LOCAL FOOTBALL: Old Boys are triumphant

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FENWAY 3 RICHARD’S OLD BOYS 3 (Old Boys won 4-3 on penalties): YOUTH met experience in this competitive testimonial friendly to honour Richard (Foz) Thorald’s hard work in management for more than 14 years in the Spalding Sunday League.

The teams were the current Fenway FC side versus an Old Boys 11 (mainly players who Thorald has played alongside and managed in the last 15 years).

At an average age of 34 the OBs found themselves 2-0 down after 10 minutes but were only a goal down at half-time.

The OBs went 3-1 down but found a goal and a late leveller.

In the penalty shootout Fenway struck the crossbar and had one saved by the keeper and Old Boys won despite a miss from Thorald, who is now stepping down from Sunday football management.