Campfield FC beat St. Jospehs (Luton) to claim their second FA Sunday Cup title

Sunday 16 May 2021
Campfield FC celebrate their victory at St. George's Park. Photo courtesy of @FASunday_Cup

Campfield FC were crowned as the 2019-20 FA Sunday Cup winners at St. George's Park, following their narrow 1-0 victory over St. Josephs (Luton) FC at the weekend.

After a tight Final at the national football centre in Burton, it took an extra-time goal from Elliot Nevitt to seal it for Campfield as they take their FA Sunday Cup haul to two titles following their previous title in 2015.

The Liverpool Business Houses Football League Premier Division, faced St Josephs of the Bedfordshire County Football League after initially starting their journey to the Final back in 2019.

But with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the 2019-20 competition to roll into the 2020-21 campaign, the Final was staged on neutral ground at St. George's Park.

It was a typically close encounter as the clubs pitted it out to claim the biggest title in Sunday League football with the score at 0-0 after 90 minutes.

And when Campfield's number nine Nevitt rose highest in the box to crash home a header in just the third minute of extra time from a corner, it proved enough to seal it for Campfield.

"I don't think we were anywhere near our best, either team could've won and there was a lot of nerves as you could imagine," said Campfield boss Anthony Clarke after the game.

"But we got the all-important goal and it feels unbelievable to put our name in history along with some other great sides from Liverpool who've won it twice. We're up there now and no-one can ever take that away from us."

With no Sunday Cup competition taking place in 2020-21, it will be back next season as the teams across the country compete for the crown. Applications for clubs to enter will open in June and July.

Campfield FC: 1 Ryan Jones, 2 James Burns, 4 Daniel Murphy, 5 Ste Hoy, 6 Jordan Stanley, 8 Fisnak Hajdari (c), 9 Elliot Nevitt, 10 Jordan Barrow, 11 James Barrigan, 16 Kevin McEllin, 17 Matty Parker

Substitutes: 7 Daniel Welsh, 12 Ryan Cox, 15 Matthew Williams, 18 Chris Anderson, 19 Michael Williams, 20 Steven Jones, 21 Tom Hillditch.

Manager: Anthony Clarke

St. Josephs (Luton) FC: 1 Kyle Forster, 3 Tom Silford, 4 Charlie Briggs, 5 Kevin McManus, 6 Brett Longden, 7 James Bishop (c), 8 Lucas Fitzpatrick, 9 Connor Vincent, 10 Charlie Clayton, 11 Pat McCafferty, 20 Ryan Neufville.

Substitutes: 12 Emmanuel Langlias, 13 Jamie Head, 14 Adam Watkins, 15 Tony Burnett, 16 Liam McGovern, 17 Jermaine Hall, 18 Andre Maltay

Manager: Steven McDaid

Referee: Thomas Bramall (Sheffield & Hallamshire CFA)
Assistant referees: David Hunt (Nottinghamshire CFA) & Michael Chard (London FA)
Fourth official: Matthew Russell (Hampshire CFA) 

See all of this season's results 

The draws

First round draw
Second round draw
Third round draw
Fourth round draw

By Nicholas Veevers