Uxbridge retained the Middlesex Charity Cup last night – but they will know how close hosts and underdogs Wembley came to causing an upset at Vale Farm.

A Chris Moore penalty coupled with strikes from Matt Woods and Max Hubbard settled it for Tony Choules holders with Yassine Fehmi-Gill’s spot kick getting what ultimately proved a consolation for the Lions.

However, this does not begin to tell the story of a final Ian Bates’ side could easily have had sewn up in a first 20 minutes where the favourites were run ragged.

Uxbridge beat a Brentford XI to win the same trophy last year. Manager Tony Choules had said before Minday night's final that he believed victory over the Lions would see his side come full circle.            

It remains unclear whether this defeat will be the final action of Bates' glittering Wembley career, with the player-boss hinting he may go back on his decision to hang up his boots this summer.

Read the full match report from the final here .