Denton Town Vets feel just champion

DENTON Town had best start digging out the polish after its veterans’ team won the league.

A 5-2 win at Frodsham sealed division two of the Cheshire Veterans Football League.

Now the side, run by Lee Paul and Steve O’Connor, is ready for a tilt at the very best after gaining promotion.

Having only lost one of its first 13 games, the veterans scored four second half goals to make sure of silverware.

Now they go up to division one, after their final match of the season at home to Manchester Gregorians at Whittles Farm on Sunday, May 12, and they will face the likes of Congleton Vale, Egerton and Vauxhall Motors.

Proud chairman Phil Bentley said: “It’s ran seriously and with a winning mentality, however the banter and smiles are second to none on match day.”

Elsewhere, it was a tale of frustration as Town’s U19s lost an agonising penalty shoot out in the final of the Tameside Football League Cup.

They dominated most of the game, only to only lose concentration in the few minutes and Waterloo equalised.

Mr Bentley admitted: “Losing on penalties was hard to accept but a hard lesson learned.”

The U19s can win the Tameside Football League if they beat Heyside on Saturday, May 11 and as Mr Bentley added: “The loss in the cup will be forgotten.”

A meeting in the next two weeks will decide what happens in the near future for Denton Town’s first team, which was relegated from the Cheshire Football League, premier division.

However, manager Lee Bennett is still at the helm and anxiously wants to get them back into the premier league after a disappointing campaign saw them finish bottom.

As ever, Town would not have got through the season if it was not for the extraordinary commitment of volunteers to help them along the way.

And Mr Bentley highlighted just how important they are.

He said: “I’d like to thank everyone on and off the pitch for their continued support and sponsors Bridgelane, CCM Accountancy and President Geoff Gable.

“The pitch has been superb this season, thanks to Steve Dunn for his hard work.

“I would also like to give a big thank you to Dave Starkie, vice-chairman and secretary extraordinaire for his hard work.

“Also to Jimmy Pelosi, bar manager, line marker etc who we could not be without and a big thank you to Daz Kelly, kit manager and all round good egg as well as the community of Haughton Green for their continued support.

“These gentlemen are volunteers and deserve a mention as without them we would not exist.

“Next season is our centenary year and hopefully announcements of events will be forthcoming. None of this can happen without the help of volunteers and community.”

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