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Henry Wilson stars for Real Stortford under-18 Lions in fitting tribute to dad Tony


By Michael Vaughton


Henry Wilson fittingly earned the man-of-the-match plaudits after Real Stortford under-18 Lions and opponents Wormley Rovers held a minute’s silence in memory of his father.

Tony Wilson, a huge supporter of Real Stortford since the club was founded, died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer.

Real Stortford under-18 Lions and Wormley Rovers hold a minute's silence for Tony Wilson
Real Stortford under-18 Lions and Wormley Rovers hold a minute's silence for Tony Wilson

His son was in fabulous form and laid on the first two goals in the 3-1 win, firstly creating the opener for Oscar Gray from the right before popping up on the left to see his cross nodded in by Dennis Earle. Wormley did pull one back, but the two-goal advantage was restored when Gray evaded some heavy challenges to tee up Earle for his second of the day.

Wilson twice went close to getting on the score sheet himself as the keeper kept out a good header and a firm shot.

Lions are second in Division One, keeping up the pressure on leaders Cheshunt.

Under-14 Falcons pushed high-flying Stevenage Borough all the way in their Divisional Cup semi-final.

Falcons, who had been beaten 5-0 by the same opponents a fortnight previously, played some great stuff, but Seb Smith’s goal was not enough for them to reach their first cup final.

There were also defeats for both under-15 sides.

Saracens went down 2-0 to Watton while injury-ravaged Lions, who held their own for the first 20 minutes, lost 4-0
to Chars.



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