Pathhead AFC put on tribute match for Eck Sneddon

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Pathhead AFC are to play a special one-off charity match this weekend to commemorate the life of former secretary and manager, Eck (Alexander) Sneddon, who passed away earlier this year after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Sneddon was a long-serving member of Pathhead Amateurs, overseeing the highs and lows of amateur football in 20 years at the club as a player, manager and secretary.

In his honour, current secretary Terry Welsh, as well as others, have organised a fundraising match where Pathhead Amateurs will take on a Pathhead Select side, with all proceeds going to the Marie Curie Foundation.

Welsh, who was also a player during Sneddon’s time at the club, revealed the idea for the occasion came about by a chance meeting.

“At Eck’s funeral a bunch of us met, a lot of old faces, and we decided then that we should do something. Ideally, we wanted to do something in May but the council prevented us using the pitch. So I’m happy we’ve eventually got things organised,” he said.

The game will take place on Saturday (kick-off 3.00pm) at Callander Park, Pathhead.

All donations are welcome. So far, more than £300 has been raised for Marie Curie and more is expected to be raised on the day.

“We’re targeting £500 but I think now we’ll comfortably pass that. We’re all looking forward to the occasion,” added Welsh.