A CRACKING AFTERNOON FULL OF WONDERFUL GUESTS TO BRING THE SEASON TO A CLOSE.
The sun came out, so did 250 supporters and a fantastic afternoon was had by all raising good money for a great Charity in Carlton’s final match of the season.
Some very special guests came along to support The Millers and World Game Changers including former Nottingham Forest captain Paul McKenna, former Forest striker Jason Lee, actor James Hooton (Sam Dingle) from Emmerdale, WBA Featherweight Champion of the World Leigh Wood , Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Jordan Smith , former Motherwell striker Mark Slythe, Radio Nottingham Presenter Arun Verma and brilliant local Dj Sanj Beri and not forgetting of course Carlton legends Grant Brindley, Domanic Thomas and Phil Bignall.
Club Chairman Mick Garton spent the afternoon hosting Carlton Town Tv and got some cracking interviews for the station including a big update for fans from Leigh wood on his possible next fight, which also went out on the live You Tube feed via Grassroot Tv, kindly sponsored by Dave Hodgson for the event.
There were Carlton Town send offs for three highly thought of players who are all sadly leaving the club and Arron Opoku, Toby Moore and Tyler Johal were given well deserved applause and recognition for their fine contributions to the club.
One Carlton Town man who equally caught the eye was Jason Simpkins who was voted man of the match by sponsors, Motors for you, he was simply outstanding in the Game Changers goal and deservedly received his bottle of Prosecco from Jordan Smith, a lovely moment indeed!
The top two prizes in the raffle were claimed by Ian Jameson and Andy Kay and other winners were Jonny Bower 0714 , Ian Rodwell 1483, Neal 0540 and Lee Ball 1067, the Easter Eggs at the back end of the draw were all claimed apart from the one won by Chris O Dowd which is behind the bar.
A massive Thankyou to all the match officials including top Referee and former Nottingham Forest player Vance Warner, to all the players and in particular to Darren Gee for stepping in at the last minute for Charlie McParland and of course all who donated , supported and got behind this now annual event.
There is plenty to see in the links below, but watch out in particular for Arron Apoku’s double penalty saves and Martin Ball’s Trevor Sinclair moment, proving indeed he sill has what it takes, but don’t worry, you will be hearing about it for weeks to come 😇