The evening's MC was Club Captain Jake Ash, not only Superman on the pitch, but a more than capable Race Master. Sprinkled with anecdotes and stories, players talked about their best moments at Treyew Road. The Yetti told us of his disappointment at not scoring at Wembley but admitted the best goal for him was Broady's own strike at the Vase Final. Yetts also cherished his goal against Liskeard at St Blazey. Jake reminisced of his brilliant long range volley at Willand. Dan Williams was very pleased to get his second goal for the club and Cody was delighted with his brace at Sutton.
On to the evening itself, some staggering amounts were collected, given the relatively few die-hards in attendance. The auction of memorabilia raised £700, the highlights being £260 for a signed Vase Final shirt and the lowlights being £5.50 for a 1998 Man Utd shirt!
|Yetti and Colin Carter with Gozzy shirt, as warn at Wembley.|
The bucket collection around the ground raised an astonishing £600 whilst the Race itself raised £700. Generous donations of beer from St Austell Brewey and Skinners added to the pot. Indeed, all lager, cider and beer completely sold out. Several generous supporters made donations beyond the call of duty and the already publicised donation from Chelmsford City leaves one speechless and quite emotional.
In summary, I will admit there was a tear in my eye when I left the premises. I'm on holiday now for two weeks and I couldn't help but feel this was the last game I'll watch here today. I would like to return to find a White Knight and not a ginger one.
|New barman Snowy, manning the pumps yesterday.|