AFP aiming for revenge in Charity Cup final

ONE team will be looking for a repeat whilst the other will be seeking revenge in the 124th Rotherham Charity Cup Final tonight.
Westville celebrate winning the Rotherham Charity Cup in 2016.Westville celebrate winning the Rotherham Charity Cup in 2016.
Westville celebrate winning the Rotherham Charity Cup in 2016.

Rotherham Sunday League giants AFP meet newly-crowned Mexborough Sunday champions Westville at the AESSEAL New York Stadium (7pm) in a repeat of the 2016 final.

On that occasion, Westville edged it 3-2 so would settle for the same whilst AFP, still battling with Joker for the Premier Division title, will be looking to avenge that defeat.

AFP have been the most successful side in recent times in the Charity Cup, winning it  on four occasions, the first of them in 2009 when they were known as Ring O'Bells AFP, a name they will revert to next season after moving back to their old headquarters at the Kimberworth Park pub.

For Westville, who followed up that 2016 success by retaining the magnificent trophy the following year, it will be the fifth of six finals this season.

 "We are hoping for a good final to round things off and it was an excellent game between these two sides three years ago," said Charity Cup secretary Chris Eyre.

"Once again we have had great support from the local footballing and we look to be on course to top last season's total of £4,200 which, of course, all goes to small, locally-based charities and organisations."

Before the game there will be a minute's silence in memory of Charity Cup chairman Steve Mosby, who died in April aged 61.

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