Over 320 people attended Sundays Charity Football match at St George’s Park to raise funds for The Joe Ellis Trust. The players came out to fireworks and a minutes applause was was held to celebrate the life of Joe Ellis.
The IOW Police got off to a great start when a Matthew Tasker header put them in front on 6 minutes.
The match was then evenly contested but neither team could find the breakthrough with the first half ending 1-0 to the Police.
A flurry of substitutions took place at half time and The IOW NHS Trust came out the stronger side. The medics had two great chances when 1 on 1 with the Police keeper but managed to put one wide and one was blocked. On 67 minutes the NHS drew level with a header from Jamie Evans.
End to end play continued as both sides searched for a winner but at 90 minutes it looked like the match was going to a penalty shootout.
In injury time the Police managed one final break down the left and squared the ball across the penalty area where Stuart Ross was able to sidefoot past the keeper to snatch a late winner.
Full Time: IOW Police 2 IOW NHS Trust 1.
The Joe Ellis Trophy was presented to the IOW Police.
Man of the Match was also awarded to Paul Neill, captain of the Police team.
*****BREAKING NEWS***** – 03/05/17
All monies from Sunday’s charity football match has now been counted raising a grand total of £1245.33 for the JOE ELLIS TRUST.
The Joe Ellis Trust, Newport IW FC and all those who took part in the day’s event would like to thank all the people and local business who kindly donated their time, prizes and money towards this fantastic cause.