FOOTBALL: Charity match raises more than £1,300 for Help for Heroes

Action from Help for Heroes charity match.

Action from Help for Heroes charity match.

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Help for Heroes Charity Match

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HMP Stocken Prison Staff 1

After a wet morning, the pitch passed an inspection for the eagerly anticipated Help for Heroes charity match at the Environcom Stadium. on Sunday.

HMP Stocken Staff started the game better and dominated in the first half with a number of chances to take the lead. They went in front towards the end of the first half, giving AFC Harrowby an uphill task to get back into the game.

Changes were made on both teams at half time and Harrowby soon got back into the game thanks to great work from Alex King and Hubert Chlopek to tee up Andy Marshall to level the scores.

Midway through the second half, AFC Harrowby took the lead with a 35-yard wonder goal from Kyle Withers which found its way into the top right corner of the HMP Stocken goal.

Play was wide open for the rest of the match with both teams having chances, in particularly Ben Broad who rounded AFC Harrowby keeper Andy Baines but could not finish.

Man of the match for AFC Harrowby was Stuart Parker and for HMP Stocken Staff it was Jordon Bibby

Supporters turned out despite poor morning conditions and everyone had a fantastic afternoon, and raised £1,313 for Help for Heroes.

James Aust and Andy Marshall helped put the event together. Andy said: “A massive thanks needs to be said for all the businesses who supported us with prizes for the raffle, Harrowby United for the ground, Peterborough United for supplying the HMP Stocken kit, Robson Brothwell and Karen Templeton who did a fantastic job on the day collecting money and selling raffle tickets, as well as Ben Broad whose idea it was for the game.”