Kork­maz gives a mas­ter­ful dis­play in Deep­ing triumph

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

THE old ones proved they are the best at the Yax­ley Mas­ters.

The clock was turned back at In2i­tive Park as the golden oldies of the lo­cal game swapped their pipes and slip­pers for a set of studs again in the an­nual Over 35s tour­na­ment.

In fact some of the foot­ball was al­most as fast as the food on of­fer on a day when the star turn was a man who honed his skills at Turk­ish gi­ants Fener­bahce.

Granted Tun­cay Kork­maz (be­low) might be bet­ter known for his play­ing ex­ploits at Wis­bech Town and Spald­ing, but he still stole the show on Sun­day with a hat-trick in the final as Deep­ing Rangers ‘A’ lifted the crown.

The Deep­ing lads won ev­ery game, dom­i­nat­ing Group B and then dump­ing out reign­ing cham­pi­ons An­ton Se­lect in the semi-fi­nals be­fore sink­ing Broadgate 3-0 in the show­piece.

The Deep­ing side was com­pleted by Eddie Her­bert, An­gus Hep­burn, Mark Wil­son, John Mchat­tie, David Jones, Ade Brown and Paul Kirby.

The other semi-final had also gone to ex­tra-time as Broadgate sneaked past ICA by the odd goal in nine.

Fif­teen teams took part in all with a cou­ple of no-shows caus­ing a late re-struc­tur­ing of the group stages, but that was the only hitch.

Yax­ley pres­i­dent Jeff Len­ton said:

mark.plummer@jpress.co.uk “We saw a real change for the bet­ter in terms of stan­dard of play on show and, as in pre­vi­ous years, the vet­er­ans never ceased to pull out all the stops. “There were some amaz­ing dis­plays of skill and de­ter­mi­na­tion, sup­ple­mented in some teams by the oc­ca­sional pint with a burger and chips in be­tween games.

“There were lots of plau­dits about our fa­cil­i­ties and the stan­dard of the pitches which have been lov­ingly tended all year by one of our Yax­ley vet­er­ans – Alf No­ble.”

A team of five of­fi­cials, led by Char­lie Keats, en­sured ev­ery­one toed the line - and the ref­er­ees clearly had fun as they signed up to re­turn next year.

Yax­ley will go from one end of the age spec­trum to the other as they stage their suc­cess­ful Fes­ti­val of Foot­ball ju­nior tour­na­ment over the week­end of May 26 and 27.

(0513ETP021)

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