Woodbridge coach Snell reflects on ‘amazing achievement’

Woodbridge Town players celebrate their 3-0 victory over Bungay Town by holding the Suffolk Senior C

Woodbridge Town players celebrate their 3-0 victory over Bungay Town by holding the Suffolk Senior Cup aloft. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Coach Glenn Snell reflected on the ‘amazing achievement’ of doing the double after Woodbridge Town’s CNet Training Suffolk Senior Cup success, writes Nick Garnham.

The Woodpeckers beat Bungay Town 3-0 in Friday night’s final at Portman Road to add the Senior Cup to their Thurlow Nunn League Division One title this season.

Two goals in three first-half minutes from Matt Mackenzie and Liam Scopes set Woodbridge on their way, before George Bowman sealed the outcome in the 78th minute.

Snell, who achieved the same double while with Whitton United in the 2013-14 season, said: “To do the double is an amazing achievement for the 20-odd players and six management staff. Everyone’s hard work during the season has reaped its rewards.

“To win trophies is what I am in the game for, so to win the double twice with two different teams is very special for me as an individual.

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“But this success is all about the team who have been together for a few years and that togetherness and loyalty deserves what we have achieved this season.”

Snell admitted that the scoreline flattered favourites Woodbridge, who didn’t have it all their own way against their lower league Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination Division One opponents.

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He said: “Credit to Bungay Town, who right from the start made it difficult for us and were more adventurous than I thought they would be and it played on our minds.”

Bungay Town boss Richard Daniels said: “Conceding two goals in the space of a couple of minutes in the first-half made it hard for us, but I thought there was not much between the two teams in the second-half.

His team thought they had halved the deficit when Sean Flint was on hand to stab home at the far post after Ash Canham’s fierce drive rebounded into his path via the legs of prostrate keeper Alfie Stronge.

Daniels said: “I didn’t think it was offside, but the linesman has given it. If it had stood and we had got back to 2-1 it would have been closer.

“I would not say 3-0 flattered them, but we did not deserve to lose by that scoreline either.”

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