On what proved to be a particularly cold but dry night, there was a capacity crowd, of particularly young people, for the event. The Sackville v Imberhorne ‘Old Boys’ match kicked off the evening at 6.15 with some very energetic and skilful football.
After 20mins each way, the final score was 2-1 to Sackville Old Boys.
The main Imberhorne v Sackville 6th Form Match followed and, once again, these young people treated us to 90 minutes of excellent football.
The final score was 2-1 to Imberhorne. Tom Ray was the goal scorer for Sackville and the scorer of both Imberhorne goals was Harvey Weddell (who also scored one of the two winning goals in last year’s match).
The Town Mayor kindly attended for the entire 6th Form match, had photos taken with both both teams and presented the Cup and Trophy at the end. Both teams were presented with medals.
He said that both teams had, once again, shown admirable sporting skill and with the good humoured support from the large crowd of young people attending, clearly demonstrated to all that the majority of young people are a great credit to their local community.
In thanking once again EGTFC for their kind support of this memorial event, in memory of his son Adam, John Dabell declared the event a huge success and told the crowd, “Let’s meet here next year and do it again!”
I’m delighted to report that voluntary contributions on the night, plus donations later handed and sent in, raised £400 for the highly appropriate charity, CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young.