Oakenshaw 1

Crossflatts Village 0

MATTHEW Dempsey scored the only goal of the game as his side lifted the Bradford Sunday Alliance Senior Cup at the expense of last season’s Senior Cup winners Crossflatts Village, after a lively affair at Campion.

His goal was worthy of winning any cup final and it came direct from a free-kick with just five minutes to go before half-time.

The impressive Dempsey’s right-foot shot from the edge of the box evaded the wall and the despairing dive of Village goalkeeper Dan Thorpe, and arrowed passed him into the corner of the net.

The result dents newly-crowned Premier Division champions Crossflatts Village's hopes of a second treble in a row.

Their players will now have to lick their wounds and prepare for this Sunday’s Keighley & District FA Cup Final against Sandy Lane, which is being held at Silsden, as they look to retain it in a repeat of last year’s final that they won 3-0.

The game was competitive from the first whistle and both sides were well organised and strong at the back, and it took a moment of brilliance from Dempsey to separate them.

Village forward Colin Schofield, who was declared unfit for the game after failing a late fitness test on a foot injury, faces a race against time to get fit for Sunday’s final.

The pacey winger will be undergoing extensive cryotherapy treatment throughout the week and his manager Kevin Gill will be giving him every possible chance to start at Silsden AFC.

Gill will be monitoring the situation intensively and he will make his final call an hour before kick-off.