West Bromwich PFC victorious in 2024 Powerchair Cup Final

Monday 01 Jul 2024
Former Powerchair player and journalist Ellie Killick pens a report from the 2024 Powerchair Cup Final

Just a week on from facing each other in Paris in the EPFA Champions Cup - where Aspire came out victorious courtesy of a penalty shootout - the English Powerchair Football giants were back battling for the WFA Cup final.

It was West Bromwich PFC who lifted this year’s WFA Cup trophy following a 2-0 victory over former champions, Aspire PFC.

West Brom opened the scoring just eight minutes in the game - following an earlier disallowed goal - through their captain and manager, Chris Gordon. The number nine, who is normally between the sticks at the other end of the pitch, shot from outside the box catching the keeper off-guard, allowing the ball to slot in just inside of the post.

Amongst the action Argentine superstar Valentino Zegarelli collided with the post whilst ensure the ball went over the line, though in a post-match interview Gordon was certain it’s his goal to claim!

Aspire continued to search for a way back into the game, with captain Jon Bolding being involved in numerous battles but found no way through the solid West Brom defence made up of Gordon and Dylan Kelsall.

With less than a minute remaining, West Brom ensured they would be leaving with the Cup as Harrison doubled the lead. The number four had already a strong performance being involved in lots of Bolding’s battles, and his goal came from sheer perseverance before finding a gap to dribble the ball into.

Gordon, who is a regular starter for England PFC, said: “[becoming WFA Cup Champions] is a big relief, it’s been a very busy month of football, a very competitive month.

“We came out on top in the league, Aspire then came out on top in the Champions League and then we had a big showdown today in front of the cameras so it’s nice to come out on top.”

By Ellie Killick