Carrington’s final comeback

Football - Senior Cup final at Brighouse Town. Carrington v Halifax Hammers. Jay Carney celebrates scoring Carrington's second goal.
Football - Senior Cup final at Brighouse Town. Carrington v Halifax Hammers. Jay Carney celebrates scoring Carrington's second goal.

The treble dream lives on for Carrington, who produced surely one of the biggest turnarounds in Senior Cup final history yesterday to beat Halifax Hammers 5-3 at Brighouse Town.

Hammers were 3-0 up at half time against the perennial Halifax Sunday League champions and deservedly so after some excellent play.

The next goal in the Briggs Priestley Engravers-sponsored event was crucial and it fell to Carrington’s Jay Carney.

His side had fought back from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 with Hammers in a recent league game - although the wind was a factor on that occasion - so both sides knew a repeat was possible.

While Hammers went into their shell, Carrington flourished and the outstanding Carney narrowed the gap with his second.

A Jordan Coduri penalty levelled matters and Damien Randall gave the favourites the lead from outside the box before Josh Hiley sealed victory late on.

Adie Cross and Chris Ellerby were in charge of Carrington in the absence of boss Dan Mullaney, who was at the Christening of player Robbie Graham’s son.

“I have heard all the match details several times since,” said Mullaney, whose men play Hollins Holme in the Halifax FA Sunday Cup final at the Shay on Tuesday (7.0).