WBA Powerchair named FA Disability Cup champions

WBA Powerchair named FA Disability Cup champions.

WBA Powerchair lifted the FA Disability Cup on Sunday, beating Aspire PFC 2-0 in the final to secure their first title since 2021.

They became the second Baggies outfit to seal an FA Disability Cup crown in the same weekend as Albion Blind won their final against RNC just under 24 hours earlier.

Valentino Zegarelli and Marcus Harrison scored the only goals of the match held in the Futsal Dome at the prestigious St George’s Park.

The victory meant the Baggies secured the league and cup double, having won the WFA Premiership earlier this month.

Albion had an early goal ruled out after some neat play between captain Chris Gordon and Zegarelli who left Harrison with little to do but tap the ball home, however it was chalked off for being a two-on-one situation.

Zegarelli shortly opened the scoring after an excellent ball towards the back post by Gordon, leaving the Argentinian to bundle over the line to give us the advantage.

He then forced Aspire goalkeeper Tom Kelly into a save as he spun a wicked effort that was destined for the left corner of the goal. Gordon nearly made it two in the second half, meeting a corner with a sharp strike which needed blocking on the goal-line. 

They’d eventually get rewards for their late pressure, as Harrison won the ball high up the pitch and poked over the line.

Chris Gordon poses with the Player of the Match trophy.

Captain and Player of the Match, Gordon expressed his euphoria after collecting the trophy and a personal accolade to top off an excellent day. 

“Obviously we’re delighted to have won the FA Disability Cup,” Gordon said. “It’s a nice way to end a very tough season. 

“It wasn’t to be for us last week in Paris for the Champions League but bouncing back to win today and end the season on a high this weekend is a nice feeling. I felt we played well and team created some good chances first half.

“I feel we were unlucky to have a goal disallowed, but we kept at it and scored a nice goal and in the end, I think we deserved the win. It’s certainly nice to have won both competitions, we wanted to win the Champions League but we can’t be disappointed with our efforts this year.

“It was lovely to see the Blind team win yesterday against a very strong opponent too. Having two teams come away with trophies just shows that The Albion Foundation are leading the way with the quality of disability sport programme.”

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