THE Cheale brothers crowned a successful season as Crownwood Dukes defeated FC Harmanswater 2-0 to lift the Bracknell & District Sunday League's Subsidiary Cup.

Andy, 33, and skipper Matt, two years older, scored the goals which gave the Division Four champions the double while leaving Harmanswater runners-up again.

Dukes deserved to win the final at Larges Lane last Friday in front of a crowd of just under 200, the biggest of all three of the league's cup finals played this month.

The late arrivals, however, missed the opening goal which came within four minutes of the kick-off.

Andy Cheale struck a low free-kick from 25 yards straight down the middle which bounced off keeper Phil Gayle's body and rolled into the net.

Ten minutes later he went close again with another free-kick, this time the ball coming back off the crossbar.

Harmanswater nearly equalised through Matt Rimmer, who saw his first effort superbly pushed out by keeper Dave Cookson. His follow-up effort was blocked by a defender on the line before placing his third attempt narrowly wide of the far post.

Another opportunity fell Rimmer's way into the second half, but again he couldn't get the better of Cookson.

Both sides created chances, but it was Crownwood who started to take control and on 66 minutes Matt Cheale joined his brother on the scoresheet, his long-range shot creeping under Gayle's body.

The Dukes stayed on top for the rest of the tie and thoroughly deserved their victory.

Matt not only collected the cup and the Division Four trophy, but also the man-of-the-match award from Berks & Bucks FA official Ron Bennett.

It was also quite a night for Cookson, who has won two trophies in his first season as Dukes' player-manager and has been praised for reviving the club at a time when they appeared in danger of folding.