FOOTBALL: Huntingdon team are walking tall after runners-up finish at national level
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Huntingdon Walking Football Group (HWFG) came within a whisker of major glory last Sunday.
The local men were runners-up in the Walking Football Association National Over 60s Cup grand finals which featured eight sets of regional champions.
They were beaten 4-1 by Watford in the showpiece clash with Dave Walker hitting their consolation goal.
Walker was also on target when HWFG were beaten 2-1 by the same opponents in their opening group game – he was the only man to score past Watford’s England international goalkeeper throughout the day!
HWFG then thumped Hereford 4-0 thanks to goals from Gary Mardell (2), Paul Marks and Terry Woodgate before blowing away Manchester 6-1. Mardell struck four times in that success with Marks and James Couborough completing the scoring.
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Their fine run continued with victory against Peterlee on sudden-death penalties in a semi-final clash that went right down to the wire. Pete Graham, who had earlier given them the lead in normal time, tucked away the decisive spot-kick as HWFG prevailed 5-4.
They couldn’t claim revenge against Watford in the final, but being the second best team in the country is no mean feat.
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