Legend Motty gets shirty at Histon

YOU never know who you might bump into doing the non-league rounds.At Histon last week who else should be in hospitality with other guests, but Motty, John Motson.

Mike Bacon

YOU never know who you might bump into doing the non-league rounds.

At Histon last week who else should be in hospitality with other guests, but Motty, John Motson.

The legend that is Motty sat during the match making notes, while enjoying his night out.


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And he was presented with a Histon shirt from the club, presented to Motty by Archant Suffolk, Cambs & Herts MD Stuart McCreery.

Stuart is a keen Histon fan and both Archant Cambs & Herts and Histon have formed a strong bond over the last few seasons, with Archant producing an A3 glossy magazine at the beginning of this season to celebrate the club. And they are set to produce another at the end of this campaign.

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Coupled with Histon allowing a Green'Un banner to be placed at their ground in thanks for all the coverage the Green'Un has given the Stutes over the years, and all in all it was a good night.

The top echelons of non-league; And wow Gareth Baldwin and his team at the Glassworld Stadium know how to put on a good night.

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AS delighted as I was for Needham Market to get past Ipswich Town in the Suffolk Premier Cup semi-final, I felt a bit sorry for Town boss Jim Magilton.

It was Magilton remember who was behind the idea of Ipswich Town re-entering a team into the Premier Cup after the Portman Road club had snubbed the competition for many seasons.

It was Magilton who felt it a good exercise for his fringe players to pit their wits against some of the better local non-league stars.

And it has been Magilton who has travelled to the likes of Leiston, Lowestoft and Needham, to offer his support to his team and the competition.

So what a pity then the young Town players couldn't do the business for Jim last week, as Needham deservedly got through to the final with a Richard Butler goal.

I don't pretend to be at Portman Road often, so what the first team do I couldn't overly comment on. However us non-league fans have welcomed Jim and Ipswich Town's presence back in the Premier Cup.

Just a shame the performance of some of Town's young players at Needham probably heaped more pressure on a man who was:

1 Trying to give them a chance. 2 Supporting non-league.

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