A YOUNG football fan whose home was burgled just days before Christmas had his dream come true, thanks to The Hunts Post. Lawrence Wilson, nine, known as Loz, missed his beloved Cambridge United beat local rivals Histon earlier this month after burglars r

A YOUNG football fan whose home was burgled just days before Christmas had his dream come true, thanks to The Hunts Post.

Lawrence Wilson, nine, known as Loz, missed his beloved Cambridge United beat local rivals Histon earlier this month after burglars raided his Somersham home.

To cheer him up, The Hunts Post and Cambridge United teamed up to give Loz and his family a Christmas present they will always remember. He was mascot at the Boxing Day match - another derby between the Us and Histon - and his family were able to watch the game from the executive box.

Loz, who has been a season ticket holder at Cambridge since he was two, plays for the club's Centre of Excellence.

He said: "Walking out of the tunnel was the best bit. I was with Paul Carden, the captain. He was really nice to me, he asked me if I was ok."

Before the match kicked off, Loz was able to show off his footballing skills as he warmed up with the squad. He also had his picture taken with the team, the captain from the visitors, the referee and other match officials.

Loz said: "My favourite players are Josh Coulson, Paul Carden and Robbie Willmott.

"Before the game I was given a goodie bag and a football and I was allowed into the dressing room to get all the players to sign it."

Mum Debbie said: "He had a brilliant day. From the minute he got there the club really looked after him and made it special for him."

Dad Bob, also an avid Us supporter, said: "I would like to thank The Hunts Post and Cambridge United for such a great day.

"We also want to say a big thank you to the Somersham community, who have rallied round us. All our neighbours and friends have been really helpful since the burglary. People have been unbelievably kind - even offering us money to get us over Christmas."

Debbie added: "Community spirit does still exist. It's fantastic."

Unfortunately, the away result couldn't be replicated, and the Us had to settle for a point, after drawing 2-2.