Bishop Auckland Ladies gave outgoing manager, Domonic Bylett, a swansong to remember when they lifted the DCFA Women’s League Subsidiary Cup with a 3-0 win over South Shields Ladies on Sunday afternoon.
Ellie Brown led the way with a brace that would help a determined Ladies side lift the trophy, the County Durham side making the breakthrough with the only goal of the first half, Hannah Knox the scorer after sixteen minutes.
The second half belonged to Brown, scoring twice, her first shortly after the restart and the second just past the sixty minute mark, goals that would put the seal on a comfortable 3-0 win, Brown and Knox proving a constant thorn in Shields’ side throughout.
Afterwards Ladies manager, Domonic Bylett said: “I’m so proud of the team bringing the trophy back to Bishop Auckland and so happy for this talented group of players that they get to end the season with a trophy.
“Commiserations to South Shields Reserves who battled to the final whistle.
“We controlled the game well maintaining possession with some positive play that led to three excellent goals.
“When South Shields pressurised I was very pleased with how organised we were and how we soaked up the pressure very well so the clean sheet is just as pleasing.
“Thank you to all my coaching staff and everyone who cheered on the Ladies.”
Afterwards, with the Ladies playing in the knowledge that Bylett was departing for pastures news, they made the announcement that their manager, who had been at the helm for the past two seasons, was leaving.
A spokesperson for the Ladies said: “In his time at the club Dom has brought passion, structure and professionalism to the Ladies section.
“He is highly regarded by everyone at the club and we respect his decision to leave to pursue other avenues in his coaching/managerial career.
“He will leave with immediate effect as the Ladies finished their playing season on Sunday afternoon after their cup win against South Shields Ladies Reserves.
“Everyone connected with Bishop Auckland Ladies FC would like to thank him for the last two seasons and wish him every success for the future.”
In departing the club Dom added: “Yesterday, sadly was my last game as Manager of Bishop Auckland Ladies FC.
“As I move onto my next coaching challenge, I would just like to say it’s been a pleasure to manage the Ladies over the last two years.
“I would like to personally thank all of the players for their hard work and dedication, Its been a joy to watch them all develop as a team and as players.
“A huge thank you to all my fantastic coaching staff for who give their own time not only to support the ladies each week at training and matches, but also for the hours of planning that goes into coaching that is unseen.
“I hope my time as Ladies manager has had a positive effect on the future of the players, I’m very proud of both the Ladies First Team and the Development Team and wish them all the best in the future.”
The Two Blues would like to thank Domonic Bylett for his time with the Ladies and wish him all the best for the future.