Thanks for all your support

This year saw the second annual challenge match between Youlgrave and Bakewell Football teams as a tribute to a well respected local footballer.

Wilf Lincoln, Captain of Youlgrave between 1952 and 1962 died in 2009 after suffering from Alzheimer’s for 12 years.

His widow, Ella, felt she would like to give something to the village which would recognise her late husband’s contribution to the local community over many years and so the Wilf Lincoln Trophy was born.

Last year Bakewell won 2-1 in Youlgrave. This year, after a hard fought, competitive encounter, they triumphed again, this time at Bakewell, winning 4-2 helped by 2 well taken goals from Wilf’s grandson Ben Rach, Captain of the Bakewell team.

Keith Taylor, a member of the Youlgrave team from the 1950’s was there to see how the latest crop of local young talent compared to their own of 50 years ago.

Ella would like to thank all those who took part and who came along to support.

Last year a donation of £133.00 was given to the Alzheimer’s Society.

This year a yet to be finalised donation will be sent again to the Society.

We look forward to 2013 when the cup might possibly come back to Wilf’s home village of Youlgrave.”

Janice Moorby

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