The FA Disability Cup 2022 was a success, taking place 11th and 12th June at St George’s Park, Burton-upon-Trent, with plenty of action taking place across a bright and sunny weekend.
It was the sixth edition of the tournament and consisted of six impairment-specific cup finals, three on each day, and all broadcasted live on BT Sport.
The partially sighted, amputee and blind finals were up first on the Saturday 11 June, with the cerebral palsy, Powerchair and deaf finals occurring on Sunday 12 June.
The Cerebral Palsy Final was CP North West v North East and Yorkshire CP FC – with a win for North East and Yorkshire CP FC 5-4 on penalties.
It was an exciting first game to start the second day of the FA Disability Cup 2022 and finished with a win for North East and Yorkshire CP, who retained their crown after sudden death penalties decided the outcome. They took control of the tie after a breakaway finish and a defensive mix-up, but CP North West hit back to level before half-time after a couple of quick-fire penalties were awarded – with the first missed by Jayden Kenyon (who later went on to complete a hat-trick) but the second converted – Kenyon doubling his tally to equalise for 2-2. Normal time ended after each team added two more goals apiece, but Ethan Day kept his cool from the spot to give North East and Yorkshire CP the trophy for the second successive year.