The Inaugural Over 40 Legacy Cup Comes To An End
Gauteng-based Florida Albion FC became the first team to win the inaugural FN Rangers St Agnes Over 40 Legacy Cup when they beat a strong Rygersdal FC side 3-0 in the final. The plate section was won by hosts FN Rangers Over 40 A who beat Peninsula Police (SAPS) FC 1-0 in a hotly contested match.
The tournament, an initiative of FN Rangers St Agnes, was held over 2 days on the 25th and 26th of October 2014 at the Royal Road Sports Ground in Maitland.
Both days saw some exciting football being played, and although the pace of the matches were not what you would expect from any professional teams by any stretch of the imagination, the commitment and love of the game shown by players and spectators alike made it well worthwhile.
The competition took the standard format of a group stage with 4 groups of 4 teams each. the top 2 teams from each group advancing to the winners section. This was followed by a knock-out stage to determine the 4 semi-finalists.
The bottom 2 teams competed in the plate section to determine the plate section winners.
With a purse of R5 000 and bragging rights at stake, competition was fierce and the referees should be commended for keeping a handle on the sometimes heated encounters. Although many of the matches were physical affairs, they were all played in a good spirit, the teams setting a good example for all the youngsters out there.
The tournament was extremely well run as evidenced by the number of compliments organizers received from players and spectators alike. FN Rangers St Agnes and the Cape Town Tygerberg Football Association along with sponsors Rylurx IT and Y Sports should justifiably be proud of a job well done.
With the first tournament now done and dusted, the emphasis should be focused on making the next Over 40 Legacy Cup even bigger and better, and with the help of all the volunteers and officials that gave of their time to make the first tournament a success, that should be a piece of cake.