Ollie Morgan Memorial Match

By Observer Reporter in Football

The annual soccer match in memory of Ollie Morgan, who played locally for Tenby and Carew, took place last weekend at the Bridge Meadow Stadium.

Ollie was a promising centre half who unfortunately in 2007 passed away after a night out.

A squad of 14 ex-team mates and footballers of Ollie to represent the Ollie Morgan XI against Steve Batty’s Haverfordwest County Development Side.

This was the second time this event has run with the Development side, who won the last game on penalties after a 2-2 draw in 2014.

“Marking the 10 year anniversary of Ollie’s passing, we decided to run the event again with permission from his parents Richard and Sue,” said Jordan Aspinall event organiser.

“This year, with the legs not working like they used to, the older Ollie Morgan XI succumbed to a second successive defeat this time 4-2, however they matched the young Bluebirds up until the last 10 minutes,” he continued.

Goal scorers were Bradley Barrett, of Hakin United, with two for the Ollie Morgan XI; whilst Alfie Stottor, Charlie Davies and Kai Roberts (2), were on the scoresheet for the Haverfordwest development side.

“The event was a big success attended by family and friends to show their respects for a talented young footballer who was sadly taken from us too soon,” continued Jordan.

“I wish to thank Richard, Sue, Hannah and Harriet for allowing us to mark the memory of such a wonderful son, brother and friend.

“Also Haverfordwest County for the use of their facilities, Steve Batty and his team for agreeing to play in this fixture, Steve Megson (head physio) of Leeds United for arranging the signed jersey, and lastly all of my teammates and coaches who made a great effort to travel to be part of this fixture,” he added.

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