Hanworth Villa 2 Staines Lammas 1
JOE WOODARD netted a late extra-time winner as Hanworth Villa retained the Combined Counties League Division One Cup on Monday.
His goal earned a 2-1 win over rivals Staines Lammas at Ashford, after Lammas had equalised Matt Grave's opener.
And for Villa secretary Dave Brown, it makes up for them inevitably losing the Division One title to Lammas.
The two sides are currently level at the top, with Villa leading on goal difference having finished all their games.
Lammas have two games in hand and could win the title outright with a win on Saturday.
But in reality, they are already champions as their other game in hand in against suspended Neasden Foundation.
The league will meet on May 14 to discuss whether to expunge Neasden's record - in which case Villa lose six points and Lammas three - or award all their opponents since their suspension three points - in which case Lammas gain three.
Brown said: "All we can do is sit back and see what happens, but it seems the title is theirs.
"We were happy having the points on the board, but Lammas, to be fair, have done what was asked of them and won their games in hand.
"However, we're happy with the cup. It was two teams who know each other inside out, and we came out on top this time.
"It's a shame neither of us can go up, but we will have the necessary ground works in place for next season."
To make the final a real family affair, keeper Terry Buss - nephew of manager Tony - was man-of-the-match, while son Mark lifted the trophy as skipper.
Meanwhile, Villa's U13s will take on Feltham Youth U13s in a cup final at Kingsmeadow at 10am on Sunday. ..