Match preview: Full details of The Dave Keal Memorial Game, including kick-off time, team news and likely line-ups.
When does it kick-off?
Both Liverpool and Everton themed sides travel to the Carre’s Grammar for the much awaited Merseyside Derby recreation on Sunday, with kick-off set for 3.00PM.
What’s the background?
In May 2014, Ruskington U16’s played a charity match in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK, the game was a huge hit and a total of £2,468.00 was raised. Shortly after the game, Adam Keal, the home sides captain’s father, Dave sadly passed away. This year a group of friend’s have come together to celebrate the life of a great man in the format of a charity football match. Dave was a massive football fan supporting Liverpool all his life, this is why the two team’s will be in the colours of Liverpool and Everton Football Club. If you wish to donate please click on the link here.
What are the expected line-ups?
Liverpool XI (4-4-2):VINE, RUSSELL, ALLEN, GOY, PRIESTLEY, LANGLOIS, PHILLIPS, POINTON, MARR, KEAL (C), MAY
Subs: Gilbert (ST), Wiseman (RM)
Manager: Gavin Gordon
Everton XI (4-1-3-2): HERBAUT (C), HILL, KNIGHTS, JACKSON-SOUTTER, PORTER, BRIDGMAN, JARVIS, BUTLER, MARCH, PULLEN, CRABB
Subs: Lambert (RB)
Manager: Oscar Edwards
Is there any team news?
Nathan Phillips (Liverpool) is reported to have picked a slight knock in the week where as Sam Lambert (Everton) still has fitness concerns. Everton manager Neal Yarwood cannot make the match therefore, assistant Oscar Edwards has taken the vacant position.
Kit Sponsor: SHD COMPOSITES LTD
Medal Sponsor: Ken Rushby
Ball Sponsor: Andy Priestley Vermin Control Services
Kit Supplier: 3Q Sports
Kit Manufacturer: Joma
If you would like to donate please visit justgiving.com/DaveKealFootballMatch. Match programmes will be available to purchase on the day for £2.
FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THREE MATCH BALLS ENTER THE RAFFLE TOMORROW AT CARRE’S GRAMMAR FOOTBALL PITCH.