New Format For Popular Football Competition The Tanton Cup

New Format For Popular Football Competition The Tanton Cup
New Format For Popular Competition The Tanton Cup

The & 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 cup in the East Riding, and this will be its 94th anniversary year.

It is competed for by local clubs from North Holderness and still remains a popular competition among local players and spectators. Town are the current cup holders.

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 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  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 , £1000 for 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.

The fixtures are based around outstanding league fixtures in the ERCFA Cup , and .

Group A
Results to date: Town Reserves 3, Town Veterans 4; Town Reserves 5, 2.

Fixtures:
18th April – Leven MC Reserves v Town Reserves – 6.30 pm KO
19th April – Veterans v – 6.30 pm KO
26th April – Veterans v Leven MC Reserves – 6.30 pm KO
29th April – v Leven MC Reserves – 3.00 pm KO
3rd May – v Veterans and v Reserves – 6.30 pm KO
6th May – v – 2.00 pm KO
9th May – Leven MC Reserves v – 6.30 pm KO

Group B
Results to date: Leven MC 5, Reserves 1; 5, Leven MC 1.

Fixtures:
19th April – v Leven MC – 6.30 pm KO
25th April – Hornsea Town v Reserves – 6.30 pm KO
29th April – Veterans v Hornsea Town – 1.00 pm KO
4th May – Reserves v – 6.30 pm KO
6th May – Leven MC v Long Riston Veterans – 2.00 pm (at Long Riston)
10th May – 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

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 .



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