Crow­land event a fine trib­ute to Benny Co­p­land

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

OVER re­cent years the Crow­land Tour­na­ment has grown into one of the biggest events of its kind in the sum­mer foot­ball cal­en­dar.

And while this year the event was re-named in hon­our of club pres­i­dent Benny Co­p­land, a change of name did noth­ing to di­min­ish the stan­dard of foot­ball which once again was of the high­est or­der.

More than 100 teams from across the re­gion pitched up at Snow­den Field to do bat­tle in eight age groups rang­ing from the Un­der 9s all the way up to the Un­der 18s, who this year played for the Benny Co­p­land Me­mo­rial Cup.

Tour­na­ment or­gan­iser and chair­man Andy Hinch said: “The stan­dard of foot­ball and ref­er­ee­ing (only young ref­er­ees were used on Satur­day) was ex­cel­lent and the at­mos­phere was fan­tas­tic over both days.

“I would like to con­grat­u­late all par­tic­i­pants and helpers in mak­ing it a mem­o­rable event and look for­ward to see­ing ev­ery­one back here next sum­mer.

“An­other thank-you has to go to ChromaSport & Tro­phies for sup­port­ing the event. I hope the tour­na­ment con­tin­ues to grow and be­come a must-en­ter event like many other lo­cal tour­na­ments.”

Un­like some tour­na­ments the bulk of teams at the event play their reg­u­lar foot­ball in the Ju­nior Al­liance League and there were a host of lo­cal win­ners cel­e­brat­ing suc­cess.

Deep­ing Rangers took the Un­der 9 crown and Powerleague won through in the Un­der 10s af­ter a 10 win against Wis­bech St Mary in their fi­nal but it was Wasps of the Cambs League who took top spot in the un­der 11 cat­e­gory af­ter a 1-0 win against Nether­ton A.

In the Un­der 12s, Coates beat Whit­tle­sey 2-0 while Wood­ston gained their re­venge over Gun­thorpe for de­feat in the fi­nal of the Yax­ley Tour­na­ment with a 1-0 win in the Un­der 13 fi­nal.

And there was some­thing to cel­e­brate for the host club in the Un­der 14s af­ter a 4-0 win for Crow­land against city side Wood­ston with Crow­land B just missing out on the Un­der 15 ti­tle, go­ing down 2-0 in their fi­nal with Wis­bech St Mary.

And to round off a per­fect two days of foot­ball, Hunt­ing­don claimed the Benny Co­p­land Me­mo­rial Tro­phy af­ter a com­fort­able 3-0 win against Stam­ford B Un­der 18s.

Crow­land JFC are cur­rently look­ing for play­ers to join the club. Any­one in­ter­ested should call Andy Hinch 07984 208608 or visit the club web­site at­web­ cjfc for fur­ther de­tails.

AC­TION PACKED: River­side Red Un­der 8s bat­tle it out with Thor­ney. (METP-19-06-10PF005)

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