Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Lincoln Flickers’ Summer Finale Cup

Wolverhampton TFC triumphed in Lincoln with all 3 players making the Semi-Finals along with Mat Atkin from Sheffield. Richard Badger clinched the trophy beating Mick Hammond 2-1. Richard hit a late winner in his Semi against Mat Atkin while Mick needed extra time to snatch victory from Justin Scott who took third prize 1-0 against Mat.

Just as Richard lifted the trophy the fireworks sounded from the nearby display! The Red Arrows, based down the road in Scampton, had to be cancelled with the tournament running over slightly!

Lincoln Flickers were all relegated to the Plate competition in a competitive field. Andrew Garbutt squeezed through his Semi after extra time beating fellow Flicker Jez Boothman 1-0. Andy Boyer breezed through his with an impressive 5-0 dismantle of Rich Meddings. The Plate final ended goalless and then one a piece (1-1) aet. Andrew Garbutt winning shots 2-1 with some fine goal keeping. Jez took third place with a 2-0 win against Rich.
Final standings:
1. Richard Badger
2. Mick Hammond
3. Justin Scott
4. Mat Atkin
5. Andrew Garbutt
6. Andy Boyer
7. Jez Boothman
8. Richard Meddings

Thank you to Eastgate Club for allowing us to host the event with late notice and to Julia for opening the bar. Thank you also to all the competitors for making it our best event to date. Finally,  congratulations to Richard and Wolverhampton TFC.

(Report by Andrew Garbutt)