A crowd of over 1,300 enjoyed the July sunshine to witness Liverpool Legends triumph 4-1 against their Manchester United counterparts in a game to mark Evesham United’s first anniversary at their Spiers & Hartwell Jubilee Stadium. A powerful Liverpool side packed with internationals were too strong for the former Red Devils, who themselves boasted an array of household names.
John Durnin fired the Merseysiders ahead on 11 minutes, before the lead was doubled five minutes into the second half, Durnin turning provider to set-up Don Hutchison who gave United keeper Fraser Digby no chance.
Auction winner James Jones, who was on the books of Evesham last season, got on the scoresheet twice on the 55th and 68th minutes to give Liverpool a commanding 4-0 lead. Deniol Graham then got on the end of Clayton Blackmore’s throughball to pull a goal back for United late on, but Liverpool finished the game on top with Walsh and Jones both going close to adding to their final tally.
Manchester United Legends Team:
Frazer Digby, Lee Martin, David May, Andy Ritchie, Sammy Mcllroy, Mike Duxbury, Clayton Blackmore, Russell Beardsmore, Frank Stapleton, Arthur Albiston, Deniol Graham, Alan McLoughlin, Bal Padda (Auction Winner), Matt Baxter (Auction Winner), Carl Partridge (Auction Winner)
Liverpool Legends Team:
Bob Bolder, Alan Kennedy, Jason McAteer, Mark Wright, Michael Thomas, Ronnie Whelan, Howard Gayle, Don Hutchison, Paul Walsh, John Durnin, John Wark, Jamie Evans (Auction Winner), James Jones (Auction Winner), Peter Carter (Auction Winner)
Referee: Mr D. Eaton (Tewkesbury)
More photos are available on the club photographers’ website http://www.stuartpurfield.co.uk/legends