Spurs Legends achieve goal for cancer charity cause

Spurs Legends match
Spurs Legends match
  • Hundreds turn out to see Tottenham Legends in action
  • Thousands of pounds raised for testicular cancer charity
  • Stars include World Cup winner Ricky Villa
  • Sitcom actor also puts on his boots for the cause
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A great crowd of about 840 spectators turned out to see a Tottenham Hotspur Legends team in action at Leighton Town’s ground.

Ex-players appearing in the match for testicular cancer charity Checkemlads included Mark Falco, Tony Galvin, Paul Miller, and John Lacy. Argentinian World Cup winner Ricky Villa surprised fans with a second half appearance, while Ralph Little (Anthony from BBC sitcom The Royal Family) joined the Spurs team.

Spurs Legends match

Spurs Legends match

Special guest, Terry Dyson, who was a member of the 1960-1961 double winning side, signed autographs all day.

An entertaining game end up 5-2 to Spurs with Paul McVeigh scoring all five Tottenham goals. Liam Fry scored the goals for The Boys from the Shelf team.

Event organiser, Darren Eckersley, was able to announce to Phil Morris (founder of Checkemlads) who was unable to attend the game due to currently under going chemotherapy, a huge sum of £3,900 to the charity.

The Checkemlads team, Ryan Farrington and Tom Art, attended the May 24 match to promote awareness of testicular cancer.

Spurs Legends match

Spurs Legends match

There was also a bouncy castle, face painting, barbecue and professional football freestyler Steve Gray up to his tricks.

Spurs Legends match

Spurs Legends match