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Memorial football match for Mickey

By stephanie daley, Assistant Editor Tuesday 27th May 2014
Sam Pickering and Bill Roby

TWO pals have pit their wits against each other in a memorial football match in memory of a Hoyland Town Jaguars player who died earlier this year.

 

The game was to honour Micky Pearce, 43, a former Wombwell Main and Hoyland Town Jaguars player who died suddenly of a heart attack.


His former managers Sam Pickering, 65 and Bill Roby, 68, picked former teammates of Micky for the match at Wombwell Main on Sunday to raise money towards purchasing a defibrillator for the club.


Sam, of New Street, Hemingfield, said: "Micky was a top Wombwell lad who played for ten to 15 years for both clubs. He was an outstanding centre-half or full-back and if we were short he'd go in goal too.


"We will be placing a plaque in the club after and hanging two shirts up that will stay there forever."

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Posted by wayne wall I Tue 27th May 2014 at 12:07pm

Fitting Tribute to a great man

Posted by Angie Williams I Tue 20th Jan 2015 at 1:33pm

Only just heard this very sad news. I just remember Mickey for being a cheeky chap with a brilliant smile. Smashing tribute. Sending love to his family and friends. (lovely to see the picture of Mr Roby)