Town on Tour 2015 - Report

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Nine intreped Warrington Supporters travelled to Belfast to watch the club in the annual Peace Cup fixture against Crewe United on August 1st. A reserve team was sent to play the fixture, played annually in memeory of the two victims of the Warrington bombing in 1993, Tim Parry and Jonathan Ball.

After flying into Belfast on Saturday morning, the group made a trip into central Belfast, before travelling back for the 6pm kick off near Lisburn. On Sunday morning, the group visited the town of Antrim, before flying back home in the evening.

The game itself was highly entertaining. Town took the lead in the opening minutes, forcing an own goal after three successive corners. Crewe, however, soon got in to the game and were 3-1 up at half time, although in truth both sides ould have scored many more goals in what was a very open encounter. Town came out with the momentum after half time, with Dylan Glass taking advantage of a mix up between the two Crewe centre halves to score. As the game turned slightly fiesty in the last 20 minutes the Yellows desperately searched for an equaliser, but to no avail. Crewe won 3-2, winning the Peace Cup for the first time ever. 

The Supporters Club presented a bottle of Cava to a man of the match from each side - Town scorer Dylan Glass and Crewe winger Matty Harkin were selected by the travelling party.

WTSC would like to thank our hosts, Crewe United FC and the Maldron Hotel at Belfast International Airport, for their kind hospitality over the weekend. They went beyond the call of duty and made all of us feel very welcome. We wish them all the best for their 2015/16 season and look forward to meeting you all again in Warrington in 2016, and hope we can assit you in your visit in any way we can.

Click here to see our video blog from that weekend