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Huddersfield soccer team aim for cup glory as tribute to two former players Gavin Greig and Matty Bermingham

Town Rangers pay tribute to Gavin Greig and Matty Bermingham

A Huddersfield soccer team are bidding for cup glory - as a poignant tribute to two of their former players.

Town Rangers have reached the semi-finals of the West Riding FA County Trophy and hope they can go on to win the competition.

If they do, it will be in tribute to Gavin Greig (watch the tribute at Huddersfield Town's game against Cardiff above) and Matty Bermingham, two players who have both died tragically in the last few weeks.

Manager Chris Dolan said: “Both were players of ours and we would love to dedicate a cup win to them”.

Huddersfield Town fans paid their own tribute to Gavin last month with a minute’s applause at the Cardiff game at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Gavin, 23, of Golcar, had a heart transplant when he was just nine years old.

But anti-rejection drugs caused the cancer which claimed his life in January.

Gavin Greig, former member of Town Rangers FC (left) and Matty Bermingham (r) former Town Rangers player pictured with Craig Roberts a current squad member

Gavin, a former Colne Valley High School student, had played in goal for Town Rangers.

Matty Bermingham, of Dalton, was also a keen Huddersfield Town fan and former Rangers player.

He was serving in the 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment but sadly died in Tenerife last month.

Mr Dolan, who is helped by Daniel Berry, said: “We are a Sunday football team based at Leeds Road playing fields.

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“The club is five years old, having been founded in 2011, and has been promoted three times already.

WATCH Cask FC hold a minute's silence for Gavin Greig below

“We play in the Heavy Woollen Sunday League which covers Cleckheaton, Mirfield, Gomersal, Heckmondwike, Dewsbury, but most of our players are Huddersfield lads.

“Ex Town player John McAliskey, Emley striker Kieran Ryan and Huddersfield YMCA’s Wayne Shooter are part of the team. We also have Dale Bain, Josh Scotthorne, Anthony Docherty and Niall Bent from Berry Brow.

“We are in the semi final of the county trophy against Beechwood FC from Leeds at the FA’s Woodlesford ground in Leeds on Friday, March 18, and we hope to reach the final to dedicate it to Gavin and Matty”.

The second semi-final features two other teams from Huddersfield, Walkers Hounds and Wellington FC.



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