UP AND OVER: Bicycle kick from Brendan Keevers scoring a goal during the Lismore Workers v Exmen charity football match at Richards Oval, Lismore at the weekend.
UP AND OVER: Bicycle kick from Brendan Keevers scoring a goal during the Lismore Workers v Exmen charity football match at Richards Oval, Lismore at the weekend. Nolan Verheij-Full

Sharkey memorial soccer game a fitting draw

IT WAS only fitting that the charity football game between Lismore Workers and a group of former players (Ex-Men) ended in a 5-all draw at Richards Oval, Lismore, on Saturday.

The game was played this year in honour of clubman Brian Sharkey, who died in July after a long illness.

His son Ben Sharkey was among the goal scorers for the Redmen.

Wayne Mortimer reminded everyone what he is capable of, scoring two goals and setting up another.

The Redmen trailed 4-2 before scoring three consecutive goals to take the lead.

Luke Pirlo scored right on full-time as the Ex-Men clawed back for a draw.

"It was a great day for the club and both sides sang the team song together after the game," Redmen coach Scott Collis said.

"It's great that so many former players still have a connection with the club and come back to be part of this.

"Brendan Keevers scored a spectacular goal from an overhead kick and it was a hard-fought game.

"We raised some good money again and all for a good cause." It was the third time the game had been played with proceeds going to the Cancer Council.



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