A selection of Lincoln City Legends will be on show at Sincil Bank this weekend, as they take on BHF FC in the third Peter Burr Memorial Cup game.
The game takes place this Saturday, May 7, with a 3pm kick-off, and offers supporters a great chance to see some legends in action, as well as raise money for a good cause. Last years event raised more than £3000, and this year it promises to be even bigger.
BHF FC were formed in 2017 after Gary Burr tragically lost his father, Peter, from a heart attack earlier that year. Gary started the team, and the game, to honour his Dad and raise money for the charity at the same time. The first two matches took place at Lincoln Moorlands Railway FC, raising more than £6,000. This year’s event moves to a pitch the legends are well used to, which is a huge step forward for the game.
There are many former Imps scheduled to appear, including Scott Kerr, Lee Thorpe, Lee Beevers, Danny Hone, Gavin Gordon, Terry Fleming, John Schofield, Lee Thorpe, Simon Yeo, Paul Mayo, and Jack Hobbs. They won’t be the only former Imps there; Colin Alcide, Phil Hubbard, Matt Carmichael, Dean Walling will be watching on, with plenty of others there as well.
“The last few games have been really competitive, and hopefully with a bit of luck and more fitness on our side we can take the victory,” Gary said. “Hopefully we can take the trophy this time. It is extra special as it is at Sincil Bank and a chance for fans to see players they have idolised over the years.
“The last two games raised around £6,000 and I am hoping we can maybe get over the £10,000 mark in front of a big crowd at Sincil Bank. It would be great to get over 1,000 fans and that will add to the atmosphere.”
Alongside the game, there will be CPR demonstrations by British Heart Foundation staff and volunteers, as well as a crossbar challenge, penalty competition, and a raffle. To help add to the spectacle, fans are encouraged to wear retro football shirts, showing their support of the players on show, and the eras in which they played.
“We will also be raising awareness for British Heart Foundation on the day with CPR sessions for fans. Fans can be anywhere when a heart attack happens and these are vital skills to have so you can help in that moment,” Gary added.
Tickets are now on sale for the match priced at £8 for adults and £2 for children (under 16) – you can purchase tickets online here.