Rimington celebrate historic season

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MORE than 80 people turned out to honour Rimington FC’s history-making season at a presentation night to remember.

Held at the Black Bull, the team celebrated not only breaking the league record by securing the E.L 1st Division for a fifth consecutive season but also doing the “double-double” as the reserves won their division and the Norman Pratt Trophy.

Guests of honour were Stephen, Keith and David Johnson who played in the first ever Rim team 40 years ago.

Supper was followed by manager Terry Braithwaite thanking the sponsors, Waterloo Timber & Mortimers, and Tony and Joanne from, until recently, the Kings Arms.

Jon Penman won the quiz based on the club’s recent history and thanks were extended to the Dewhurst, Wolfenden and Hartley families for their contribution to the work on and around the ground.

Prize winners were; Tom Farrar, Young Player and M.O.M Norman Pratt final; Ryan McCarthy, M.O.M Craven Cup final; Rob Lloyd, League and first team leading goalscorer, Player of the Season; Chris Heslop , first team Goal of the Season; Nick Dyson, First team Players’ Player; Jordan Walmsley, Manager’s Award; Graeme Kershaw, Square Ball and Chairman’s Award; Joe McTear , Res Players’ Player and Outstanding Performance; Tom Eglin, Res leading goalscorer, Square Ball and Player of the Season; Mick Clarkson, Res Goal of the Season; Toby Barker, Res Manager’s Award; Terry B, Clubman.

• On Sunday, RFC played cricket against the village team.

Everyone bowled two overs with the football team coming out on top with a total of 157 against 86.