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Reds legend presents Spanish cup to walking footballers

Posted onPosted on 24th Oct

Mansfield Senior Reds over-65s walking footballers won the Lorus Consulting Cup Espanola in Cambril, Spain.

There were teams taking part from Scotland, England and Italy.

The over-65s, led by captain Steve Birkin, won six and drew two of their matches over two days and did not concede a goal.

The club’s over-50s team, including four players aged in their late 60s and 70s, found it tougher. They came third in their group and went into the Lorus Consulting Placa Espanol, finishing runners-up.

The cup was presented to Senior Reds captain Steve Birkin by former Nottingham Forest legend John McGovern (pictured) at an evening hosted by Mansfield Senior Reds and Nottingham Forest Supporters Club at Mansfield Rugby Club.

The double European Cup winner spoke about his career, including playing under Brian Clough.