In an evenly matched League Cup Final game between local teams Letchworth GC Eagles Reds and Baldock Templars, it was the young Eagles Captain Tyler Welch that lifted the trophy. With a zero score line at half time there was everything to play for in the second, Daniel Sheahan opened the score-line with a well took goal in a 1v1 with the keeper. Baldock soon equalised with creative build up play and slotted home by Lewis Haywood. In the last 5 minutes of normal time Dylan Baker went through to break Baldock’s defence and unselfishly set up Aiden Godfrey to make it a 2 – 1 win. A deserved result for this young successful Eagles team.
As a result of being in the final Eagles donated to “Joshua Battling Cancer” by purchasing a wrist band for each player and coach. Joshua (a Liverpool FC supporter) was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2007 and finished his treatment in 2010. He was then in remission for two years but unfortunately in October of 2012 relapsed, you can read his story and donate via www.joshuabattlingcancer.co.uk. The Reds got to know of Joshua through former model and TV Presenter Kathy Lloyd, Kathy who couldn’t make the final (but sent the boys a good luck card) had joined the Coaching Staff for Eagles via Twitter, where Gary Williams (Manager) and Leon Brooker (Coach) would often discuss tactics and have light heart fun, Kathy even got a mention in the Cup Final Programme and a banner made in her honour! On hearing of the donation the Eagles had made The Royston Crow League also supported the good cause, Gary said “What a great day for the all the boys involved, the League have done a fantastic job of making the day memorable. I’m overwhelmed with their generosity and I’m sure Joshua will be made up when I tell his family the news! This has all resulted through Twitter and Kathy, it’s been good light hearted fun and for a cause – exactly what Youth Football should be full off!”.
The Eagles would like to thank their sponsors Wentworth Kitchens Trade, ACO and EBS.