New winners of the Supplementary Cup were guaranteed as Bampton United Reserves played Hailey A at Enstone. Again, the elements did no one any favours and in the open Oxfordshire country side there was little protection against the blowing wind and biting rain. Hailey dominated the majority of the first half with Bampton absorbing the pressure well. Bampton thought they had taken the lead when they scored from a corner, but ref Paul Bacchino disallowed it for offside. However, there were enough chances for Hailey to have taken at least one to gain a first half advantage but they spurned each one so the first half ended goalless. The second half served to cement one of the long lasting football sayings ‘it’s a game of two halves’. In a bid to make Hailey regret those missed opportunities, Bampton took control of the second period, dominating possession and territory, exerting a similar amount of pressure on the Hailey defence that they had withstood in the first period. Importantly though, Bampton made the pressure pay, a trademark Seb White header, who was unmarked and all alone at the back stick, easily found the back of the net and Bampton had the lead. It didn’t take long for the second goal and it would be Bampton who doubled their advantage to take control of the game. Connor O’Shea displaying lovely technique to fire home a rasping volley, keeper Gianni Cascone stranded in the Hailey net. With ten minutes left to play Hailey finally found the net to make for a nervous end to the game. Ryan Stockford the man to raise Hailey hopes as he found the net for 2-1. Hailey went in search of the equaliser to try and force an extra thirty minutes but Bampton held firm with every man pulling his weight to maintain the Bampton resolve. The final whistle eventually sounded to the relief of the Bampton faithful as they held on to claim the Supplementary Cup.