Second Mark Ovendale Memorial Cup match, in memory of late Wisbech Town and Luton goalkeeper, announced

PUBLISHED: 09:41 01 May 2015 | UPDATED: 09:41 01 May 2015

Mark Ovendale - Picture: Luton Town Football Club

Mark Ovendale - Picture: Luton Town Football Club

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The second Mark Ovendale Memorial Cup match, in memory of the former Wisbech Town goalkeeper whose life was cut short by cancer, will take place on May 30.

Mark Ovendale, who represented the Fenmen from 1991 to 1994 before making the successful step up to the Football League, died of cancer aged 37 in August 2011.

He represented Northampton Town, Barry Town, AFC Bournemouth and Luton Town, who paid £425,000 for his services in August 2000, and York City.

Mr Ovendale moved back into the non-league game with Tiverton Town and Newport County before a hip injury effectively ended his playing career in 2007.

The match, which starts at 2pm, is being played between Macmillan FC and Hatters Talk FC from Luton.

Funds raised will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support and SoLYD (Supporters of Luton Youth Development).

The Ovendale Cup, which has been sponsored by Double G clothing from Kings Lynn, will be presented by Janet and Tracey Ovendale.

Enoch Showunmi, former Luton Town player, will be returning to make a special appearance during the match.

The match is open to public and the more people that come down to watch the better.

There will be a raffle on the day with prizes available including Celtic tickets and an Amir Khan boxing glove.

The match will take place in Markyate, Luton, AL3 8PT.


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