On Sunday 6th October, Cure Leukaemia supporter Lloyd Powell held a charity football match and raised a fantastic £1750 for the charity. The game between Glascote Swifts and England Fans FC, the Official England fans team, took place at the brand new sporting complex and base of The Football Association at St Georges Park.
The game, preceded by the national anthem, saw a lively start from the England fans team with Wes Powell making two excellent saves. Glascote took the lead on 11 minutes through Mark Swann finishing a lovely team move. Seven minutes later Swann added a second, volleying in from a Craig Haywood centre. Diplomatic Cup (fans world cup) Holders England fans got one back on 31 minutes with a goal from Alex Greenlagh only for Dave Haywood to restore Glascote's two goal lead with a fine curling free kick before the break.
Glascote's man of the match Joe Obi danced round the England defence to score a fourth in the 46th minute and this was followed by a fifth from Chris Bryant for a Glascote side which saw Cure Leukaemia Patron, Warwickshire's Dougie Brown playing at right back.
A stunning volley from the edge of the area by England fans' Sam Ovenall reduced the arrears in the 67th minute but two more good finishes from Mark Swann in the 82nd and 86th minute enabled Glascote to bring the trophy back to Tamworth and inflicted the heaviest ever defeat on their illustrious opponents with a 7-2 win.
A raffle followed the game and some fantastic prizes, donated from The FA, Coventry City, Birmingham City and many more were won.
Everyone at Cure Leukaemia would like to thank those who supported the day and if you too would like to organise an event of your own, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 236 9202.
Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal 2017