RAF Marham FC vs Dale Gordon’s Legends Team
The weekend began with much hype and anticipation. RAF Marham had been asked to play in a football match against a team of ex professionals.
The opponents were none other than Dale Gordon’s’ Legends. A team made up of glittering stars of old that included such names as Darren Huckerby, Paul McVeigh, and Dale Gordon himself, a man who warranted a £750k transfer fee from West Ham United to Glasgow Rangers in the early nineties. The task was always going to be a giant one, but one the lads from RAF Marham were relishing none the less. The game was to be played at the recently revamped Fakenham Town stadium to help raise money for the Royal British Legion and kick start this years Poppy appeal.
The game started at a lightening pace, with the legends quickly settling into their passing game, shifting the ball quickly and with purpose. However, it was Marham that had the better chances early on. As the Legends settled in to the game they started to dominate moving and keeping the ball far better than their opposition, but the game still bore witness to some flashes of brilliance from RAF Marham. The game was played in good spirit and banter was aplenty only adding to the friendly atmosphere. The game eventually ended with the Legends running out 5-1 winners, with Pippard claiming Marham’s only goal from a penalty that was first saved but which he fired home from the rebound.
A massive thank you must go to the staff and team at Fakenham Town who were brilliant hosts and had the facilities to match. The day was a complete success and thoroughly enjoyed by players, coaches, officials and spectators alike.
RAF Marham FC is proud to have represented the Station and the RAF on such a wonderful and worthy occasion. We have been invited to make this a regular fixture on the Dale Gordon Legends calendar, which will be a fixture we all look forward to in the next few years and next time, maybe get that all important victory. A big thank you to everyone involved in the organisation and running of the day, without which this event could not have happened.
Written By: SAC Lonergan