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FOOTBALL AID

Posted on 3 May 2006  - 12:00

The Lane hosted some familiar faces yesterday when some of our legends took to the famous pitch to play a match in support of Football Aid.

The Lane hosted some familiar faces yesterday when some of our legends took to the famous pitch to play a match in support of Football Aid.

John Scales and David Howells were back to play 90 minutes and John Pratt was on hand to offer coaching advice from the dugout.

Having bid on-line to play in one of two matches, the successful Spurs fans were treated to a tour of the stadium as well as having the opportunity to get changed in the dressing rooms before running out onto the pitch to the tune of Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur!

‘John, David and I have been lucky to have pulled on a Spurs jersey and run onto the pitch at the Lane in front of a full house, but today is the closest thing most fans can get and a rare chance to play here. The quality of the football was very high, we raised over £30,000 for charity and it was a terrific atmosphere. Well done to everyone involved.’ said John Pratt after the match.

John Scales led out a team to a 4-2 victory in the afternoon kick off while David Howells marshalled his team to a 2-1 win later that evening. Players in the second match were also greeted to former assistant manager John Pratt’s coaching tips from the bench.

The day raised over £33,000 that will be split between Football Aid’s charity, the Field of Dreams that will fund research into a cure for Diabetes and one of the Club’s official Charities, Kidscape.