‘Mr Edgehill’ is remembered

Steve Coulson Memorial Football Match...'Teams line up before kick off.'113504a. Pic Kevin Allen.'29/08/11.
Steve Coulson Memorial Football Match...'Teams line up before kick off.'113504a. Pic Kevin Allen.'29/08/11.
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ALEC Coulson praised the efforts of past and present players of Edgehill Football Club who turned out in memory of his late father Steve - who was affectionately known as ‘Mr Edgehill’.

Former Edgehill manager Steve passed away in 2008, and he has been remembered at two memorial matches since, with club members turning out in their droves to pay their respects.

Steve Coulson Memorial Football Match...'Teams line up before kick off.'113504c. Pic Kevin Allen.'29/08/11.

Steve Coulson Memorial Football Match...'Teams line up before kick off.'113504c. Pic Kevin Allen.'29/08/11.

And this year’s game was no different as around 150 people turned up to watch a current Edgehill XI tackle a team of former players managed by Darren Calvert and Dave Wilcox.

The current side managed to pull away from their more senior opponents, collecting a 7-3 victory.

Alex Bowman, Luke Jenkinson and Lalan Flynn all scored two while Liam Cooper rounded off the scoring for Coulson’s men with the goal of the game.

Newlands Park manager Shaun Mancrief, Steve French and Dave Bowman all registered their names on the scoresheet for the former players side, but they were soundly beaten.

Steve Coulson Memorial Football Match...'Teams line up before kick off.'113504d. Pic Kevin Allen.'29/08/11.

Steve Coulson Memorial Football Match...'Teams line up before kick off.'113504d. Pic Kevin Allen.'29/08/11.

Alec Coulson was delighted at the turn-out. He said: “Dad would have been chuffed with the numbers that turned up.

“He’d have loved seeing all the old faces and talking about the good old times.

“We had a great day, the game was great and we had a good barbecue and raffle afterwards with a few drinks.

“I’d like to thank Babbsy White - who served at the barbecue all day, Robin Metcalfe - who was dj and to everyone who came out to the game too.”

Steve Coulson Memorial Football Match...'113504b. Pic Kevin Allen.'29/08/11.

Steve Coulson Memorial Football Match...'113504b. Pic Kevin Allen.'29/08/11.