It was a record attendance (‘50’) at Stoke City FC when two teams from the EMC took on the challenge to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice.
The away team, captained by Rob Deeming and wearing blue, took the lead with what was to be their only goal of the match. But, a late first half goal from Ben Lawlor saw the home team, wearing red and white stripes and captained by Anthony Bates, go into the break level.
The second half started with another goal from man of the match Ben Lawlor, who missed his chance to score a hat-trick following a ‘dubious’ penalty kick, which he sent smashing into to crossbar. The ball was later found lodged in Row Z at the stadium.
Scott Appleby’s strike just before the final whistle put all doubts to bed and another goal for the home team saw the match end 4-1.
Rob Deeming said: “The event helped raise £2,150 for Acorns Children’s Hospice, which included £600 raised in a raffle. I’d like to thank everyone who support on the day and before, including Natalie Dawlish, Dave Briggs and my wife Jen Deeming.”
I’d like to thank everyone who support on the day and before, including Natalie Dawlish, Dave Briggs and my wife Jen Deeming.