Cosson nets four as Barkinside storm to Essex Senior League Cup win

PUBLISHED: 15:49 13 May 2013 | UPDATED: 15:51 13 May 2013

Barkingsides Reece Cosson netted four times in their Essex Senior League cup final win over Bowers

Barkingsides Reece Cosson netted four times in their Essex Senior League cup final win over Bowers

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Cup Hero Cosson doubted he would start

Reece Cosson was man of the match on Friday night, as Barkingside destroyed Bowers & Pitsea 9-1 in the Essex Senior League Cup final, but he admitted afterwards that he wasn’t convinced he would start.

It was a good job he did, as he scored four times in the rout and also played a hand in Side’s 6th goal, a strike he admitted, he will happily claim if it is accredited to him.

Cosson said: “It was a great game. I was panicking before the game on whether I was going to start or not.

“When I got the 1st goal I was over the moon and then they just kept on coming.

“The 5th goal is debatable, I am happy with four but if people want to credit me with the 5th I won’t say no.”

His four goals ensured he finished as Barkingside’s top goalscorer for the 2012/13 season. He finished with 16 goals for the year, one ahead of Joe Ellul and he was pleased to win the accolade.

He added: “It has been a great season.

“I had six weeks off at the beginning of this year and played right back a few times.

“To finish as top goalscorer, I am very happy, although it was tight between me, Joe Ellul and Richard Oxby.

Barkingside victory at Rush Green Stadium was the perfect end to a physically tough season.

Side have been played several matches per week and Cosson was pleased to finish it as cup winners, and he praised the squad.

He said: “It’s been a long, hard season.

“The effort we have put in, we have been playing four games in a week the last few weeks so to finish 2nd and be cup winners is great for the boys.”

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