Charity match is a fitting tribute to Royston football champ

The team congregate at the match

The team congregate at the match - Credit: Archant

A charity football match was a fitting tribute to commemorate the life of a former Royston sporting champion.

Paull Webb tragically passed in October

Paull Webb tragically passed in October - Credit: Archant

The match between the ‘Mighty’ Heath Sports FC and Royston Town FC ‘Legends’ was arranged in the name of former player of both teams Paul Webb, who died in October.

Before kick-off, there was an emotional one minute applause for the gifted player.

Paul’s close friend Jason Mannion, who organised the event, said: “It was a great night where Paul’s friends and family came together to show how much Paul is loved, missed and will always be remembered.”

The game resulted in a hard fought 1-1 draw.

A total of £6,000 was raised on the night to go to the Team Webb charity.

Paul’s wife Jo Webb said: “It was overwhelming to see so many people turn out for Paul and our family. He raved about his football days and I understand why. Everyone was lovely and so generous.”