Cuckoos chief is glad the season is over after cup final defeat

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Yaxley boss Brett Whaley admitted he is glad their season is over after a cup final defeat last night (May 15).

The Cuckoos missed out on silverware as they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Godmanchester Rovers in the final of the Hunts Senior Cup showpiece at Jubilee Park in Huntingdon.

Yaxley had reached the final without kicking a ball after a quarter-final bye and a semi-final walkover, and they never looked like making their first appearance on pitch in the county competition a winning one.

They didn’t manage a single shot on target as they were put to the sword by impressive opponents who finished as runners-up in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

Their star striker Tom Meechan, a man with 53 goals to his name this season, did the damage by hitting a hat-trick.

The opener arrived after five minutes and Yaxley fell further into arrears five minutes before the break.

Their fate was sealed just before the hour and they were fortunate not to concede further goals.

Whaley said: “I’m pleased our season is over in all honesty. The last two months have been very poor and Godmanchester were the best side all over the pitch in this game.”

Yaxley finished fifth in the United Counties League Premier Division and also reached the last 32 of the FA Vase as they continued their year-on-year improvement under Whaley