Make theirs a treble! Chatteris Town seal sensational cup hat-trick with 3-0 success over Milton

Chatteris Town's William Cockell Memorial Cup winning squad. Photo: Steve Snell

Chatteris Town's William Cockell Memorial Cup winning squad. Photo: Steve Snell - Credit: Archant

Proud Chatteris Town boss Ashley Taylor says the Lilies are back on the map after completing an unprecedented domestic cup hat-trick.

The Lilies were looking for their third cup success in as many weeks against Cambs League rivals Milton in the final of the William Cockell Memorial Cup, and made short work of the side in third with a 3-0 success at Histon’s Bridge Road yesterday morning.

Taylor’s men began the match in confident form, and it wasn’t long before they took the lead when Lee Barnett - who netted the winner in Chatteris’ 1-0 William Coad Intermediate Cup win over Outwell Swifts – fired home after a free kick struck the woodwork.

Barnett doubled his side’s lead midway through the second half, and striker Craig Gillies fired home a fine third goal – his 44th of a prolific season – to wrap up a memorable third piece of silverware – an achievement boss Ashley Taylor believes is fully deserved.

He said: “The lads made history for the club and they deserve the success due to their hard work, dedication and commitment. Chatteris Town is back on the map.”

The young manager has also fired out a determined warning to his side’s Kershaw Premier Division opponents, after the Lilies secured promotion to the Cambs League’s top division last weekend.

“We want to keep the group together and keep improving,” Taylor said. “We’ve shown we can beat the best in the Premier Division already so we’ll see what happens.”

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Chatteris, who can still mathematically win the Kershaw Senior A Division title, return to league action tomorrow evening (6.45pm kick off) against Royston Town A, before welcoming Girton United and Orwell to West Street for their final two fixtures.