The Robert Eaton Memorial Fund


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The annual Robert Eaton Memorial Fund Match

By brighton1973, Apr 25 2013 12:08PM

The annual Robert Eaton Memorial Fund (REMF) challenge match raised more than £4,000 – and ended in an Albion win.

Each year supporters of Brighton and their arch rival Crystal Palace face off at Lewes FC’s Dripping Pan ground to raise cash for the charity and last Friday a crowd of more than 300 people saw the Seagulls edge out the Eagles 1v0 in a tight and entertaining match.

The Brighton squad collected around £2,500 in pre match sponsorship and donations, while another £1,000 was added at the turnstiles.

Brighton once again had Peter Ward, Paul Rogers and Ricky Marlow in their ranks, while this season the visitors boasted Eddie McGoldrick and Simon Osborn in their starting eleven.

On the pitch a goal from man of the match and Albion kit man Chris Leppard was enough to settle matters, while guest appearances from Palace cheerleaders The Crystals and Selhurst mascot Pete the Eagle went down well with supporters.

Photographs from the night are available online at and the team from Holmesdale Radio broadcast live commentary on the night.

Anyone who could not make the match but would like to donate can still do so online at

REMF chairman Tony Langridge said, “This year’s match was a brilliant occasion and to raise such a great amount is amazing.

“Our thanks go to everyone who took part, donated, came along or helped in any way. Without your support the charity would not be the success it is today.”

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