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Chelsea Game 1 2005

Even though dark clouds were threatening from above there were wide smiles on the Football Aid participants faces who were about to enter Stamford Bridge for a 90 minute dream come true football match together with legends Clive Walker playing for the home team, Jason Cundy playing for the away team and managing and Gary Chivers manager for the home team.

A great match all round, played on a slightly heavy pitch in front of a sizable, banner sporting and very noisy crowd. The Away team were deserved winners but the Home team put up a great comeback in the 2nd half.

Final Score -

Home - 3 and Away - 6

Goals and Scorers -

1st Half -

0-1 No 3 Away Jason Cundy (Forced it over the line from a corner) 0-2 No 10 Away (Good finish) 0-3 No 11 Away (Fantastic long range shot in off the underside of the bar) 0-4 No 11 Away (Great lob over the advancing keeper) 1-4 No 14 Home (No description!)

2nd Half -

2-4 No 9 Home (Good finish low past keeper's right hand) 2-5 No 15 Away (Great header) 3-5 No 9 Home (Side footed finish from 10 yards) 3-6 No 15 Away (Finished well after running in on the goalkeeper)

Man of the Match

Nominated for their talent and eye for the game were No 5 Captain Robert Sharpe and No 1 Grant Alderman, who both received a signed ball from the legends.

Captain

No 5 Robert Sharpe and No 8 Mark Woods

Quotes from the day were:

“My family and I had a fantastic day. Meeting and playing with my old heroes was a brilliant experience. The organisation of the match was first class and I could not think of one idea that could have made the day better. I would hope to repeat the experience again. Many Thanks Bugsy”

“' Sign me up for next year' What an amazing day, excellent in every respect, thoroughly enjoyed, not just by myself and the other players, but by the whole family who came along to cheer. The football aid team were brilliant, and the pros; Clive, Jason and Gary really did there bit to make it a special occasion. I was lucky enough to score the opener for the away team, my personal dream now a reality. I understand that the money raised was around £50 k, what an achievement, give yourselves a big pat on the back. Regards Tony Davies Director “

“I would like to say thank you to you and all that had something to do with the match at Stamford Bridge on the 21st May. The day was out of this world and I could have never imagined it to be as good as it was. It was a dream come true for me and I suspect everyone that played. I hope that football aid continues in letting people live out their dreams. Many, many thanks George Panayiotou”

Event Photography and Filming - Over 500 fantastic action photos of each match at Stamford Bridge are available from Matt Nuttall Photography, please visit his website for full order details – www.mattnuttallphotography.co.uk
In addition there is a superb DVD of each game available, these include footage of the pre-match build up as well as full match action and can be ordered by contacting Shane Wilkinson on tel - 07976 509335, or by e-mail at - neishka@blueyonder.co.uk
A percentage of all these sales will go towards Football Aid’s chosen charities.