Newton Aycliffe FC retained the Frank Swinburne Memorial Trophy in a close game at Moore Lane Park last Saturday against Northallerton. A second-half goal from returning central defender Mark Peck proved to be the difference between the two sides.
The game was preceded by a minute’s silence for the popular former committee man. It was wonderful to once again see several members of Frank’s family at the game and his widow Pauline presented the trophy to Aycliffe’s Dan Mitton & Jack Oliver after the final whistle.
For Aycliffe this was another important pre-season game ahead of their Northern League Division One campaign which gets under way on 8 August with a home game against Marske.
Preparations continue with home games against Whickham on Friday 24 July (7:30ko) and then Darlington RA on Tuesday 28 July (7:45ko). Admission for both games is adult £4, concessions £2.

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