Cup final countdown for United

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On Saturday, May 10, Skegness United will play out their cup final encounter against Cleethorpes Town Reserves, with a 6pm Kick-off at Lincoln United’s Ashby Avenue ground.

Despite their disappointing league campaign, the United have the opportunity to continue their record of winning a trophy in every season since their re-formation in 2011, but it certainly won’t be easy.

Cleethorpes Town’s First XI st are celebrating promotion to the upper tier of the Northern Counties East League and with their season now over, there is the possibility of some of their championship winning team bolstering their Reserves for the Lincolnshire league’s showpiece event.

Manager Mark Hallam said: “Whatever side they put out, Cleethorpes Town are always very tough opposition. Both league games finished 3-0 to the home side so we know we will be very evenly matched and it will simply be a case of who wants it most on the day. We have great memories of winning our first trophy at Ashby Avenue in our debut season and the players are under no illusions that they will have to be at their best to have a chance of lifting the coveted trophy.”

New Chairman Jack McGuigan has called on the people of Skegness to try and make the short journey across to Lincoln on Saturday to get behind United.

United would like to congratulate Nick Chapman and his players at neighbours SkegnessTown for keeping the league trophy in Skegness, after they deservedly won the Lincolnshire League title.

On June 13, The Geoff Farrar Memorial Golf Day, will take place at Seacroft Golf Course, followed by a race night and auction at Churchills Sports & Wine bar.

To enter a team, the cost is £195, which includes a round of golf, bacon baps on arrival, free drinks and snacks at halfway house, a meal upon completion of the round of golf and free entry into the race night and auction at Churchills.

A full days entertainment is promised in tribute of Skegness United’s late chairman, Geoff Farrar.

With just over a month to go until the event, the club are approaching their maximum number of 20 teams, so to avoid disappointment please contact the club at info@skegnessunitedfc.co.uk for further details or send a message through the club’s Facebook or Twitter pages.

If you or your business would like to sponsor a tee in this event, the cost is just £50, which includes a banner of your design on an available tee, an advertisement in the programme, free tickets for two to the race night’ and Auction and free sponsorship of one of the horses.

Again, there are only a limited number of tee’s still available, so contact the club to avoid missing out.

If you would like to just attend the race night and auction at Churchills, which starts at 7.30pm, tickets cost £5, but include entry and food on what is always an incredibly enjoyable evening, said a club spokesman.

The club hope to see the people of Skegness get behind the club as they pay tribute to ‘one of Skegness’s true gentlemen’, Skegness United’s late chairman Geoff Farrar.

Part of the funds raised will be going to Prostate Cancer.