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Charity game remembers late Sutton Rovers player Robbie Timmins

Members of the Sutton Rovers past and present team line up before the charity match in memory of Robbie Timmins.

Members of the Sutton Rovers past and present team line up before the charity match in memory of Robbie Timmins.

MUCH-loved former Sutton Rovers player Robbie Timmins was given a fitting tribute with a charity football match on Saturday.

The local man died in June aged just 31, and players past and present took part in the game.

Robbie’s first team, the Sutton Rovers U18s team of 1997 reformed to take on a Sutton Rovers past and present XI, winning 5-3 in front of a good crowd.

Robbie’s sisters, Rhea and Roxanne, took the kick-off.

The game was the culmination of the club’s annual gala day, which saw live music and entertainment at the playing fields and raised more than £200 for charities who help the families of suicide victims.

Mark Chambers, who managed the U18s to victory, said: “It was a fantastic day, and a fitting tribute to a well loved and popular man.

“We’d like to thank the families who came out, Nigel Hall who supplied the under 18s shirts, May Gurney for help with organisation, Formans of Theddlethorpe, Michelle Chapman the host and all who supported us.”

 

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