Narrow win for United in Stanks final

The Stanx Cup Final in Berwick. Brussia Teeth (blue & white) vs Berwick Utd. Brussia Teeth team.
The Stanx Cup Final in Berwick. Brussia Teeth (blue & white) vs Berwick Utd. Brussia Teeth team.

Berwick United3 Brussia Teeth 2: BERWICK United emerged as the winners of the 2012 Berwick Charities Cup.

But it was a close run thing, with the side lifting the trophy after a narrow 3-2 win over local rivals Brussia Teeth in the final at The Stanks on Saturday.

The Stanx Cup Final in Berwick. Brussia Teeth (blue & white) vs Berwick Utd. Darren Flanigan for Brussia Teeth.

The Stanx Cup Final in Berwick. Brussia Teeth (blue & white) vs Berwick Utd. Darren Flanigan for Brussia Teeth.

The game was close throughout with United holding a 2-1 interval lead.

Brussia Teeth got back on level terms at 2-2 with a second half equaliser, but United managed to bag a third to complete the victory.

Organisers said the final was well attended and the cash raised from a collection on the night will be added to monies raised throughout the summer, which will be donated to local good causes in due course.

A final figure will be calculated after this week’s Crammond Cup competition is completed.

The Stanx Cup Final in Berwick. Brussia Teeth (blue & white) vs Berwick Utd. Michael Wales for Berwick Utd.

The Stanx Cup Final in Berwick. Brussia Teeth (blue & white) vs Berwick Utd. Michael Wales for Berwick Utd.

This year’s competition has been hit badly by the weather - play was suspended for a fortnight because of flooding, and it was only when teams agreed to play games in close proximity that they managed to get caught up.

Berwick Rangers manager Ian Little had agreed to make the presentations at the end of the evening, but although he was in attendance, he was jet-lagged, having only just returned from holiday in America that afternoon, and so it fell on Alan Wright, president of the Northumberland FA to perform the duties.

* The Crammond Cup Final on Friday, August 17 will be between Tweedmouth Rangers and either King’s Head or Springhill. The game kicks off at 7pm.Tweedmouth won their semi-final 10-1 against the Ship, Eyemouth.

The Stanx Cup Final in Berwick. Brussia Teeth (blue & white) vs Berwick Utd. Berwick Utd team.

The Stanx Cup Final in Berwick. Brussia Teeth (blue & white) vs Berwick Utd. Berwick Utd team.