Moraira-Teulada Walking Football group continued their impressive Tournament record at the La Nucia Stadium, Benidorm, on Wednesday 10th October when they won the Sockatyes trophy.
Following a slow start in the early stages of the twenty-game tournament the team found their rhythm and, in the eight matches they played, reached the all-important finals which they won
The tournament attracted a total of five teams from Spain including Moraira U3A, Portobello, Playa Flamenca, La Nucia and San Miguel Strollers and three English teams with the Chesterton Crusaders and two teams from Manchester.
their way to the final match Moraira beat
Chesterton 2-1 with goals from Andy Alderton and Nic Connor followed by a
magnificent 7-0 win against Portobello with Andy Alderton netting 4 times with
Ian Moffatt, Darren Godden, and Gary Rogan all adding to the total score.
Two teams from Manchester City had travelled over 2000 miles in the search for glory, only to meet an in form Moraira team who won the semi-final 2-0 (Gary Rogan and Ian Moffatt) and triumphant in the final by the same score line with Andy Alderton adding two more to his tally.
A special mention for the Captain, Malcolm Legg, our touch line Coach, Dave Kelly and the Tournament’s top scorer, Andy Alderton. A further mention for Julie Malone, a Moraira supporter, who donned trainers for a La Nucia team who were a player short.
Other squad members; Alan Gibbs, Andy Done and Chris Dry.
Sockatyes sponsored yesterday’s tournament and the prestigious Sokatyes Cup is presented by the Sockatyes
company which produces a product which helps prevent cramps and muscle injury
in sport clothing. They are partners with the National Federation of State High
Schools and have an extensive programme in financing youth Sport and facilities
in Spain. They are also partnered Spain’s Primera División, commonly
known as La Liga.