Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Southwest Challenge Cup Results Final Weekend

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The Semi-Final line up was complete. Luton Town, Exeter City, Rushden and Diamonds and Grimsby Town. The Semi-Final results were:

Luton Town 3-2 Exeter City

Grimsby Town 4-1 Rushden and Diamonds

So the final was between Luton and Grimsby! Well no. Grimsby pulled out of the final nearly soon after qualifying for it after raising concerns about the behaviour of the Luton Town fans towards ex manager Mike Newell. It was a rubbish reason frankly and we all know Grimsby only pulled out because they did not want to play 5 games in 5 days. A poor piece of planning from the Grimsby Town board. So the final looked in doubt as all other teams had gone home until Belgian side RRFC Montegnée stepped in and took over the place from Grimsby.

FINAL: Luton Town 3-1 RRFC Montegnée

So Luton Town are the 2009 SW Challenge Cup winners, well done to them! It was a shame that the tournament ended the way it did, but the organisers could not do a lot about the weather and Grimsby Town’s pathetic behaviour when pulling out of the tournament. It was good to see different sides down here in North Devon and I hope a 2010 tournament is being organised in the future.

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