Tuesday 19th April 2005

Fleet stars return for testimonial

GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET have today revealed details on the testimonial for former manager Andy Ford, writes Stephen McCartney.

The match on Tuesday 10th May (7:45pm) will be between the Gravesend Ryman Premier League championship winning side of the 2001-02 campaign against the current Gravesend team, with a few ex-players thrown in.

Ticket prices will be £5 (adult) and £3 (under 14's)

The championship side will consist of Jamie Turner, Matt Lee, Justin Skinner, Elliot Martin, Nick Burton, Aaron Barnett, Lee Spiller, Danny Lye, Gavin Rose, Steve McKimm, Jimmy Jackson, Che Stadhart, Liam Hatch, Craig Wilkins, Paul Booth, Martin Allen (physio), Phil Handford (coach), Guy (kitman) and Andy Ford as manager.

The current Gravesend side will hopefully be aided by some popular former players such as Jimmy Bullard (now at Wigan Athletic) and Southend United's Mark Bentley, Chris Moore of Welling United, Adam Miller (QPR) and Lee Shearer to name but a few.

The bar at Stonebridge Road will be open and fans are welcomed to attend and speak to the players afterwards.