Woodley Vets completed a historic league and cup double last night as they clinched the Challenge Cup with a 3-2 win over Abington Town.
Loic Stodawa almost gave his side a first minute lead as Woodley worked a good chance but they could have found themselves behind had it not been for goalkeeper Marc Surtees who made three outstanding saves to keep the score at 0-0.
Abingdon missed a great opportunity to break the deadlock as they hit the crossbar from a corner-kick and they were punished by a ruthless Woodley attack as the away side capitalised on a defensive error as Stodawa scored.
The lead didn’t last long as Abingdon struck back with an equaliser straight from kick off, but Woodley were back in front before half time as Stodawa broke free of the offside trap bagged his second goal of the game.
Woodley came close to getting a third and sealing the cup final as Jon Norris’ corner was agonisingly cleared off the line but with just a minute of normal time remaining, Stodawa completed his hat-trick.
Despite a late Abingdon goal in stoppage time, Woodley held onto their 3-2 lead to defeat the Premier Division champions and seal a triumphant league and cup double winning season.