Charity Fixture Raises £600
On Wednesday 8th August, the annual match between the winners of the Wakefield & District FA Cyril Craven Challenge Cup and the Heavy Woollen District FA Wheatley Cup was played at Hall Green United’s ground.
To earn their place in this year’s fixture, Horbury Town FC, who finished 4th in last year’s West Yorkshire Association Football League Premier Division, narrowly beat Hall Green United, from the same league, by two goals to one. Littletown FC, who ply their trade in the West Riding County Amateur Football League, qualified for this fixture by lifting the Wheatley Cup when they beat West Yorkshire Association Football League side Hartshead 1-0.
The annual curtain raiser, which was hosted by the Wakefield & District FA this season, was played to a 2-2 draw after Littletown FC snatched a late equaliser. Horbury Town FC then went on to do the host District FA proud as they won the decisive penalty shootout.
Whilst this was a fantastic result on the pitch, the best result was off the pitch as this annual fixture raises funds for charities chosen by two teams.
This year's chosen charities are the Autism Society and Reverse Rett.
£200 was raised from admissions to the game. Both Wakefield & District FA and Heavy Woollen FA have matched this figure with a donation, meaning that each charity will receive a £300 donation as a result of this fixture.
Wakefield & District FA
The Wakefield & District Football Association is the organisation responsible for running the Wakefield & District FA League and the District Cup competitions, the Cyril Craven Challenge Cup and the Seymour Memorial Trophy. Our aim is to run the best possible competitions we can at grass-roots level. The Association can be found on Facebook and Twitter with the username @WDFASL.
Charity Fixture Raises £600, 13th August 2018, 14:36 PM