LOCAL FOOTBALL: Warboys are the talk of the Town after following up promotion success with trophy triumph

PUBLISHED: 09:08 09 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:08 09 May 2017

Warboys Town celebrate their triumph in the Peterborough & District League Chairman's Championship Shield. Picture: RWT PHOTOGRAPHY

Warboys Town celebrate their triumph in the Peterborough & District League Chairman's Championship Shield. Picture: RWT PHOTOGRAPHY


A super season came complete with a silver lining for Warboys Town.

Chris Whitfield’s side followed up their promotion to the Peterborough & District League Premier Division by lifting the Chairman’s Championship Shield - a knockout competition for Division One teams - last Friday night.

Warboys eased to a 3-0 success against Oakham United Reserves in a final played at the Branch Bros Stadium in Peterborough.

“It’s been a brilliant season and it was great to end it with a trophy,” said player-boss Whitfield.

“We’ve got a group of players who are willing to work hard and also capable of playing good football.

“It was a perfect performance in the final in many ways. We didn’t give Oakham the opportunity to get into the game. To win promotion and lift a cup only a few days apart is rare, but certainly a great feeling.

“Myself and Martin (assistant, Lloyd) are proud of everything the boys have achieved and we’re already looking forward to next season.

“We’re also thankful to the people who work hard behind the scenes, our sponsors and supporters.”

Warboys took command of the Shield showpiece with two early goals. Leading scorer Michael Cafferkey’s ninth minute opener quickly being followed by Carl Taylor’s header.

The match was then delayed when Warboys defender Matt Duncan was briefly knocked out in a collision with his own goalkeeper, Liam Gaynor. A paramedic was called to treat Duncan, who was then taken to hospital by ambulance, but later allowed home.

Cafferkey slotted into defence in his absence and helped Warboys keep a clean sheet. They were rarely threatened in all truth and sealed victory when Matt Brown struck from a corner on the hour.

Warboys completed their season with a Division One clash at Sutton Bridge this Saturday.


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