Goals Galore in the name of Charity
Gorleston narrowly lost out in an eleven-goal thriller but the real winner was the British Heart Foundation.
The sixth Anniversary of the Joanne Lockwood Memorial Match between Bungay & Gorleston took place on Sunday.
This event originated as a memorial to a young lady, Joanne Lockwood, who died suddenly at the age of 32, leaving a husband and young son Josh.
Due to her ties with Gorleston, and her husband's with Bungay, a football match has been held yearly between Bungay F.C. and Gorleston F.C. to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
Bungay went into the lead in the second minute and scored again in the 13th.
Gorleston pulled one back through a Mark Ingram penalty in the 15th minute but by half time The Greens were losing 5-1.
In the second half Gorleston came out fighting and a superb goal by Greens hero Robert Fleck set off a run of goals with Scott Butler scoring two and Ricci Butler one.
The game was level at 5-5 until the closing moments when Bungay scored the winner.
At times Gorleston had the look of a veterans side with Gary Skeggs, Carl Butler, Adrian Harris and Mark Ingram in the back four and Trevor Gladden in goal. Marty Hubble came on and Robert Fleck showed he hadnâ€™t lost his touch. Youngsters in the side included Scott & Ricci Butler, Luke Goreham & John Bell.
After the game a raffle and charity auction were held and it is hoped a good sum of money was raised for the British Heart Foundation.
Thanks go to everyone at Bungay who worked so hard to make this game a success and to all the players and supporters who did their bit for Joanne.