Charity game to take place in memory of Matt and Jacob

Jacob Schilt (left) and Matt Grimstone (right)

Jacob Schilt (left) and Matt Grimstone (right)

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A CHARITY football game will be held next month in memory of Matt Grimstone and Jacob Schilt.

The Worthing United players were killed in the Shoreham Airshow crash in August and a game will take place at Lyons Way on Sunday, November 8, between a Worthing United Select team and a Sussex County Nomads side.

It will be the first time in four years a charity game has been organised by Nomad Forum and event organiser Geoff Anscombe said: “We are hoping to set up a raffle, Brighton have agreed to donate the match ball from their game with Milton Keynes Dons and a penalty shoot-out and cross bar challenge are all scheduled.

“Obviously, after what happened at the Shoreham Airshow, I felt it was important to try to organise a charity game.

“These days are usually very fun occasions, with a number of current and former Sussex county players facing off against each other.”

Worthing United vice-chairman Mark Sanderson believes it will be a great occasion and said: “It’s great that Geoff has decided to set this charity game up.

“It will see a lot of former players joining together for the game and funds raised will go to a fund in Matt and Jacob’s memory.”

Players scheduled to play in the match include Gary Croft, Tobi Hutchinson, Reece Head, Jay Head, Dean Bradford Nigel Baker, Pete Heritage, Eamonn Searle, Mark Zydonik, Phil Churchill, Gareth Davies, Craig Stuart, Barry Pidgeon, Mark Bennett, John Suter, Steve Knight, Dominic Di Paola

and Ian Browne.

Admission on the day will be donation only, with the game kicking-off at 3.30pm.

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