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Hilton Place Kicking Cup

By Malcolm Stokoe

A new name on the trophy!

In the continuing chilly breeze ten hardy soles took part in the Annual HPKC. In the absence of the current holder (and record holder), Mark Anderson, there was a chance for any of the redoubtable entrants to prosper! Past winner, Dan Tucker, kicked off proceedings with a successful kick from in front of the posts (unfortunately for Dan that was to be his last success until the last round of kicks!). The standard this year was very creditable with a mixture of lads from a cross section of the Club taking part. It was neck and neck for most of the competition with two dark horses in particular, Dom Manfredi and Jason Jones, leading the way. The cannonball tactics of Mat Struthers and CJ Camplejohn had a slight hiccup on the way to leave them desperately trying to make up lost ground. In the end it all came down to a final round decider for Dom and Jason, who matched each other kick by kick. In fact, two extra rounds were needed to separate the pair. The last kick was successfully struck by Jason, who fell over in the process (the pitch has recovered from the impact, happily!). Congrats to all the participants and to the several helpers! Special congrats to Jason for a well deserved victory.

Updated 12:22 - 17 Apr 2019 by Malcolm Stokoe

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Awards Dinner A good night was had by all!!

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