Lucky Lewis is Gosport Borough’s Wembley mascot

Haverhill's Family Christmas Night (as pictured from last year) takes place on Friday, December 1. Picture by Andy Mayes.

Haverhill festive weekend has plenty for all of the family

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GOSPORT Borough FC fan Lewis Godwin is looking forward to what he hopes will be the best day of his life.

The 10-year-old has won a competition run by The News and will walk out on to the Wembley pitch with his favourite team on Sunday when they play Cambridge United in the FA Trophy final.

Lewis Godwin.'' ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (14792-588) PPP-140319-220908001

Lewis Godwin.'' ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (14792-588) PPP-140319-220908001

The pupil at St John’s Church of England School in Gosport entered the competition by answering ‘Who scored the three goals that got Gosport Borough into the FA Trophy final?’.

He was picked at random as the winner after correctly answering that it was Tim Sills who banged in the goals in the semi-final success over local rivals Hawks.

Now Lewis, who lives in Felix Road, Gosport, is feeling the excitement build up ahead of his trip to Wembley.

He said: ‘Going to Wembley has been the best thing to have happened to me and the club.

‘I have been once before to see Pompey play but I am still excited.

‘Walking out on the pitch will be the best thing.

‘I hope I get to walk beside Justin Bennett because he is my favourite player. I like him like Manchester United fans like Wayne Rooney.’

When Lewis entered the competition he didn’t think he had the chance of winning.

He added: ‘I thought loads of people would have entered so I didn’t think I would win.

‘But I am so happy I have and I’m really looking forward to the game.

‘I think they will win.’

Lewis will be going to the game with his dad Glen, friend Alex, and some of his dad’s friends.

Glen, aged 40, said he is also really excited for the game.

‘When we found out Borough had got to the final, we were definitely going to go,’ he said.

‘Then Lewis won the competition which was 
great.

‘When we received the email we waited until he was settled from school and we let him read it.

‘He was so excited because we had always played down the chances of him winning to not disappoint 
him.

‘But we are all going up there on a coach and it should be a great day out.’