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Gio Vezza proved to be the set piece magician as Broomhill edged out Rangers SABC to claim the Trans World Soccer SYFA Cup. It was a close battle which saw a clash of two contrasting styles, which was decided by the Broomhill captain.
Right from the off it was clear the differing styles of the teams, with Broomhill being stubborn in their passing style and Rangers going for a more long ball, physical approach. In the early stages it was clear this worked against the passing side as Rangers consistently broke up play amd Broomhill struggled to get the ball out their half.
Eventually though Broomhill managed to start stringing passes together and it wasn’t long before they had their first chance with Jack Muir breaking free on the left hand side and crossing the ball across the face of goal. The cross was met by James LittleJohn, but he struck it wide.
Controversy followed as Rangers defender Lee Gemmell failed to head away an in swinging ball and was disposed by Chris Melvin, who was then brought down. No penalty was awarded though, to the surprise of Broomhill.
Rangers broke free moments later and after a wonderful through ball, Dillon Brown's left foot finish into the top right put his side one up.
Broomhill continued to play their passing style of football and it paid off. James Littlejohn was brought down by Josh Barnwell just outside the box and captain, Gio Vezza took the resulting free-kick. He smartly hit the ball low and soft under the wall, which duped keeper Robbie Walker and rolled into the bottom left corner to level the scoring, moments before the break.