readman eyes sessay revenge

LEADING THE WAY ... Cloughton's Jake Dudding
LEADING THE WAY ... Cloughton's Jake Dudding

FORMER Cloughton skipper and Chairman Alan Readman is hoping for a belated revenge mission when the side host Sessay in the Persimmon Village Cup North Yorkshire (North) area final tomorrow (1pm).

Readman was in the team that faced York Senior League side Sessay at the same stage of the cup 35 years ago when Sessay walked away with the victory.

REVENGE MISSION ... Alan Readman

REVENGE MISSION ... Alan Readman

Readman said: “It would be brilliant if the lads could get the win and get a bit of revenge at the same time.

“I remember that game well and we were a bit unlucky to lose out so I am wishing the current set of lads all the best for tomorrow and hope they come out on top.”

Cloughton booked their spot in the area final after beating Upper Wharfedale last weekend despite missing several key players.

But Cloughton skipper Jake Dudding will be boosted by the return of some top men tomorrow.

Readman added: “It was a great performance last weekend especially as we had to bring in five junior players just to make up a team but to then win was brilliant.

“I understand the likes of Mark Wells, Gary Pickup, Phil France and my nephew Mike Readman will all return to the side which is a massive boost.

“Young captain Jake Dudding has done a tremendous job and he deserves to get through to the national stages and I will be cheering the lads on all the way.”