The great british summer didn’t dampen spirits at Bootham Crescent. Normally home to York City FC, this week saw a very special match take place with Langleys taking on Helmsley Group in a charity fundraiser that did not disappoint.
With the teams made up of Langleys and Helmsley’s colleagues, alongside players scouted from across York at Henton and Co, Alcuin Homes, Northminster, Stephensons and Ardent this was always going to be a local derby not to be missed.
It was a game of two halves, which saw a slow start from Langleys, conceding a goal in the first half. The half time team talk from Langleys Manager, Tim Cross, must have had some impact, with the crowd treated to a goal fest in the second half. Langleys dug deep and finally found the back of the net, scoring four goals. We won’t mention the dubious penalty, perhaps we needed VAR?
A late consolation goal for Helmsley Group wasn’t enough, and on the final whistle Langleys won the game 4-3. Special thanks to James Bradley, James Kilkenny, Mark Day and Ian Fowles from Team Langleys for leading the team to victory.
The biggest win came from raising a fantastic £350 for York based charity SASH, a charity that helps to prevent homelessness in young people. When young people have no place to go, SASH are there to help support and provide a safe and stable place to stay and to help them move forward and lead positive, independent lives.
SASH said: “Well done to all! You did it despite the rain. Our biggest thanks to all involved! Here's to preventing homelessness together!”
Thank you to everyone who put their boots on and braved the rain, and thank you to all our supporters for coming down and standing on the terraces.