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A fantastic night for Football Aid

It was a game that raised thousands of pounds for the Community Trust and Football Aid's own charity, Field of Dreams

27 April 2019

Rovers and Football Aid have enjoyed a partnership stretching back to 2001, and on the evidence of this year's eight-goal thriller, the appetite for the charitable fundraiser at Ewood Park is as strong as ever.

The 2019 incarnation of the annual fixture went the way of the 'home' side, who triumphed 5-3 in a game that raised thousands of pounds for the Community Trust and Football Aid's own charity, Field of Dreams.

Ashley Mason was the night's goalscoring hero with a second half hat-trick for the away side, but it proved in vain as the home side had established a commanding 3-0 interval lead thanks to Les Hewitt, captain David Biggs and Andrew Kilmartin, before substitute Alex Smal's strike and a last minute second for Hewitt sealed victory after the break.

Both teams were boosted by the presence of two genuine legends - David Dunn and Kevin Gallacher - who lined up for the 'home' and 'away' sides respectively to continue their long-standing support of the Football Aid concept.

However, the new legends in the eyes of all those who will benefit from the game's proceeds are the two sets of players who placed their winning bids to take part in this annual fundraising fixture, with the Community Trust's share of the money being allocated to our ongoing bid to create chances for disabled supporters to represent the club at football festivals or one-off fixtures.

Our thanks to to Football Aid, their sponsors, the players, Rovers legends, the club staff and everyone else who gave up their time to make this event a great success once again.


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