Fairford Town hope for bumper crowd at Sunday's charity match
THE Fairford Town Vets will have their work cut out to contain the Swindon Town XI assembled for their charity match on Sunday at Cinder Lane (2pm kick-off).
Already confirmed for Swindon are Phil King, Paul Bodin, Jamie Pitman, Alan McLoughlin, David Duke, Jamie Vincent, Ian Woan, Andy Caton, Steve White, Paul Hunt and Cirencester Town boss Brian Hughes.
The match aims to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and entrance is by donation at the gate.
Up for grabs is the John Hathaway Memorial Trophy.
Hathaway, previously on the books at Wolves and Coventry and a former Fairford Town stalwart and coach at the Swindon Town School of Excellence, died from heart failure at the age of 40 in 2009. Fairford Town president Mike Tanner said: “We are hoping for a crowd of around 500 and expect to raise a good amount for a very worthy cause.
“The Fairford team will include John’s best friend Richard Hadgkiss, Mark Saunders, Steve Jones, Chris Evans and a number of other old-timers.”
The clubhouse at Cinder Lane will be open from 12noon, with refreshments and food available.
Cirencester Town boss Hughes was on the books at Swindon Town from 1978-1983.
He celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday and joked: “I have a wheelchair booked to make sure I get to the touchline for our match at Swindon Supermarine on Bank Holiday Monday.”