Help for Haiti Charity Match
wet Leyland’s Park was the venue for this charity fixture
in aid of Haiti disaster victims and in front of a crowd
of roughly 150 the Albion, led by first team manager
Gus Poyet, ran out 5-0 winners over a Burgess Hill Town
names (other than Poyet) included ex players George Parris,
John Keeley, Paul Watson, Charlie Oatway, Paul Rogers,
assistant manager Mauricio Tarricio and, er, club press
officer Paul Camillin.
To be honest,
we missed the first goal in the bar but we were told it
was scored by some bloke we've never heard of. Danny
Cullip was in the Albion dugout with Gary Hart – probably
not a combination of future football manages.
On a boggy
pitch, the Albion team had most of the pressure, with
Watson hitting the bar from range with a trademark curler
and Poyet blazing over from a few yards out in a miss
not unlike Glenn Murray’s at Brisbane Road the other week.
second half the Albion team proved too strong for the
hosts on an extremely boggy pitch, eventually adding a
further four to the tally. Paul Watson rolled back the
years with another Beckham-esque strike into the top
corner and Poyet showed his class with the fifth,
back heeling for Rogers to place into the bottom corner.
Special mention to the Hillians keeper by the way, he
had a blinder.
was it really. Poyet’s first touch and passing was still
a class above, and you couldn’t help but feel that Tarricio
and Watson wouldn’t look out of place in the current team
Oh – and
the WeareBrighton team didn’t win the raffle! Hopefully,
the rain didn’t prevent a heap of money being made for
a good cause.