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Flying the flag at the FA Cup

A team of Young Daniels were flying the flag for Peterborough United - literally - at last week’s exciting FA Cup game.

The Under 13s team got the chance to be flag bearers at the match, which took place on Wednesday last week and in an incredible finish, Peterborough United lost to Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in a penalty shoot-out.

Peterborough United run a scheme where youth football teams from across the area can apply for activities on match days and it was while the Young Daniels Under 13s manager Leigh Jarvis was in discussion about this, that Peterborough got the FA Cup replay.

Leigh said: “We were invited along with another teams to join in the excitement of the cup.

“Once all the teams taking part that night had arrived we were given our flags and taken pitch side to see the players go through there warm-ups.

“Many of our players got thumbs up and high fives from both sets of players which excited them greatly.

“With kick off approaching we were put in position with our flags ready for the players to walk out.”

Some of the players were spotted on television in the background during an interview with Posh director of football Barry Fry.

The Young Daniels then watched the tense game, which ended 1-1 (3-4 pens).

Leigh added: “Even though the results didn’t go our way the 17 players and 13 adults enjoy ourselves immensely.

“I would recommend any team to go and enjoy the match day experience.

“It is important for a family club like Stamford AFC to do activities as a group outside of training and games.”

Players of all ages can get involved with the Young Daniels. To find out more visit www.theyoungdaniels.co.uk.

l Stamford Under 14s have handed over a set of old football shirts to Stamford couple Eric and Moira Bell to donate to an African team.


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