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BIG CROWD TURNS OUT FOR CELEBRITY GAME SUPPORTING ARCHIE'S ARMY AND THE NORTHAMPTON TOWN COMMUNITY TRUST

Successful afternoon of fundraising to support two fantastic causes

28 April 2019

More than 2,400 supporters were in attendance at the PTS Academy Stadium on Sunday afternoon as a host of celebrities took to the pitch to raise funds for Archie's Army and the Northampton Town Community Trust.

Love Island’s Sam Gowland put Team One ahead on 14 minutes before Dan Osborne levelled the score six minutes later. Eastenders star Aaron Sidwell then scored twice to put Team Two 3-1 ahead.

Cobblers Chairman Kelvin Thomas was tripped eight minutes before half time and after a VAR review (asking the crowd) Team Two did indeed have a penalty. The Cobblers Chairman picked himself up to score.

F2 Freestyler Jeremy Lynch then extended the lead to 5-1 just before the break.

Fellow F2 Freestyler Billy Wingrove pulled a goal back early in the second half, but Shayne Ward made the score 6-2 just after the hour with a close range finish.

Sam Gowland netted his second of the afternoon to reduce the deficit to 6-3, and it was soon 6-4 as Team One continued the fightback. However, a delightful cross from Kelvin Thomas allowed Ben Cohen to volley home and make it 7-4.

Dean Gaffney scored to make it 7-5, and with three minutes to play, Gowland completed his hat-trick. A last minute own goal then made the score 7-7.

Four minutes of added time followed without any further score, before Team Two won on a penalty shoot out, but the real winner was young Archie and his family.

The main purpose of the afternoon of course, was to raise money for two excellent causes, Archie's Army and the Northampton Town Community Trust and we would like to thank everyone who supported the game.

 


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