Eaton Eagles win top Norfolk Christian Football League trophy
The Norfolk Christian Football league’s most important trophy of the year was presented on Saturday (April 6) to Eaton Eagles during an end-of-season mini-tournament.
Eagles, who are part of St Andrews and Christchurch, won the league’s fellowship trophy which is decided by marks for sportsmanship awarded by opposition teams during the season. Remarkably, they went through the entire season with only one yellow card and no red cards.
League chairman, Jim Green said: “The four-team tournament, which was won by Stalham Baptist in a dramatic penalty shoot-out against the Eagles, was a wonderful way to celebrate the season, which had so many good, competitive, sporting games and growing friendship between and across teams.”
In the Fellowship Trophy rankings, the Eagles were level on points with last year’s trophy winners Silver Road Baptist, but took the award because of fewer yellow cards during the season – in fact they had only one yellow card to Silver Road’s three and both teams had no reds cards at all which is a brilliant achievement for any team.
“Eaton, under manager Henry Aspin, are a fantastic example of a team who play competitive football in a hugely sporting manner,” said Jim. “So many congratulations.”
Fittingly, last year’s Fellowship Trophy winners, Silver Road, presented the trophy to the Eagles.
Eagles manager, Henry Aspin, said: “Winning the fellowship trophy is a fantastic achievement for Eaton Eagles in our first season together. We are very proud of it and are looking forward to next season already.”
Pictured above and below are Eaton Eagles being presented with the Fellowship Trophy on Saturday.
All welcome at cup final on Saturday
NCBC face Heigham Park Rangers in the final of the Bishop Maurice Wood Cup at the Football Development Centre at Bowthorpe on Saturday April 13, ko 10.15am. All are welcome to attend.
HPR will be looking for their first-ever Bishop’s Cup victory, while NCBC, in their fourth final in a row, will be looking for a hat-trick of victories.