Halfway House heroes go full distance in cup final

Halfway House skipper Chris McMahon lifting the Sunday Shield

Halfway House skipper Chris McMahon lifting the Sunday Shield

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Richard Colley was the hero for the Halfway House as they were crowned winners of the Chorley Nissan Sunday League Sunday Shield.

Colley’s solitary strike gave his side a 1-0 victory over White Horse FC played at Chorley’s Victory Park stadium on

Sunday.

The two sides have build up a big rivalry this season.

They also met in the Sunday Trophy semi-final when Halfway House again ran out the victors, on that first occasion winning 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out.

Chances were a few in the first half on Sunday with both sides evenly matched and cancelling each other out.

And the second half was much of the same, with both sides rarely testing the respective goalkeepers.

But with little over 20 minutes remaining, Halfway House did manage to make the breakthrough.

The ball landed in the area and after a goalmouth scramble, Colley was on hand to prod the ball into the corner, leaving the goalkeeper no chance and giving his side the upper hand going into the final stages of the game.

The goal finally roused White Horse and they immediately went in search of an equaliser.

All of a sudden, both sides were attacking each other and the game opened up with both sides having chances.

But White Horse failed to find an equaliser and Halfway House ran out 1-0 winners to claim the trophy.

Halfway House will also be returning to Victory Park on Sunday, April 27, as they take on Springpit FC in the Sunday Trophy final.

The kick-off will be at 2pm and all fans are encouraged to come down and attend the season’s finale.