Keith Lenton Memorial Invitation Charity Cup

Sponsored by Akis Fish Bar -  5, Victoria Road, Hartshill, Nuneaton, CV10 0LS

Keith Lenton Memorial Charity Cup

History - Keith Lenton 1947-2021

It was in September 1978 when he was Secretary of the Nuneaton Amateur League, that he took up refereeing, being persuaded to take a game, although not qualified at the time.

He completed the referees course in November later that year, passing out as a Class 3 official. It was not long before he reached the pinnacle , at the time in becoming a Class 1 Referee in February 1983.

Keith planned to only referee on Saturday games, but the NDSFL Referees Secretary, Max Rowley convinced him to join our Referees Panel, where he remained up to his untimely death. After his operation in August, Keith was planning to be back in the middle before Christmas , but sadly this was not to be.

The highlight of his Sunday League adventure, came in his fortieth season in 2017-2018 when he was appointed to referee the Nuneaton Challenge Cup, when Weddington Thistle FC took on Stockingford White Lion FC. In 2019 Keith with Ginny by his side was rewarded for 40 years service to the NDFSL when he picked up the converted "Chairman's" Award.

Keith was always there, offering guidance to his younger colleagues and always with a smile, nothing being to much trouble whatever the task, he will be sadly missed by all associated with NDSFL !

The FINAL will take place on Sunday May 8th 2022 at the Stockingford Pavilion - Kick Off is 3.00pm

AKIS Fish Bar, Hartshill, Nuneaton, CV10 0LS

Keith Lenton
Memorial Charity Cup

Attleborough Sports FC Res3 - 2Lamb & Flag FC Res 
C.J's Athletic FC0 - 10Red Lion (Sapcote) FC 
Haunchwood Sports FC Res0 - 0White Hart FC  (Home Win)
Attleboro Sports FC Res (Pens)2 - 2Griff & Coton  Manor FC Res
Phoenix Utd FC2 - 7Red Lion (Sapcote) FC
Red Lion (Barwell) FC2 - 1Conny Panthers FC 
Red Lion (Sapcote FC6 - 0Attleborough Sports FC Res
Haunchwood Sports FC Res1 - 2Red Lion (Barwell) FC

Keith Lenton Memorial Trophy - Final

Red Lion (Barwell) FC  0 - 6  Red Lion (Sapcote) FC
The final of the Keith Lenton Memorial Trophy went the way of Red Lion Sapcote as they took on Red  Lion Barwell in the battle of the Red Lions. Sapcote, from Division Three, raced into a 4-0 lead and eventually triumphed 6-0 with goals from Braydon York, Olly Walker, Tom Hall, George Dewis, Ben Harding, and Ethan Pegg.

Photographs courtesy of Chris Simpson - Speedway Photo's