Football match for Carl

Memorial football match in memory of Carl Parsons.
Memorial football match in memory of Carl Parsons.

THERE were emotional scenes at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium on Friday night as Wisbech man Carl Parsons, who died in a car crash two years ago tomorrow (Thursday), was remembered in a memorial football match.

Carl’s dad, John, said: “It was really emotional. At the end of the evening, to see how many people had put their hand in their pocket was absolutely brilliant.”

Memorial football match in memory of Carl Parsons.

Memorial football match in memory of Carl Parsons.

The match was to raise cash for Carl’s two children, Kian (5) and Aimee-Louise (2), and will go towards helping mum Louise bring them up.

The new team named after Carl – CP8 – took on the Martin Pettit Select 11 on Friday. It was a good match with CP8 emerging the winner.

The match raised £510 for the children, through ticket sales and subs paid by the team.

The match will become an annual event to continue to raise money for the children, an act that has touched Carl’s family.

CP8 have joined the Sunday King’s Lynn league and have high hopes for the season.

They played their first game against Chilvers – last year’s division winners – on Sunday and lost 3-2 but John pointed out that they only effectively had half a team as many players had played several matches that week.