Longhope Legends Cup 2023
Longhope FC held their 3rd edition of the Legends Cup in Memory of Wayne Clark and all we have lost in connection to the club / village
The current side took on a team of ex-Longhope players in a competitive 90 minutes.
The current side ran out 7-5 winners in a close game where the Legends took a 3-2 lead just before half time.
Stand out performances from the game Longhope captain on the day and man of the Match Steve Clark hit a hatrick.
Legends striker Liam James hit a 30 yard effort and Longhope Striker Tom O’Hara slotted away a great effort from the edge of the box after some great one touch passing.
Spectators, some coming as far as Snowdonia – North Wales and Reading – enjoyed the bar, bbq and music from local band Violet Crows into the evening.
The charity means a lot to the club since losing Wayne in 2015 to an undiagnosed heart condition.
Robbie Clark nephew of Wayne: This day is always amazing for the club and the village. It brings together multiple generations of our great club and raises money for a worthy cause. The game was played in the right spirit and had a real competitive edge! We’d like to thank everyone who helped the day happen and we hope to see everyone next year!
Blue Kit: Longhope FC – Bob Cinderey (Manager) Simon Harris, Chris Swioklo, Tom Walmsley, Ben Andrews, Jamie Baker, Rick May, Ian Lawrence, Gaz O’Leary Front: Richard Watkins, Tom O’Hara, Robbie Clark, Steve Clark (captain), Geraint Williams, Wayne Husbands, Scott Weaver Dwane Morris (Club Captain) Not Pictured, Jay Cooper.
Red Kit: Longhope Legends Squad –
Darren Hyett, Alex Huggins, Bob Cinderey, Carl Hyett, Martin Scrivens, Ben Steward, Steve Love, Alex Melsom, Chris Townsend, Liam James, Chris Greenow, James Barnes. Front: Luke Barnes, Ryan Davies, Bryn Powell, Jimmy Woodward, Rhys Gardner (Captain), John Evans, Josh Ridler, Callum Love, Colin Jeffery.