Nomads won the inaugural Steady Eddie cup following a 4-0 win over FC Humber United. Our opponents play at a similar level to us in the NCEL and the competition will be held annually with the clubs hosting alternately. The game was played to raise awareness (and some funds) for a very worthwhile charity, Stroke information. More details on the charity can be found here: https://www.strokeinformation.co.uk/
The first instalment of the Steady Eddie cup was played in extremely warm conditions where both teams worked exceptionally hard to put on a show for the spectators.
Nomads started the game the brighter but struggled to make the dominance pay as the visitors grew into the game. It was actually Humber United that got the first goal, unfortunately though, it was in their own goal, following some need work between Max Lewens and Wilf Riley which was deflected into his own net by one of the defenders.
the game became more of a contest and the visitors were unfortunate to have a goal disallowed but the referee had his attention diverted and was unable to allow the quick free kick that ended in the net.
Both teams worked hard in the heat and while it wasn’t end to end football, it was an enthralling contest with both keepers making important stops to keep the score down.
Nomads were the team who looked the more likely however and it was they who added to their tally as the game reached its conclusion.
A well placed volley from Kyle Foley and placed finish from the same player saw Nomads extend their lead to 3-1 before a final goal from Wilf Riley saw the Nomads complete the scoring and pick up the cup.