Popular Bispham Hotel landlord Mick Divaney died suddenly two years ago at the age of 57 after contracting Legionella whilst on a break in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt with his wife Sue. Each year since then players with a connection to the popular Bispham pub get together to play a football match in his memory. The game was played this morning and Fyldesport were invited to attend. Here are a few pictures from the first half.
It was supposed to be the old uns versus the young uns but there were few under 35
Today's referee was Peter Lambe
We're away. A hidden venue at the back of the Squirrel Pub – not many lines and the mower is a stranger to it.
The cultured right boot of 'Stuart 'Braveheart' Todd
Newall 'Mooky' Barratt – James in the background never fails to find a game to join in on.
Tripped over a dandelion
A tight fit
Dave Connor – Bispham Hotel FC manager when they finished in their best ever position (13th in Division 2A)
Liner Helen Lambe stalking forward Les Hewitt from the long grass like a lioness – she kept catching him offside
Don't step off ex Fleetwood Car Centre Fc player Brian Rowlands or he'll cause you damage
Danced around three defenders and coolly finished
'It seemed a good idea at the time but that's enough of that nonsense'
The Reds pull one back to make it 2-1 with a great first time finish into the top corner.
Deadly striker Peter Jones – he won't be happy that I missed capturing his goal
Shouting at defenders but it was contoversially ruled out for offside
Hewitt (Half time fag in hand) still moaning about the offside decisions
'Just water for me'
On your feet
Afterwards it was back to the Pub for sandwiches and beer. Well done lads – a fitting tribute