Foxton zip to fourth trophy in a row

PUBLISHED: 12:41 31 May 2007 | UPDATED: 15:06 12 May 2010

Action from the final – Pic: Dick Harding

Action from the final - Pic: Dick Harding

FOXTON claimed their fourth successive Chris Boote Memorial Trophy with a convincing 2-0 victory over Metals Research. From the first game in the competition, the holders breezed through the rounds, overcoming Cambourne Rovers and Melbourn, and the final

FOXTON claimed their fourth successive Chris Boote Memorial Trophy with a convincing 2-0 victory over Metals Research.

From the first game in the competition, the holders breezed through the rounds, overcoming Cambourne Rovers and Melbourn, and the final was never in doubt, thanks to goals from Adam Fields and Shaun Audley.

Metals battled well and created a few chances of their own, with man-of-the-match Steve Plumb their main threat.

It was another successful tournament, one which has now been running since 1983 to celebrate the life of football fanatic Chris Boote who played for both Meldreth and Melbourn.

Chris died of cancer aged 24, and since then the competition has raised more than £40,000 for the Cambridge Cancer Research Fund - £4,200 of which was raised from this year's matches.

Chris' mum Diana said: "It was fantastic to raise this amount of money. It will go a very long way.

"We have a special relationship with Cambridge Cancer Research, and I know the money will be appreciated.

"It's been another good tournament, and everyone involved worked really hard.

"The football was great from the first match to the last - and the final was tremendous. Foxton certainly deserved to win."

There was also a veterans' match between Cambridge United and Shelford, which Cambridge won 2-1.

Kevin Massey and Franco Nacca scored the United goals.

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