Friday 20th May went down as a historic date in the Football Aid history books for Spireites fans, as we hosted our first ever game at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium. An action packed game resulted in the Away side winning 2-9 on the evening against a strong Home side.
The 2nd of our two games at Celtic Park exhibited a great attacking performance by the Away side, which saw them come out on top 0-8 against a spirited Home side, under the watchful eye of Celtic Legends Danny McGrain and Joe Miller.
Scottish Champions Celtic FC hosted the 1st of our 2 annual games at the world famous Celtic Park stadium at 10am on Thursday 19th May and the Hoops players certainly served up an action packed encounter for those fans lucky enough to witness it, with the Away team winning 1-4 in the end.
Our 2nd game of the day, and last ever Football Aid game at the Boleyn Ground, was another emotional one for the fans involved and there were definitely a few tears shed at the end, as the Hammers fans said goodbye to the much loved ground that had been West Ham United’s home for 112 years.
The 1st of our 2 games at the Boleyn Ground promised to be an emotional occasion for all the Hammers fans involved as it gave them a unique opportunity to say goodbye to the famous Boleyn Ground one last time. The players certainly lived up to the occasion and served up a treat for the fans cheering them on in the stands.
A warm and sunny Carrow Road was the venue for our next Football Aid game, and it was certainly a real thrill for our players when they learned that Canaries Legends Grant Holt and Adam Drury would be gracing the hallowed turf alongside them! The match itself was a thriller right to the end and finished with the Away team just edging the win 4-5.
The magnificent 5 star rated Estádio José Alvalade, which has been the host of UEFA Cup finals and Euro 2004 games in recent years, was the perfect setting for a close-fought game between our two Sporting Clube de Portugal teams on the evening of Sat 14th May.
When a big event falls on Friday the 13th it would usually be seen as an unlucky omen….But that wasn’t the case for our Football Aid players as they got to Live the Dream in our 2nd Manchester City game of the season at the impressive Etihad Stadium! It was a great occasion for all involved, with the impressive Away team taking the honours on the night 2-9 in a high-paced goal filled game.
Our Manchester City games at the Etihad Stadium were spread over two nights this year and the 1st encounter took place at the recently expanded stadium on Thursday 12th May 2016. Game 1 provided plenty of entertainment for the watching fans in the stands and despite the efforts of a strong Home side ended in a comfortable 0-5 win for the impressive Away team.
There was an extra special atmosphere on Thu 12th May 2016, as our Leicester City players got the opportunity to step out onto the same award winning King Power turf that only 5 days before had been the setting for Leicester City FC to be crowned Premier League Champions!