Anderson treble fires Falsgrave to Frank White success

Falsgrave's Cameron Malcolm slips through SOBA's defence and past keeper John Wood, to open scoring in the Frank White Trophy final - SOBA v Falsgrave
Falsgrave's Cameron Malcolm slips through SOBA's defence and past keeper John Wood, to open scoring in the Frank White Trophy final - SOBA v Falsgrave

FALSGRAVE picked up their second piece of silverware in three days when they brushed aside FC Soba 5-0 to win the Frank White Trophy.

Following their win on Saturday that sealed them the division three title, Billy-Jo Johnson’s men raced out of the blocks against a tired looking Soba side, who looked stunned by their opponents opening salvo.

4th goal - a header from Falsgrave's Nick Ellis found the back of the net of SoBA's goal to score in the Frank White Trophy football final - SOBA v Falsgrave. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121504e 09/04/12

4th goal - a header from Falsgrave's Nick Ellis found the back of the net of SoBA's goal to score in the Frank White Trophy football final - SOBA v Falsgrave. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121504e 09/04/12

Johnson’s men were ahead after only three minutes, a wonderful ball by Mikey Anderson fed Cameron Malcom and the striker made no mistake firing home.

They didn’t have to wait too long to double their lead. Just four minutes later Anderson got himself on the scoresheet with a superb dipping effort from outside the box.

Soba couldn’t clear their lines and Falsgrave had further chances to add to their lead, Soba keeper John Wood saving well from a header after Nick Ellis’ long free-kick.

Falsgrave were almost made to pay for their missed chances.

2nd goal - Falsgrave's Mike Anderson celebrates his shot into SoBA's goal to score in the Frank White Trophy football final - SOBA v Falsgrave. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121504c 09/04/12

2nd goal - Falsgrave's Mike Anderson celebrates his shot into SoBA's goal to score in the Frank White Trophy football final - SOBA v Falsgrave. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121504c 09/04/12

First Craig Rackham’s inswinging corner almost found its way directly into the back of the net, before Soba striker Tez Breckon ghosted into the box but was thwarted by a neat save from Rich Curtis in the Falsgrave goal.

Johnson’s men went in at the break three goals to the good though. A superbly taken corner drew in keeper Wood and Ellis nipped in to power home a superb header.

It got even worse for Soba almost immediately after the break as Anderson wriggled free of a couple of challenges and lobbed Wood to make it 4-0, and the game was over as a contest.

Soba almost reduced their deficit a few minutes later when Rackham’s well directed free-kick was headed goalwards by Adam North, only for Falsgrave keeper Curtis to tip over the bar.

2nd goal - Falsgrave's Mike Anderson on target for SoBA's goal to score in the Frank White Trophy football final - SOBA v Falsgrave. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121504b 09/04/12

2nd goal - Falsgrave's Mike Anderson on target for SoBA's goal to score in the Frank White Trophy football final - SOBA v Falsgrave. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121504b 09/04/12

Anderson, who was superb for the victors, then grabbed his hat-trick and Falsgrave’s fifth on the hour mark.

His well struck free-kick should have been saved by Wood, but the ball somehow managed to find its way into the back of the net to spark even more celebrations from the Falsgrave players and supporters.

Falsgrave continued to pour forward, and their tricky winger Rich Tolliday had two chances to extend their lead even further.

His first strike had Wood beaten at his front post, but cannoned back off the woodwork, before a similar effort hit the side netting with the keeper beaten yet again.

Falsgrave's Mike Anderson skips over a tackle by SOBA's Charles Battye, in the Frank White Trophy football final - SOBA v Falsgrave. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121504n  09/04/12

Falsgrave's Mike Anderson skips over a tackle by SOBA's Charles Battye, in the Frank White Trophy football final - SOBA v Falsgrave. Picture by Andrew Higgins 121504n 09/04/12

But Falsgrave had done more than enough for a thoroughly deserved success to complete a fantastic season.