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Chambers brothers fire Wallace High School to McCullough Cup win over Sullivan

Wallace HS 2-2 Sullivan Upper (Wallace win 3-2 on penalties)

Cole Chambers scored the winning penalty for Wallace High School.
Cole Chambers scored the winning penalty for Wallace High School.

The Chambers brothers, Troy and Cole, fired Wallace High School to their fifth McCullough Cup title on Wednesday afternoon.

It had been a tight game at Lisnagarvey's Comber Road ground, finishing 2-2 after Sullivan levelled right at the death to send the match to penalties.

Troy Chambers had twice scored for Wallace to reverse his side's half-time deficit while Sullivan's late equaliser served only to set the stage for brother Cole's winning penalty run.

Defending champions Sullivan had led at half-time via a clinical Matthew Norris finish into the bottom corner.

However, a Wallace penalty corner and the Lisburn school were level as Troy Chambers dragged a trademark finish high into the net past Fraser Todd.

As the Sullivan stopper denied Jonny Lynch from another corner, the game exploded into a late flurry of action. First Troy looked like he had won it for Wallace via another clinical corner execution but, in the dying seconds, Matthew Willis converted to send the match to penalties.

In the end, that could only delay defeat for the Holywood school as Wallace won a narrow penalty shoot-out 3-2, Cole Chambers scoring the winning penalty run.

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