Charity Football Match

Charity Football Match

Extracts from The Bramley 30 Years Ago August 6, 2020
Charity Football Match

ON MAY Day the Wheatsheaf Football Club played its annual Charlie Belcher Memorial match for the tenth time. This match is played in memory of Charlie Belcher, a Wheatsheaf player who died whilst goalkeeping for the Club 10 years ago.

Before the main 1991 Memorial game a fifteen minute each way match was played by past members of the Wheatsheaf United Club. Everyone enjoyed themselves but admitted to being a little stiff afterwards, only eased by liquid refreshment and sandwiches laid on at the Wheatsheaf Inn by hosts Larry and Di.

This game was followed by a keenly contested Charlie Belcher Memorial match between the Chairman’s XI (John Dennett) and a Wheatsheaf Utd. XI. The Chairman’s XI scraped home with a 2-1 Win, with Man of the Match Award being presented to Richard Merryweather for an outstanding midfield display with the Wheatsheaf XI.

Nearly 200 people enjoyed the two matches and £150 was raised for the Westgate Group.

First published June 1991