Fallen heroes honoured on guernseys

SCOTTSDALE'S senior players will be sporting one-off guernseys when they host George Town under lights at their annual Anzac Day football match.

Magpies president Murray Lade said that the players' guernseys were paid for by patron Bass Liberal MHA Peter Gutwein and would carry the names of the 90 Dorset residents who lost their lives during World War I.

``George Town suggested an Anzac Day match last year and the inaugural game was played there _ the venue will alternate between the two clubs' grounds,'' Mr Lade said.

``A lot of people from the North-East went to the war _ this is our way of acknowledging the sacrifice of those who didn't return.

``There will be a best-on-ground medal all grades of each side, with the Magpies senior best-on-ground medal honouring the memory of Phil Hall, a returned soldier and a member of the club's original 1948 NTFA team.''

The match was organised in conjunction with the Scottsdale RSL Sub-Branch, and president Bruce Scott will toss the coin at the start of the match, a 1915 penny.

Mr Lade said that the day's football would start with a reserves match at 1pm.

The under-19s will play at 3pm before a choir sings the National Anthem and a bugler plays the Last Post in the lead-up to the seniors  match.

Mr Lade said   the decision to schedule the under-19 match before the reserves  was to give the younger team a chance to play in front of a good crowd.

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