Fleetwood Town vs Blackpool Legends: An 8-goal extravaganza helps raise over £4700 for family of Michael Hart

A charity match between Fleetwood Town and Blackpool Legends turned into a goal fest on Saturday.

The two teams battled it out at Highbury Stadium in Fleetwood to raise money for the family of Michael Hart, who was murdered last December.

Highbury Stadium

Highbury Stadium

Over 700 people turned out to watch the match, which was a 4-4 draw at 90 minutes.

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A dramatic penalty shoot-out was the only way to decide between the sides.

In the end, it was the Blackpool Legends who were victorious from the penalty spot.

Michael Hart

Michael Hart

The family of Michael Hart was present to see the support from the local community.

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After the match, organisers held a charity auction and raffle, and ticket holders were able to celebrate Michael's memory in Jim's Sports Bar.

Mick Kerr, who helped organise the event in aid of the family, called it "a great day" and praised the Fleetwood Town staff for their professionalism.

Jim's Sports Bar

Jim's Sports Bar

"It really did go well," he said, "we raised more than £4700."