Healthy attendance for Sunday's game
On Sunday afternoon, Northampton Town staged a successful celebrity challenge match at Sixfields.
Stars from the world of TV, showbiz, music, entertainment and sport including Joe Calzaghe, Gethin Jones, Michael Vaughan, John Hartson, Adam Woodyatt, Lee Latchford-Evans, Robbie Savage and Darren Eadie graced the Sixfields turf to raise money for the William Hill Foundation.
A crowd of 2,309 were in attendance. Matt Lapinskas from Eastenders put the Sellebrity XI ahead, before Harry Judd from McFly levelled for the William Hill XI. James Phelps from the Harry Potter films put William Hill in front just before half time.
Matt Lapinskas levelled things up again early in the second half, the ball going in off both posts only for England’s Ashes winning captain of 2005 Michael Vaughan to restore William Hill’s lead. Vaughan showed some of the nimble footwork he surely learned from his stint on Strictly Come Dancing to get round two defenders inside the area before firing home.
Former professional footballer Kevin Cooper levelled from the penalty spot for Sellebrity before another spot kick was awarded at the other end when the impressive Ricky Whittle was tripped. England international Kelly Smith scored from 12 yards to win the game for the William Hill side.