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Bourne Town to face Lincoln City's young guns in new tournament

Bourne Town are set to tackle the young guns of newly-promoted League One side Lincoln City following the launch of a new pre-season football tournament.

The inaugural South Kesteven Charity Cup competition will see the Wakes facing Lincoln City’s Academy side in the semi-final on Saturday, July 13.

Harrowby United will host Grantham Town in the other semi-final on the same day with the winners playing in the final on Saturday, July 20.

Zak Munton won three awards at Bourne Town's presentation night. (10360884)
Zak Munton won three awards at Bourne Town's presentation night. (10360884)

The new tournament has been strongly supported by South Kesteven District Council with the aim of encouraging grassroots football by backing local clubs while raising important funds for charities in the process.

Each participating club, who were all invited to take part with a guest invitation extended to Lincoln City, will nominate a local charity of their choice.

Coun Ian Selby, from South Kesteven District Council, commented: “A lot of effort has gone into this tournament and I’d like to express my thanks to the extremely helpful and enthusiastic members of the cup committee that was set up to organise the event.

“We are all looking forward to this and we are excited about the potential benefits that this tournament may have for our local football clubs and local charities.”

The event has come about because of the district council’s Ward Members Grant scheme and a contribution from Coun Selby’s allocated budget.

The cup committee are seeking the backing of any businesses that may wish to support the tournament with match day or match ball sponsorship or with any other aspect of the event. Please contact Dave Philpotts on 07980 408366.

The Wakes held their end of season presentation night at the JJ Mac Stadium last Saturday night.

Award winners: First team – players’ player, supporters player of the year and top goalscorer – Zak Munton, manager’s player – Jack Bottreill, most improved player – Matt Bills.

Reserves – players’ player and supporters player – Andy Young, manager’s player - Mihai Panturescu, top scorer – Daniel Dogaru, most improved player – Luke Glover.

Clubman of the year: Jonny Head; Long Service award – Andrew Moss and Kev Elger.

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