Legends team scores again

A host of footballing legends gathered on the pitch to support a homeless charity in Lancashire.

Friday, 25th May 2018, 12:48 pm
Updated Friday, 25th May 2018, 12:51 pm
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Ex-Manchester City players including Peter Barnes, Paul Dickov, Colin Hendry and Uwe Rosler, competed against a team made up of Progress Housing Group staff at the grounds of Lancashire Football Association, in Leyland.

The legends were no match for the Progress team, winning 2-0.

Fans were also able to have their photo taken with the FA Premier League trophy and the Carabao Cup which Man City had won earlier this month.

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The event raised more than £5,000 for Shelter, who supports people who are homeless or are living in inadequate housing.

Peter Barnes, who played for Manchester City from 1972 to 1979 and 1987/8, led the team onto the pitch and gave advice to young mascots.

David Chell, spokesman for Lancashire FA, said: “It was a fantastic event, with more than 700 people attending. We had face painting and balloons, which went down with the families. The crowd was fantastic and there was a great atmosphere.”

Jacqui De-Rose, group chief executive of Progress Housing Group, said: “We were really pleased to be involved in his event. Football is a good way to bring communities together.”

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The City Legends and mascots before the match in Leyland
Peter Barnes leads out the City Legends team at Thurston Road, Leyland