Monday, 17 September 2007

The weekend -part two. The Ashton Community Cup

Spent a very pleasant few hours watching the first game ever of the Ashton Community Cup. The game was between Greater Manchester Police ( managed by Dave Whelan) and an Ashton Youth Team ( managed by David Johnson Liverpool FC Legend) and was played at the Robin Park Arena.

The game itself was most entertaining. The teams contrasted each other. The Ashton Youth team who were mostly 16-19 year olds were quick and at times very skillful and the police team were - well - bigger and more physical. It looked as though the police were going to be beaten at one point but they hung in there and just won it in the last minute 5-4. The team sheets for both sides are in the photo

Again congratulations to Wigan and Leigh Community Safety Partnership ,the Greater Manchester Police, the JJB and especially Andrea Pilling for organising this event. I hope it will be a regular fixture in the future

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