LOCAL FOOTBALL: A super send-off completes a terrific Eaton Socon treble as Reserves lift Shield

Eaton Socon Reserves celebrate their Creake Charity Shield success.

Eaton Socon Reserves celebrate their Creake Charity Shield success. - Credit: Archant

Eaton Socon Reserves enjoyed a successful end to an era – by completing a terrific cup treble for the club.

They lifted the Creake Charity Shield following a 3-1 victory against fellow Division 1B side Houghton & Wyton in the final of the Cambs League competition last Wednesday.

The Socon second string were reliant on a series of fine saves from goalkeeper Simon White to prevent them from falling behind before they hit the front against the run of play.

Callan Irvine pounced to open the scoring following a goalmouth scramble before they doubled their lead from the penalty spot when Lee Griffiths earned and converted a penalty.

Houghton & Wyton piled on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded when Jordan Brocket halved their arrears.

But Eaton Socon Reserves sealed victory when Luke Fox struck with an exquisite chip after being picked out by a pass from man-of-the-match Connor Heaps.

And the triumph ensured management duo Sammy Argyle and Alan Barnett bowed out on a high.

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Argyle is stepping up to first-team level next season to work alongside Mark Spavins while Barnett has called time on his involvement in the game.

Their glorious farewell also provided the final leg of a hat-trick for the Eaton Socon club which has seen all three of their senior teams lift silverware.

The club’s ‘A’ side lifted the Hunts Lower Junior Cup with a March final triumph against Houghton & Wyton Reserves, while the Socon first team retained the Hunts Intermediate Cup by beating Somersham Town in that April showpiece.