After heavy rainfall earlier in the evening, on what threatened to be a particularly wet night, there was a capacity crowd of mainly young people for the Annual Sixth Form Memorial Match.
Unfortunately, the Sackville v Imberhorne ‘Old Boys’ match had to be called off this year, to make way for bringing the Sixth Form game forward, as further rain threatened and also so that the pitch might not be too torn up in advance of the main match. However, it’s hoped that this very important part of the event will go ahead as before in future years.
Once again, The Imberhorne v Sackville 6th Formers treated us to 90 minutes of excellent football. The score when the full time whistle went was a 2-all draw – the scorers being Connor Class for Sackville and Nick Owens for Imberhorne – and so the game was decided on penalties.
A magnificent save by George Chapman of Sackville gave them the final result, 5 – 4.
The Town Mayor, Liz Bennett, attended for most of the match, had photos taken with both both teams and presented the Cup, Trophy and medals at the end. The Mayor said that she had been most impressed with the amount of Twitter activity and blogging by the young people of the town in advance of the event, clearly showing that this was now a well known Community Event. Speaking to both teams she said that they 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 annual memorial event in memory of his son Adam, John Dabell declared the event another huge success and said, “Let’s meet here next year and do it again!”
Voluntary contributions on the night, plus donations later handed and sent in, raised £400 for CRY.