In memory of Joe ...

Premiership footballer Jono Greening (2nd right) joins in the one minutes silence, and a balloon release before the  tribute match for  his brother Joe Greening, at George Pindar Community Sports College football pitch on Saturday, between two Star Inn teams. Picture by Andrew Higgins  112170k    28/05/11
Premiership footballer Jono Greening (2nd right) joins in the one minutes silence, and a balloon release before the tribute match for his brother Joe Greening, at George Pindar Community Sports College football pitch on Saturday, between two Star Inn teams. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112170k 28/05/11
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SCORES of people watched, cheered and played as they attended a charity football match in memory of popular player Joe Greening.

Star FC player Joe died in a car accident last August, aged 26. Yesterday a fundrasing day was held, featuring a charity football match, in aid of a trust fund set up to support Joe’s two-year-old son Sutton.

The event was organised by Joe’s former managers Nick Sheader and Brynn Kneeshaw

Joe’s mum Linda said: “I just want to thank Nick and Brynn for organising such an amazing day. I’d like to thank each and every person who turned up. There were all there for Joe and that meant such a lot to me; I felt the proudest mum on earth. It was unbelievable how many people were there, and everyone had a great time for Joe, and for Sutton.

“Sutton had a great day too, he was the star of the show and thoroughly enjoyed it all.”

Joe’s former team mates from Star played a specially created Star ‘Old Boys’ team for the match, at Pindar college.

Player and spectators then headed to The Star pub, Cayton, where there was a bouncy castle and barbeque, and a fundraising raffle. Entertainment ran in to the night from Joe’s favourite band Grand Urge, who played at his funeral.

Joe, who lived in Crossgrates, and grew up in Cayton.