I am a bit late putting this on but as it was such a fantastic day I didn’t want you all to miss out.
The Leicester Legends came to Market Harborough on 16th August to play a charity match against the local Harborough Town Veterans. The charities chosen both had a local connection, LOROS who offer amazing respite care to cancer and seriously ill people in Leicestershire and surrounding areas and The Anthony Nolan Trust who helped local Harborough girl Eva Winston-Hart to recover from leukaemia when she was just 3 years old.
The team line ups were impressive to say the least with many of the well know Leicester Foxes stars from days gone by in there full glory again on the pitch and off.
The team line up was:
Paul Robbins, Carl Muggleton, Ali Mauchlen, Gerry Taggart, Matt Elliot, Phil Gilchrist, Steve Walsh, Gary Mills, Paul Ramsey, Muzzy Izzit, Gary McAllister, Jason Peake, Dougie Keast, Dean Thomas, David Oldfield, Jimmy Quinn, Julian Joachim, Tony Thorpe, Lee Glover, Trevor Hebberd,
Tom Naughton (Manager)
Harborough Town put out a team of their finest with many years of experience between them.
With Harborough playing up hill and against the wind for the first half it was a great surprise for us all when Mick Carter fired one home to put us in the lead. Unfortunately it was all Leicester Legends from then on with the final score being 1 – 9.
Man of the match titles were given out for Leicester’s Phil Gilchrist and Harborough’s Mick Carter.
After the football was over there was a fantastic raffle, followed by an auction of signed footballs which raised even more money for the charities. Some £1800 was raised on the day a great event for great causes, well done to all concerned.
There was plenty of food and drink available to the 500 plus people who came along to support the event with 2 bars in the clubhouse as well as a gazebo selling soft drinks and cold bottled beer, and the Bar BQ was fabulous with an array of burgers and hotdogs to keep everyone happy.
Little Eva Winston-Hart was there with her mum Amy and big sister Mia to support the charities too. Eva scored the first goal of the day when running off with the match ball before the start showing great pace and kicking it in from a good 5 yards out.
This was a great event for both die hard fans as well as families to enjoy and I look forward to coming along again next year.