LANGLEY Lions and Hedgerley are two of the top sides in Division Three of the Thames Valley Sunday League and battled they for the Mary Wells Cup.

The first 10 minutes were open and, despite the majority of possession being with Langley, both keepers were tested.

The deadlock was broken when Lions forward Ryan Wingrove capitalised on a defensive error from Hedgerley to slot past keeper Alec Kavanagh in the 11th minute.

The difference in playing styles showed with Hedgerley favouring centralised football, while Langley used the width and speed of the wingers to their advantage.

Tempers began to flare just before the break as both teams kept on battling. Hedgerley defenders Chris Hall and Aaron O’Brien both received cautions along with Lions captain Darnell Scadding.

That continued early on in the second half when Wingrove went through on Hedgerley defender Ollie Mulvihill, earning him a yellow card.

Both keepers continued to keep their sides in the game as the Langley stopper denied Rory Scott with a full-length dive.

An immediate break from the Lions then tested the Hedgerley keeper whose full stretch clearance from a corner denied them a second goal.

The cup final was then stopped after a disturbance in the dugout, quickly followed by cautions for Hedgerley player Conor Henry and Luke Evered of Langley.

Despite Hedgerley continuing to battle, the Lions were using the speed of their wingers to full force and Remi Meyers added a second goal.

Hedgerley kept on battling and forward Conor Henry forced a save from the Lions keeper, before Chris Hall hit the crossbar late on in the game.

With three minutes remaining, Hedgerley midfielder Jack Butcher slotted past the Langley keeper to pull a goal back.

An altercation between the Lions stopper and Henry resulted in two more yellow cards and saw the Hedgerley forward dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Another yellow, this time to Hedgerley defender Ryan Akehurst, came just before the final whistle.

Langley Lions manager Jamie Devitt was ecstatic with the win. He said: "It's our first season together and to have won two cups and come second in the league has been a great achievement.

"We have a big squad of 22 players which will help us next year in Division Two.

"Hedgerley have been our biggest rivals all season, pipping us to the league as, when we dropped points, they took advantage."

Hedgerley returned to winning ways after a 5-2 win against Datchet Village 3s to secure the Division Three title.

The goals came from captain Dave Tabram, Rory Scott, Raj Chohan and a brace from Conor Henry.