Fans to meet in festive fixture with Memorial Cup on the line…
By Matty Paddock - 07/12/2018
Posted 9 months ago
KHIST and Kidderminster Harriers are pleased to be able to confirm that the Steve Millington Memorial Cup will again be contested this Christmas.
The Trust donated the Cup to the football club in 2016, in memory of the late Steve Millington, a former KHIST Chairman, to celebrate the enormous contribution he made, not only to the mutual benefit of the Trust and KHFC, but also in assisting Hereford fans in their ongoing struggles a few years previously.
Steve sadly passed away in 2013 but, three years later, a pre-season friendly match was held at Aggborough between the two club’s first teams with the Cup up for grabs. The Harriers won that match 4-1.
Despite the best efforts of both clubs, scheduling conflicts in the last two years – not least with the Bulls and Harriers now being in the same division – have meant further matches have yet to take place. Now, however, fans of the two clubs are due, once again, to meet prior to the first team match on Boxing Day, when the Steve Millington Cup will once again be on the line.
Harriers Media Director, Matt Paddock, commented: “Steve is fondly remembered by everyone associated with the club and it has been a real disappointment that this match hasn’t been played over the last couple of years.
“We were contacted by KHIST with the suggestion of deciding the Cup in an annual supporters’ match, and I don’t think anyone would argue that it is a tremendous and fitting idea.”
Dave Pountney of KHIST added: “Steve’s contribution to the club and to the fan bases of both Harriers and Hereford will never be forgotten and it only seems right to try, once again, to make this match an annual event.
“We appreciate the scheduling issues experienced at first team level, but this seems a sensible and meaningful compromise that will mean a lot to supporters.”
The game will take place in Hereford, at Victoria Park, on Boxing Day (kicking off at 10.30am).
For further information, please contact Dave Pountney at KHIST.
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