Litlington Sunday win league title
PUBLISHED: 09:34 09 March 2011
LITLINGTON SUNDAY capped off a superb season by beating local rivals Guilden Mordan 2-1 and being presented with the Cambridgeshire Sunday Division 3B Title at the weekend.
Litlington had already secured the league title two weeks earlier, in what has been a remarkable turnaround for the village team. Only two years ago they were on the brink of folding but club chairman and Sunday team manager Neal Woodcock kept the club going, with help from a strong committee.
It has a been a brilliant season for the club who were on for a league and cup double until losing in the last minute of a recent cup quarter final, however it was the league which remained a priority.
The club started the season with a good squad and the team showed the league title potential early in the season winning their first eight matches. Despite an upset against local rivals Barley at Christmas, Litlington continued to dominate the league and had an incredible record winning 15 out of 18 games while only losing twice.
Their dominance is confirmed by the fact that they are the league’s top scorers with the best defensive record.
It was a real team effort with five players, Sean Douglas, Matt Chapman, Iain Ruggles, Harry Lee and top scorer James Evans all hitting double figures in personal goals and with a superb backline Litlington thoroughly deserved their success. Woodcock, who is leaving the club in the summer to go to Australia, can be extremely proud of the re-build he has started and the club is looking to continue this success, currently running a Saturday and Sunday team.