Hospital Cup Final: Eagley 4 Tempest 1
EAGLEY won their third trophy of the season tonight when they beat Tempest United 4-1 to lift the Hospital Cup at the Reebok Stadium.
An attendance of 521, all paying £4 and £2 concessions to see the highlight of the Bolton amateur football season, saw the town's two best teams go head-to-head.
Eagley were favourites after finishing fourth in the league - the seventh tier of the national non-league ladder.
They went into the game in confident mood after winning the WLL Premier Division (Richardson) Cup on Monday night to add to the Lancashire Amateur Shield - the county's most prestigious trophy - last month.
Tonight's victory, in the 83rd annual staging of the Hospital Cup, took the number of times they have won the competition to eight - two more than the next best club.
The Dunscar men got off to a flying start when Ryan Moore put them ahead after just five minutes, and captain Matty Eckersley doubled the lead five minutes later.
Matty Swailes pulled one back for Tempest on 34 minutes, and Tempest provided stern opposition from then on and even after Jordan Cover made it 3-1 on 55 minutes.
The Lostock side began to run out of steam in the later stages and Ashley Morris put the gloss on the victory for Eagley when he completed the scoring two minutes into stoppage time.