Cup to be named in honour of Hartley man

NEW Hartley Juniors FC celebrated another successful season when ex-players returned to present the awards.

Presenting trophies were former defender Paul Stoneman, who went on to play almost 200 games for Halifax and Blackpool, and also ex-Hartley striker Steven Cuggy, now Blyth Spartans manager.

Other guests included ex-Hartley players who have went on to manage in the Northern League including Tom Wade, Peter Johnson and Andy Gowens.

Also present were Les Todd from the NFA, who presented Judith Maley an award for her husband John, who died in March after running the club for 53 years, and DFA secretary John Toppin, who announced that The Durham League Cup will now be named after John Maley.

Dan Bowlt (player of the year), Niall Younger (top scorer), Jack Stanley (young player) and Jack Donnison (players’ player) picked up individual awards.

Also presented were the NFA Junior Cup, the Sunderland Eye Infirmary Cup, The Lady Eden Cup and the Durham Summer Cup, as well as league and League Cup runners-up medals.

Meanwhile Cuggy invited Hartley midfielder Adam Foster to Blyth’s first training session in midweek and signed him on, and he now hopes to be involved in Saturdays friendly with Partick Thistle at Croft Park.

Hartley start training on Saturday, July 9, at 11am, at Hartley Welfare.

Old and new players welcome or contact Michael Maley on 07931 938427 or Michael Woods on 07527 048628