Many happy returns as Fortune hit 40

January 8, 2009

Forty years to the day since the club was formed, Temple Fortune played a commemorative tournament at Princes Park in North West London, the home of TFFC’s origins.

A four-a-side competition featured 17 players with the Old Boys A team winning the final 5-4 in a penalty shootout. The match against the Old Boys B team finished 1-1.

The contest was decided when Moroccan Yali Mamouri, the competition’s top-scorer with 11 goals, converted to leave keeper Lee Fegan to save Rob Benson’s spot-kick. A team skipper Fegan was presented with the Jack Kyte Challenge Cup.

The winning team was: Lee Fegan, Yali Mamouri, Andrew Souber and Gideon Wetrin.

Chairman Nigel Kyte said: “Without doubt, being back at Princes Park, where many an embryonic game was played on this very pitch in the mid-to late-sixties, was the only fitting way to celebrate this incredible milestone.

Last updated: 6:56pm, January 8 2009