Army FA 2-4 FA Legends
4pm, Saturday 18 May 2013
Madejski Stadium, Reading FC
Roy Hodgson and Chris Kamara both spoke to FATV after helping to raise money for two Armed Forces charities.
The England Manager and Sky Sports presenter were part of an FA ‘Legends’ set-up which twice came from behind to beat an Army FA team 4-2 at the Madejski Stadium, with the match proceeds going to the Royal British Legion and the Team Army Sports Foundation.
Hodgson said: “I’m pleased the day has gone well.
“As long as everyone has enjoyed it that’s the most important thing, and in particular, as long as our army friends have enjoyed it and thought it was a worthwhile exercise then we’re just happy to have played our part.”
Kamara added: “For The FA to do this, it’s absolutely brilliant.
“I’m involved myself with a number of charities and I know how difficult it is to keep spreading yourself around but it’s been a great day for the army boys and I just hope we raised a lot of money for them.”
Meanwhile, Army FA goalkeeper Daryll Evans added some perspective to the day.
He said: “I’m straight back to Afghanistan in a week and a half and it brings everything back home then.
“You miss the family for six months so things like this are a bonus.”
1 Luke Cairney, 2 Gerwyn Griffiths, 3 Rob Lonorgan, 4 James Poulter, 5 Gavin Greenfield, 8 Barry Riza (C), 9 Sam Agar, 10 Jay Bates, 11 Keith Emmelson, 19 Darren Clarke, 21 Ian Robinson.
Substitutes 13 Daryll Evans, 6 Andrew Cottam, 7 Glen Davidson, 14 Kriss Stephens, 15 Simon Bell, 16 Alexander Wright, 17 Jay Hubbard, 20 Tom Broadbent, 22 Dany Haley, 23 Roberto Cooper-Tomkins.
1 Tony Warner, 4 Matt Le Tissier, 7 Graeme Le Saux, 8 Gareth Southgate (C), 10 Paul Merson, 11 Darren Anderton, 15 Ugo Ehiogu, 18 Danny Mills, 20 Kevin Kilbane, 27 Tore Andre Flo, 30 Gary Neville.
Substitutes 17 Nigel Wiscombe, 2 Jan Age Fjortoft, 5 Chris Kamara, 12 Ben Shepherd, 13 Gaizka Mendieta, 14 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, 19 Graeme Murty, 28 Dietmar Hamann.