FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town triumph in annual pre-season memorial fixture

Tommy Chalk scored Horncastle Town's second goal on Friday night. Photo: John Aron
Tommy Chalk scored Horncastle Town's second goal on Friday night. Photo: John Aron
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Horncastle Town continued their pre-season friendly schedule with the John Rawdon Memorial Trophy match against Boston United U21 at The Wong on Friday night.

The annual game is played in memory of the former Horncastle Town and Boston United player John Rawdon.

Andrew Janney and John bush of Polypipe who sponsored the first team's new home kit and warm-up tops and shirts, pictured with skipper Chris Johnson and Steve Brown who are wearing the kit. Photo: John Aron

Andrew Janney and John bush of Polypipe who sponsored the first team's new home kit and warm-up tops and shirts, pictured with skipper Chris Johnson and Steve Brown who are wearing the kit. Photo: John Aron

Overwhelmingly supported as ever by friends, family and supporters from both clubs, the good sized crowd were rewarded with an entertaining game.

Horncastle’s new management team of Mickey Stones and Andrew Shinn were keen to get a good result against Boston’s talented, well-drilled and organised under-21s, and they were rewarded with a 3-1 victory.

Goals came from a Will Rawdon free kick, a second from a superb strike by Tommy Chalk, and Luke Blondel sealed the win with a tremendous chip.

The following day, Horncastle showed off their new sponsors for the coming season (see photo captions), including Shinn Developments who have sponsored first team match balls.

Dale Johnson with Travis Perkins' Neil Burns who supplied building materials for ground maintenance at the club. Photo: John Aron

Dale Johnson with Travis Perkins' Neil Burns who supplied building materials for ground maintenance at the club. Photo: John Aron

Sue and Simon Rawdon of Rawdon Tyres who sponsored the first team training equipment and match day bibs, pictured with Wongers coach Andrew Shinn and manager Mickey Stones. Photo: John Aron

Sue and Simon Rawdon of Rawdon Tyres who sponsored the first team training equipment and match day bibs, pictured with Wongers coach Andrew Shinn and manager Mickey Stones. Photo: John Aron

Paul Riddel of Paul Riddel Skips who sponsored the first team management match day/training kit, pictured with Horncastle Town manager Mickey Stones, and coaches Andrew Shinn, Steve Lovett and Nathan Rawdon. Photo: John Aron

Paul Riddel of Paul Riddel Skips who sponsored the first team management match day/training kit, pictured with Horncastle Town manager Mickey Stones, and coaches Andrew Shinn, Steve Lovett and Nathan Rawdon. Photo: John Aron