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Town players enjoy Monkmoor visit

19 October 2012

Players help to raise money for Christmas hamper drive

A really enjoyable night of pub sports was held at the Monkmoor Hotel in Shrewsbury earlier this week with captain Matt Richards and three of his team mates representing Shrewsbury Town.  
 
The event was arranged by Martin James, head of community development at Shrewsbury Town, and David Dean, the landlord of the Monkmoor Hotel, to help raise money for the food hampers which Dave traditionally provides for local elderly pensioners at Christmas. 
 
Skipper Richards was joined in the Town side taking on Monkmoor regulars by Jon Taylor, Marvin Morgan, Joe Jacobson, plus the experience of Martin James, for a night of darts, dominoes, bar skittles and pool. 
 
Monkmoor Hotel eventually ran out 18-12 winners overall.
 
Martin said: "Despite the home team having the advantage of experience and home support the STFC team put up an excellent fight, holding their own in pool and darts. However, the wily skills of the regulars meant dominoes and bar skittles were battles we found difficult to overcome.
"A special trophy - a gold painted Jermaine Grandison football boot courtesy of Ron Millar - was presented to the winning captain Dave Dean. 
 
"The STFC team wish to thank Dave, in particular, for his hospitality in providing a meal for the players and refreshments. 
 
"The fund raising evening produced a total of £420 towards food hampers which Dave traditionally provides at Christmas for local elderly pensioners. This is an example of true community spirit."
 
Captain Richards added: "It was for a good cause, raising money for hampers for Christmas, and the pub put on a great evening. It was nice to interact with everyone and we had a good time.
 
"It was good fun playing all those games but the most important thing is it was for a good cause."  
 
"There was a few there, which was nice, and we had a chat with everyone." 

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