Charity Football match for Bobby Moore Fund

A team from the Brickmakers Arms in Ridgewood and the Wheatsheaf in Crowborough braved temperatures in the 80s to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund.

The Brickmakers Blaggers took on the Wheatsheaf Wanderers on the 3G pitch thanks to Freedom Leisure in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund to fight bowel cancer.

The teams lined up together at the beginning of the game.

Bobby Moore was just 51 years old when he died. Shortly after his death in 1993, Bobby’s widow Stephanie Moore MBE set up the Bobby Moore Fund in partnership with Cancer Research UK to fund pioneering bowel cancer research

Now in its 25th anniversary year, the fund continues to go from strength to strength. Since Bobby’s death, mortality rates for bowel cancer have fallen by more than 30%, but sadly it still kills 43 people in the UK every day, so the charity still have so much more to do

The game ended Brickmakers 8 – 7 Wheatsheaf. The Brickmakers raced into a 3-0 lead with only 20 mins on the clock but then Simon Monday hit a thunderous shot from 25 yards pulled The Wheatsheaf back into the game.

2 goals from Nathan Parmar saw the Brickmakers go in at halftime 5-1.

Brickmakers extended there lead 6-1. Then Wheatsheafs Micky Dorrill lept 6 foot into the air to head home & gave to his team 6-2.
70 mins gone & two quick goals 6-4.
75 mins Matt Adams makes it 7-4
87 mins The Wheatsheaf on a brilliant comeback 7-7
89 mins Tony Hale taps in the winner but Wheatsheaf complain he was offside but with the linesman hungover and no VAR, the goal stands.

£500 was raised for The Bobby Moore Fund.