Maiden match in Alastair’s memory

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This Sunday (July 27) sees the staging of the inaugural Alastair Smith Memorial Shield match.

The game will be an annual event in recognition of Alastair’s untimely death in February, aged 44.

Alastair played for several local sides including Blazing Rag, Fairfield Venturers, and Bakers Arms.

He lived in Fairfield and worked at Federal Mogul at Chapel.

Consequently, the challenge match will be between a Federal Mogul XI and a past and present Fairfield XI.

The match will take place at Buxton FC’s ground, the Silverlands.

There will be a junior match kicking off at 1.30pm with the seniors starting at 2.15pm.

The two sides will be managed by two local stalwarts, with the Fairfield XI managed by Pete Machin and the opposition to be led by Kevin Gidman.

There will be a host of activities on the day, including a tombola, face painting and a disco after the presentation.

Admission on the day is free, with all invited players asked to donate £5 each to the British Heart Foundation, whilst supporters are also asked to contribute what they can.