Crookham Rovers vs Crookham Rovers


Forget about Joshua v Klitschko at Wembley, forget about Selby v Higgins at the Crucible - the big clash of the weekend was in Crondall and featured Crookham Rovers U17 Youth v Crookham Rovers Veterans in a charity game to raise money for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

It was a highly competitive game played in front of a large crowd of friends and family who were entertained by an end-to-end game.

The Vets took an early lead but the exuberance of the Youth saw them draw level before taking a deserved half time lead.

In the second half, the Veterans had several chances to pull a goal back and even take the lead - but poor finishing let them down. Half-way through the half the Vets were awarded a penalty that was saved, with the keeper parrying the spot kick back towards the on-rushng attack, but they managed to shoot the rebound high and wide. 

The Youth had the energy to hold out and celebrated a 2-1 victory.

The two teams came together to play the fixture for Matt Evans, who has managed at Crookham Rovers for 13 years, and was in charge of both teams as they worked through the age groups.