Fans of Gloucester City and Kidderminster Harriers came together for a charity football match ahead of the two side’s clash at Whaddon Road on Saturday afternoon.
The match, played at Cheltenham Civil Service Club on Saturday morning, was in support of a group of around 50 Kidderminster fans who were walking from Kidderminster to Whaddon Road in aid of Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
The walk, in aid of Becky Giddins who lost her battle with cancer last year, has so far raised over £14,000, with over £300 of that being raised by City fans on Saturday.
Both sets of supporters played out a hotly contested affair on a blistering Spring morning, with the Gloucester City supporters racing into a 2-0 lead at half time.
Kidderminster supporters rallied in the second half and having pegged the Tigers fans back to 4-3 with not long left, it looked like a classic was on the cards.
However, with the Harriers fans understandably tiring, the City supporters team stormed into a 6-3 lead before conceding with the last kick of the game, as the match ended 6-4 to the Tigers fans.
Ian De Maria, lifelong Tigers fan who organised the game, said “It was a great occasion and to have raised a lot of money for a good cause makes us all proud to be a part of Gloucester City Football Club.
“The game was a great event as well and it was brilliant to see some fans from both clubs down there supporting the lads and even the gaffer Tim Harris.
“I can’t imagine any of us will be getting asked to pre-season training based on what Tim saw out there! But it was a nice bit of fun all the same and we take our hats off to all those who were part of the walk and of course the game.”
You can still donate to the Cheltenham Walk fundraising page, details here.