Wyberton claims cup victory: Sport from the Past

Wyberton victoriously lift the Standard Sunday Cup following a win against Taverners. Being held high by his team is skipper Jim Doran. MBSP-200213-1988sport
Wyberton victoriously lift the Standard Sunday Cup following a win against Taverners. Being held high by his team is skipper Jim Doran. MBSP-200213-1988sport

Victory was sweet for Wyberton as they lifted the Standard Sunday Cup in style following their comprehensive win over rivals the Taverners.

The team got off to the best possible start when they forced a corner from their first attack and the ever-alert Ian Nimmo was on hand to nod the ball home from close range.

Wyberton had the best of the first-half, but Nimmo and man-of-the-match Steve Appleby failed to make the most of clear chances.

At the other end, Appleby had to show all his pace to make a goal-line clearance when an equaliser seemed certain for Taverners.

After the interval, it was Appleby who was in the action again when he scored after a quick break from defence and an unselfish play-back from Nimmo.

Taverners then enjoyed their best phase of the match but wasted two excellent chances – one in particular after an excellent run and cross from Colin Trestrail.

Wyberton decided to make the most of their good fortune and wrapped it up with a fine goal from skipper Jim Doran and a fourth from defender Nick Handson.

The final score was 4-0 to Wyberton.

Standard editor Geoff O’Neill handed Steve Appleby the man-of-the-match award for his tireless running, goal and clearing the ball off his own line.

l More than £1,500 was raised to benefit the deaf when 28 local teams took part in the annual Boston Lions Golf Tournament.

The money raised from entry fees and sponsorship was to be used to buy teletext adaptors which were used to transpose television subtitles on the screen. The adapters were designed to help deaf people enjoy more programmes.

The first device was donated after the tournament to Boston man David Clarke.

The competition, held at Boston Golf Club, was won by the Fossitt and Thorne team from Kirton.