The Hornsea & District Hospital War Memorial Challenge Cup, more popularly known as the Tanton Cup, after P.C. Tanton Esq who donated the trophy, is one of the oldest football cup competitions in the East Riding, and this will be its 94th anniversary year.
The new President for the competition is Dave (Dixie) Dean. Many thanks go the retiring President Dave Brocklebank, who along with committee members Stuart Kemp, Phil Ashcroft and Ian McLane, have kept this grand old competition going.
It had historically been run in aid of the Hornsea Cottage Hospital. The funds from the competition going towards buying daily papers for the patients, and occasionally extras such as a TV for the Day Room. Unfortunately the hospital ward is currently closed.
At this season’s AGM the clubs voted to again support the Yorkshire Air Ambulance so we’re trying to again raise as much as we can for this worthy Yorkshire based charity.
In total the last five season’s have raised £1500 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, £1000 for Help for Heroes and £500 The Alzheimer’s Society. Thanks once again to the ERCFA for sanctioning this year’s competition and for Whitehead’s Fish & Chips for once again sponsoring the competition.
This season sees a slight change in the format with the teams competing in two groups and the group winners and their runners up going on to compete in the semi-finals. The Groups and fixtures for the Tanton Cup are now set up on the Full Time system.
18th April – Leven MC Reserves v Hornsea Town Reserves – 6.30 pm KO
19th April – Hornsea Town Veterans v Skirlaugh – 6.30 pm KO
26th April – Hornsea Town Veterans v Leven MC Reserves – 6.30 pm KO
29th April – Long Riston v Leven MC Reserves – 3.00 pm KO
3rd May – Long Riston v Hornsea Town Veterans and Skirlaugh v Hornsea Town Reserves – 6.30 pm KO
6th May – Skirlaugh v Long Riston – 2.00 pm KO
9th May – Leven MC Reserves v Skirlaugh – 6.30 pm KO
19th April – Brandesburton v Leven MC – 6.30 pm KO
25th April – Hornsea Town v Brandesburton Reserves – 6.30 pm KO
29th April – Long Riston Veterans v Hornsea Town – 1.00 pm KO
4th May – Brandesburton Reserves v Brandesburton – 6.30 pm KO
6th May – Leven MC v Long Riston Veterans – 2.00 pm (at Long Riston)
10th May – Brandesburton v Hornsea Town – 6.30 pm KO
13th May – Brandesburton Reserves v Long Riston Veterans – 2.00 pm
The Veterans teams are allowed rolling subs to help stop any coronaries!
We hope everyone (players and spectators alike) enjoys the new format. Good luck everyone and remember to encourage everyone to donate to this year’s charity which is again the Yorkshire Air Ambulance
The Group winners will make up the semi-finalists with the semi finals are expected to be held w/c 14th May, venues to be determined. The Final will be held w/c 21st May, venue and date to be confirmed.
We look forward to seeing friends and supporters (old and new) as the group games progress and your support in raising money once again for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
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