Match Date: 23rd April 2018.
Sydenhams Wessex League – Division One
Hythe & Dibden 1
Christchurch travelled to Hythe & Dibden on Monday evening in the knowledge that irrespective of the result of their close rivals for the top spot Andover New Street, who themselves travelled to Whitchurch, a draw would be sufficient to claim the trophy.
Priory were out of the blocks very quickly and were in front within four minutes. Winger James King swung a free kick into the Hythe Penalty area where Max Wilcock headed in. Numerous further chances came and went for Christchurch until just before the break, once again a King free kick this time was met with a towering header by Jon Blake to double the advantage.
Much as in the first half Priory were peppering the Hythe goal. Eventually Neale added a third goal followed by Wilcock, his second of the night, and Scott Joyce made it five. Hythe & Dibden did manage a deserved consolation goal as they continued throughout to try to play a passing game. Home substitute Lewis Danquary threaded a pass to Cairo Burton who steered past Tewkesbury.
Christchurch were presented with the Sydenhams Wessex Division One Champions Trophy amid scenes of much euphoria in a celebration of a job well done by all at Christchurch Football Club from the management and players all the way through to the committee and back room staff.
Christchurch, Tewkesburt, Wright, Jackson, Blake, Douglas, Legg, Neale, Cormack, Joyce ,Wilcock, King. Subs used Stone, Gage, Cooper.