AFTER just missing out on the Division Two title last weekend, Trowbridge-based Lion & Fiddle put that disappointment behind them as they thumped holders Bromham 7-1 in the final of the Gooding Accounts-sponsored Subsidiary Cup in the Chippenham & District Sunday League.

In an even opening 20 minutes, both defences came under pressure but withstood what was thrown at them.

Bromham almost went ahead on 22 minutes as Fiddle keeper Cameron Miller produced a good save to tip Ryan Bole’s header over the bar.

Fiddle then broke the deadlock when Jake Hiscocks saw his close-range drive spilled over the line by Bromham keeper Sam Wallis.

Hiscocks then made it 2-0 just before half-time when Bromham failed to deal with an Alex De Silva free-kick. The ball fell kindly to Hiscocks and he made no mistake from close range.

If Bromham were to get back into the final, it was important that they got off to a flyer in the second half.

However, Fiddle started on the front foot and were rewarded with a third goal when Wallis failed to hold onto a Leon Greenland cross and Jordan Pinder was on hand to turn the ball home.

Bole pulled a goal back for Bromham on the hour, but it proved just to a consolation as almost immediately from the restart, another defensive error gifted Fiddle a 4-1 lead as De Silva bundled the ball over the line.

On 75 minutes, Greenland thumped home Fiddle’s fifth of the afternoon before Pinder made it 6-1 when he headed home a De Silva cross.

With almost 90 minutes on the clock, substitute Steve Knight sent Fiddle into seventh heaven when he bagged the final goal of what proved to be a one-sided final.

Winning captain Adam Mercer picked up the Subsidiary Cup from league vice chairman John Haigh on behalf of sponsors Gooding Accounts, while the player of the final award was presented to Fiddle’s Hiscocks by Geoff Thompson.