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PUBLISHED: 12:43 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 15:51 11 May 2010

THE INAUGURAL Litlington Village Cup raised £300 for the village s football team. The four-team tournament was won by R.H.S United, but the hosts were also winners, as the cash will allow them to enter a Saturday and Sunday team in the BIS League for the

THE INAUGURAL Litlington Village Cup raised £300 for the village's football team.

The four-team tournament was won by R.H.S United, but the hosts were also winners, as the cash will allow them to enter a Saturday and Sunday team in the BIS League for the coming season.

Opening the round robin competition with a match against Bassingbourn, Litlington surprised their higher league opponents by winning 2-0 thanks to two James Evans goals.

R.H.S United also started well, winning their first two games, 3-0 against Great Chishill, and 2-1 against Bassingbourn. They had to come from behind in the second match after Craig Hunter had fired Bassingbourn into the lead.

Litlington then edged out Chishill in a close encounter, with Paul Harris scoring the only goal with a 30-yard lob later judged goal of the tournament.

With Litlington and R.H.S on six points each, the destination of the trophy went down to the closing match between the two sides. Before this, Bassingbourn and Great Chishill played off for third place, with Bassingbourn winning 10-9 in a penalty shoot out, after the match finished 0-0.

The final was played at a frenetic pace, with chances coming and going at both ends. Ricki Wilson and Kiefer Slade put in impressive performances at the heart of the Litlington defence, but the second half introduction of R.H.S's Adam Stokes proved decisive, and two goals from Martin Cockbill helped them take the title with a 4-0 win.

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