Football: Charities are the winners as Rusthall draw with Arsenal
25th July 2019
ALMOST 500 supporters came to the Jockey Farm Stadium on Sunday July 21 to watch an Arsenal Charity XI take on the Rusthall Legends.
The Gunners side was made up of former players Ian Selley, Jimmy Carter and Omar Riza, and celebrity supporters.
The event raised funds for the Arsenal Foundation, Hospice in the Weald and Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex.
The fans witnessed an enjoyable spectacle, with some good football on show from both sides. Rusthall took the lead from the spot after Constable won a penalty and then converted it.
Arsenal struck back when Selley scored from close range and they took the lead when Joe Baker struck a superb volley into the top corner.
The hosts hit back late on when Lewis Howard forced the ball home from close range to equalise at 2-2.
The Rusthall Legends, pictured with junior mascots, are Alan Rogers, Mark Lester, Wayne Balmer, Paul Stevens, Phil Hassell, Paul Brazil, Robbie Brown, Ian Balmer, Phil Hawkins, Jamie McKenna, Lewis Howard, Colin Smithers, Dan Manktelow (physio), Stu Hunter, Stu Gray, Martin Millins, Dave Jackson, Jon Penny, Nick Coxon, James Larkin (not pictured, Andy Constable)