Ian Pickard, who runs the team with his son Craig.

“Craig and myself are absolutely jubilant. We are so pleased that the players in particular have not been denied their final.

“They have worked so hard and now we can just put everything behind us and go and enjoy the day.

“Every single player was outstanding and I have to mention referee Steve Berry who was superb.”

The final takes place this Sunday at Brighouse Town FC with an 11am kick-off.