Dog Inn miss out on title

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DEFENDING champions Dog Inn have surrendered their Harry Dewhurst Memorial League title, finishing the campaign in third spot.

The Whalley side had looked in a strong position to retain their title and had also reached the cup semi-finals, but a disappointing finish to the season saw them overhauled by new champions Black Bull and Church Town.

Manager Simon Kerins said: “It has been a long, hard season and sadly numbers tapered off in the final crucial games, largely down to injuries and several players having to play several times a week in other competitions, but what cost us most dearly was a poor attitude on the part of people from whom I expected a lot more. We will have a breather ahead of a busy pre-season that will inevitably see some comings and goings.”

Kerins also took the opportunity to thank those who have supported the club during the past season - The Dog Inn, and Darbyshire & Co. Accountancy Practice.