BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent reclaimed the Tolleshunt D'Arcy Memorial Cup after a 1-0 victory against Maldon and Tiptree.

Tom Rothery's side won the competition last season after winning by the same score against Tendring rivals FC Clacton.

And they reclaimed the silverware thanks to a late goal from Jake Turner, during Tuesday's final at Park Drive.

The midfielder popped up with a winner eight minutes from time.

"I know people don’t see it as the biggest competition but I always play a strong team and think any trophy is worth winning," said R's boss Rothery.

"I’m pleased for the club and boys and this puts a good finishing touch onto our season."

The Tolleshunt D'Arcy Memorial Cup is a traditional charity invitational competition to raise money for the Essex County FA Benevolent Fund.

Regent return to Bostik League premier division action at Bognor Regis Town on Saturday.