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Man Utd Game 1 2005

The dream finally came true for 30 ecstatic Football Aid players who graced Old Trafford for a 90-minute game of Football managed by Wilf McGuinness and Lee Martin as a playing legend. Friends and family on the stand were cheering loudly at the very close and thrilling match where the Away team ended as worthy winners in a very close game.

Final Score -

Home - 2 and Away - 3

Goals and Scorers -

1st Half -

0-1 No 10 Away Patrick Dunnion (Fantastic high shot over the keeper's head and just under the bar) 0-2 No 9 Away Jimmy Wall (Well taken side footed finish into the net after a great save from the keeper from no 7 Chen's shot)

2nd Half -

1-2 No 11 Home James Bastin (Great run and shot from 15 yards) 1-3 No Away Jimmy Wall (Very good low finish with his left foot) 2-3 No 4 Home John Blackburn (Confidently taken penalty)

Summary -

Very close match played in front of a highly appreciative and noisy crowd. The Away team were worthy winners in a very close game.

Man of the Match -

Nominated Men of the match by Martin and McGuinness were Sibby Khan for the Home team and Patrick Dunnion Away for an excellent performance on the pitch and a great contribution to the game.

Quotes from the day were:

“It was as memorable, fantastic and as well-organised as Anfield last year, I loved every minute. I was so pleased there was a DVD of the event available too; this was the only suggestion I made last year. A good job too, my brother’s camera work was rubbish to be polite. =) A great job, well done by you guys once again, I’ll definitely be looking to do this again sometime as long as my aching legs will carry me! (Si Mickle)”

“Thank you for a fantastic day at Old Trafford. It is something I will never forget and right now the pain in my Achilles is making sure I don't. The day was superbly organised. Next time I will hopefully not be so star struck by the whole experience. I don't think I spoke a word for at least an hour. I am very keen to do it again next year. Thanks again to all your colleagues on the day. (Paul)”

“I would like to thank everyone from Football Aid for making this possible. This was truly something very special for all the players involved; an unforgettable experience. I hope Football Aid continues for many years to come, as it really is a win-win situation for everybody. Thanks for a fantastic day! Keep up the good work! (Stephen Burns)”

Event Photography and Filming - Over 500 fantastic action photos of each match at Old Trafford are available from Matt Nuttall Photography, please visit his website for full order details –
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 -
A percentage of all these sales will go towards Football Aid’s chosen charities.