Memorial Trophy game is a big success

Waddington take on Waddington Legends in the Jonathan Dugdale Memorial Trophy game at Shawbridge on Sunday				Picture: Keith Driver
Waddington take on Waddington Legends in the Jonathan Dugdale Memorial Trophy game at Shawbridge on Sunday Picture: Keith Driver

Waddington Football Club held the Jonathan Dugdale Memorial Trophy game at Clitheroe’s Shawbridge ground on Sunday.

The match saw current Waddington players take on Waddington Legends, and was a huge success, as over 300 people attended.

Jonathan’s son Harry started proceedings with the kick-off, and Waddington also thank the Dugdale family, photographer Keith Driver, Clitheroe Football Club for all their hard-working staff, the players, volunteers, sponsors for raffle prizes, and everyone who attended and supported this very worthy cause

Over £845 was raised and has been forwarded to the MIND charity.

As a prelude to the event Waddington held a presentation night to celebrate a successful 2016/17 season.

The first team narrowly missed out on promotion, finishing third in the East Lancashire League Second Division and reached the semi- final of the Craven Cup. The reserve side won the Craven League Norman Pratt Trophy and were runners-up in the East Lancashire League.

Awards went to:

First team – Manager’s Player of the Year - Gary Hickling; Players’ Player of the Year - Gary Brunskill; Player of Year (Most Man of the Match) - Gary Brunskill; Goal of the season - Liam Gidlow; Leading Goalscorer - Luke Conti.

Reserve team – Manager’s Player of the Year - Nic Roberts; Players’ Player of the Year - Danny Anderson; Player of Year (Most MOM) - Craig Barnes; Moment of the season - Danny Anderson; Leading Goalscorer - Robert Lloyd; Club Awards – Young Player of the Year - Dom Akrigg; Clubman of the Year - Simon Holden; Square Ball - Christophe Pinnard.