Old Meads Edge Civil Service To Claim Pre-Season Cup
Payback for Meadonians after defeat in last year's Eric Young Trophy
The second annual Eric Young Trophy, held at Riverside Lands, saw Old Meadonians inflict their revenge on the Civil Service F.C for last year's defeat in the inaugural competition. In a series of 8 games, teams from Meads managed to win three matches compared to two for their Civil Service counterparts.
The Eric Young Trophy, aimed at spicing up the normally boring round of pre-season friendlies, sets up to eight teams from each of local rivals Civil Service F.C. and Old Meadonians to slug it out for glory. Last year Service triumphed by the most slender of margins - goal difference - to bear off the spoils and receive a ticker-tape welcome into their stronghold on the other side of the railway.
This year, seven games were played but, with Meads coming out on top by winning three to Service’s tally of two with two matches drawn. Sources inside the club suggest that Service, after a heavy evening in the bar, left happy but empty-handed.
September 5, 2014