There was a new name on the Melton Charity Cup as Syston Town consigned Barrow to the bridesmaids role once again last Wednesday.
But Town were not the only winners on the night with three charities set to cash in from the proceeds made from this year’s competition, the total of which topped £1,000.
A good crowd of proud parents turned out at Holwell Sports FC and saw a very entertaining game played in good spirit.
Syston raced into an early 2-0 lead, but were pegged back by Barrow just before half-time when a deflected shot looped over the keeper to halve the deficit.
The second half saw Barrow push hard for an equaliser amid a torrential downpour, but with 15 minutes left, a breakaway goal restored Syston’s two-goal buffer and looked to have made the game safe.
Yet with four minutes to go, Barrow did eventually find a way through and made it a very nervous finale for Syston, but they held out to take the victory and the cup.
The trophies to both teams and officials were presented by Melton Charity Cup committee member Mike Hale, after secretary Alan Digby had thanked both teams, match officials, Holwell Sports, and cup sponsors Graham and Linda Parker.
This year’s nominated charities – the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, Somerby-based Mount Group Riding for the Disabled, and Voluntary Action Melton’s Contact Scheme – are expected to receive about £350 each.