HOLKER Old Boys reserves ended their long wait to lift the Paul Wilson Memorial Cup with a 2-1 victory over Ormsgill North End, writes Steve Brennan.

Goals in each half from Josh Tweddle and Craig Warburton gave the Furness Premier League Premier Division team the win against the Division One battlers who gave a very good account of themselves.

Victory was dedicated to Allan Wilson and his family – with the trophy being named in memory of one of the dedicated Holker clubman’s sons.

The game got off to a slow start with both sides struggling to string their passes together. Ormsgill had two early chances as a Dean McCleary free-kick went over the bar and a Damo Millican attempted lob sailed over.

Holker were looking the more comfortable and took the lead when skipper Tweddle hit a shot that may have taken a deflection but headed straight into the top corner giving keeper Darryl Fletcher no chance. Holker were pressing for the second goal and were awarded a penalty after Jake Haughin was adjudged to have fouled man of the match Chris Wraighte.

Up stepped JP Stanway, but Fletcher saved the spot kick. Holker were the dominant team and the dribbling of Wraighte was causing Ormsgill a few problems but the score remained 1-0 at half-time.

In the second half Ormsgill introduced Mike Browne and the lively forward started to cause the Holker defence a few nervy moments. However, at the other end Ben Rebello, Troy Magee and Wraighte were finding plenty of space. The second Holker goal came from an unlikely source when a Wraighte cross was met on the volley by Craig Warbuton.

Ormsgill showed why they have made it to the final beating three teams from the Premier Division by pulling a goal back through Brandon Haughin, and with fifteen minutes still to play they were right back in it.

Josh Woodend forced a good save from Fletcher and the Holker defence, well marshalled by Billy Moss, stood firm.

Holker saw the game out well and after fourteen years of trying to win this particular cup they got their hands on the stunning trophy which was presented to skipper Tweddle by none other than Ormsgill born-and-bred Holker stalwart Wilson.