12:00pm Thursday 20th May 2004
THERE were happy faces all around when Chippenham Town Supporters' Club held their annual friendly match with the Chippenham Gateway Club last Thursday.
The Gateway side was a mix of the club members with some well-known faces from local football.
Former Chippenham Town players Charlie Griffin, Gareth Davies, Wayne Thorne and Lea Burns returned to the Hardenhuish pitch alongside current star James Constable.
Also playing were Corsham Town boss Colin Bush, Wiltshire U18s manager Mel Gingell, Paulton Rovers hot-shot Matty Bown and Chippenham Town physio Paul Watts.
George Alty led the team of Chippenham Town supporters and friends and they held out well in the first half. But the Gateway Club upped the pace after the break to record a 7-4 win with Burns and Thorne among those on the scoresheet.
All the victorious Gateway Club members were presented with medals by Chippenham Town assistant-manager Ron Needham.
Match organiser and Chippenham Town supporter Simon Main said: "It was great to see the smiles on their faces. Special thanks goes to all the players and families for giving up their free time to help give the Gateway Club have a very special night.
"Thanks also to George Alty for taking all the stick and putting the CTFC fans team together. Seeing the Gateway Club members receive their medals makes it all worth it."
The night also raised £110, which was donated to the Gateway Club.
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