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South Lincolnshire bring home the inaugural LinxFA Charity Shield

An excellent and rewarding day today for South Lincolnshire Walking Footballers who were chosen to represent the region in the inaugural LinxWF Community Charity Shield in both Over 50s and Over 60s contests. Stamford had three representatives in each of the squad.

Competing against Mid Lincs, North Lincs and East Riding Regions at Bradley Football Centre, Grimsby, both teams quickly gelled and rising to the challenge our South Lincs lads did our area proud by bringing home the Shield to the South of the County.

The Over 50s team was managed by United's Dave Scotney and Over 60s by Stamford strollers Taff Lovesey.

ll players' match fees and donations went to the Dementia UK Charity.

South Lincs squads

Over 50s:-

Danny Tempest, Boston(gk)

Paul Kirby Stamford (Capt)

Dave Rogerson (Long Bennington)

Paul Blakemore (Stamford)

Steve Cropper (Long Bennington)

Steve Kelly (Deeping United)

Gary Wildsmith (Stamford)

Jez Hyland, Richard Cropley & Dave Scotney (all Boston)

v East Riding, won 2-0 (Kirby,Kelly)

v North Lincs, won 3-0 (Wildsmith, Blakemore, Kelly)

v Mid Lincs, won 1-0 (Kirby)

Over 60s:-

Trevor Oliver, Stamford (gk)

Steve Longden,Long Bennington (Capt)

Steve Rogers,Chris Bradford (both Boston)

Taff Lovesey, (Stamford)

William Barrett, (Stamford)

Peter Climpson(Long Bennington)

Tim Marsden (Deeping United)

Ian Brown (Grantham)

Geoff Ward(Boston)

v East Riding, won 1-0 (Brown)

v North Lincs, lost 1-4 (Barrett)

v Mid Lincs, drew 0-0

Well done to all our lads for your efforts in bringing home the bacon, to all other players participating in a great event and the day's two FA Qualified Referees, Alan Rose & Mick Hill, who also did a fantastic job of organising the event.

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