Alderton’s annual charity football match ended Marrieds 2 : 1 Singles, marking a return to winning ways for the Marrieds. Player-of-the-Match Tom McCotter scored one with Steve Bowles converting a twelve pass move from one end to the other in possibly the best goal that the Marrieds have ever scored.
George Smith scored for the Singles but in a turn of fate mirroring England’s recent World Cup demise George also had a penalty to level it close to the end but super-Marrieds keeper Dan Carroll kept his effort out.
Both teams are either village residents or have close village connections. This year we had three female players. Katy playing in goal, Kelly featuring up front for the singles and Belinda in defence for the Marrieds.
It’s not just about the football though as over the years we’ve raised tens of thousands of pounds for local and national charities. This years total was a fantastic £2,284:
- £2,081 to Friends of Oak Hill School
- £203 to Alderton Acorns Pre-School and Toddler Group.
Great job everyone
Thanks as always to our players, supporters, volunteers, The Gardeners Arms and to the Greaves family who support us so generously each year.
Next year the charity is Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre
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