April 29 2017
Bluefin Sport Supplementary Cup Final (played at Alfredian Park, home ground of Wantage Town)
Ardley United 2 Tuffley Rovers 0
Two fine first half strikes from Leam Howards, delivered the Supplementary Cup to Ardley's door.
The first half was fairly even for forty minutes, Jack Ross dragged a shot wide, Leam Howards flashed an effort wide from distance, before Rovers keeper Dave Evans made a decent save from Howards from close range. Ardley hit the crossbar from a Bradley Cox header and they finally took the lead on forty three minutes when a Carl Tappin pass sent Leam Howards away down the right and his sublime first time effort over the keeper nestled inside the far post.
Warren Mann curled an effort over for Tuffley shortly after and Jamie Goodwin fired wide, but Howards notched his second a minute into added time when Jack Ross set him again down the right and he fired across goal and inside the far post.
The second half threatened to boil over on more than one occasion. On fifty three minutes Tuffley's Liam Wright was shown a straight red card by referee Simon Maynard, for a foul on Ardley skipper Luke Cray. This angered most of those from the Gloucestershire outfit.
Bradley Cox headed two corners narrowly wide, and Howards fired over, before a foul on Joel Meade resulted in a twenty one man melee on the pitch, which resulted in Maynard booking a further four players. With three minutes left Meade was shown a second yellow card for his reaction to a foul on Jack Ross, and sent for an early shower, but Ardley were home and dry to lift the trophy.