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Charity cup game sets new record

PUBLISHED: 11:31 23 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:52 06 July 2010

THE eighth annul Carlton Charity Cup match saw last years record of £1,275 broken as Carlton AFC and the Trowel and Hammer Veterans FC between them raise a record £1,426 for The James Paget Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

THE eighth annul Carlton Charity Cup match saw last years record of £1,275 broken as Carlton AFC and the Trowel and Hammer Veterans FC between them raise a record £1,426 for The James Paget Hospital Intensive Care Unit.

The football match itself was played at the end of last season at the Crown Meadow, which saw a good crowd come along cheering on the teams and supporting a good local cause. The game was a nail-biting encounter which somehow finished 0-0, both teams having enough chances to win the game, but both goalkeepers were in excellent form, meaning for the first time in the history of the competition a penalty shoot-out would be required to separate these evenly matched teams. The penalty shoot-out saw The 'mighty' Trowel and Hammer regain the Cup, winning 4-3 on penalties.

The charity cup was formed in 2002 by Ivan Baldry to raise money for the James Paget Intensive Care Unit, to date this yearly event has raised now well over £8,000 for the James Paget Hospital, all because of two local football teams, local people supporting us with generous donations and many local companies placing adverts in our match day programmes which is getting bigger and better each year.

Carlton AFC would like to thank Terry Lynes and Lowestoft Town for the use of their top facilities and pitch which makes the day a day to remember for many of the players.

Graham Pinkney of Basic Images for all his hard work making posters, raffle tickets and endless work with adverts in our match day programme.

Richardson's Printing for helping us all our printing needs.

Peter Daniels and staff at the Carlton PH, who provided us with great after the game food and evening entertainment by Tripple Threat to cap off a fantastic day.

And lastly again thanks to both teams and all the local people who got involved to make this year a record breaking one.

Work is already underway for next years charity cup match, and the date has been pencilled in, Sunday May 3, 2.30pm kick off at the Crown Meadow.

If you are interested in sponsoring this advert next year or can help in any way please contact event co-ordinator Carl Baldry through www.clubwebsite/carltonafc.com

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