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Keith Alexander was always keen to help town teams

Keith Alexander, (back row, second from the right) is well-remembered in town for his charitable nature.

Keith Alexander, (back row, second from the right) is well-remembered in town for his charitable nature.

FOLLOWING the tragic death of former Gingerbread player Keith Alexander last week, a reader sent in this photograph from 1988.

Alexander, then playing for Barnet, agreed to turn out for a charity match for the Gregory Arms annual charity day. The player helped raise some £700.

The day was affected by heavy rain but the match went ahead, finishing in a 3-3 draw. Other players to take part included Grantham’s Andy Ryder.

Keith also hit the Journal backpages in 2004 when he agreed to take his Lincoln City side to play Harrowby United in order to help put a few extra pounds in the coffers of the non-league side.

He was in charge of League Two side Macclesfield Town at the time of his death and made history as the first full-time black pro manager in the football league.

 
 
 

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