Teams to play Carnival Cup

A NEW local football competition has been launched in support of Buxton Carnival.

Four teams, Blazing Rag, Bulls Head, Buxton Christians and Buxton Town, will go head to head in the Buxton Carnival Cup, which will take place at the Silverlands on Friday July 15 - the evening before carnival day.

The teams will be split into two semi-final ties, with the winners facing each other in the final. All the games will be of 45-minute duration. Gates open at 5.45pm ahead of the start of the first semi-final at 6.30pm. The trophy will be presented at around 9.15pm.

Money will be raised by each of the competing players putting £5 into the carnival fund. A bucket collection will also take place on the night, with all funds going to Buxton Carnival.

Entry to the Silverlands will be free, and all food and drink outlets at the ground will be open.