Vets celebrate treble success

A NUMBER of former Weedon Football Club players and Daventry Town Football Club’s present first-team coach helped a Northampton side, Wootton St George Veterans, win the treble.

Familiar faces of brothers Mark and Darren Jameson, Sean Usher, Matt Franklow, Bill Fountain – who are all Old Boys from the Weedon Sundays/Saturdays sides of years gone by – along with Jason Burnham the present Daventry Town coach, were all privileged to have ‘lived the dream’ to make it happen.

Even current Daventry Town Player, Tom Fountain, got in on the act by assisting his father Bill as a coach on cup final day and this was well-received and much-appreciated by Jason on the day.

These players have all played more than their part in beating the best in the county and beyond.

Player-manager Bill Fountain has now decided to keep a check on any young ‘over 35s’ turning out for his old club, Weedon FC, to see if he can ‘feed’ any more talent through into the Wootton St George Veterans’ Squad.

Not only have this Vets’ side just won the MKVL Cup, but they have also completed what is believed to be a first for veterans’ football teams in the Northamptonshire area by completing the treble.

They have also won the MKVL Division One Championship for the first time in their history and this was won in style with the Wootton Boys also having the highest goal difference (54) ever achieved in the top flight of their particular league since records have been maintained.

They also won the newer (in its second season) NFA Veterans’ Cup Final 1-0, played at Rushden and Higham FC ground, against a ‘very young’ Peterborough Itter Park Veterans’ outfit.

Wootton St George Vets are pictured celebrating after the Milton Keynes League Veterans’ League Cup Final success against rivals Harpole Veterans with 4-0 victory at Stony Stratford football ground.

The Wootton side were successful in their defence of this cup which they had also won last season.