Steve Brinkman's Testimonial Match
It was pleasing to see a good turn out for Steve Brinkmans testimonial match at Dunstable F.C. It was was also good to see some of our old players, such as Nicky 'God' Evans, Kevin Millett, Bill Baldrey, Peter Brown, John Margerison, Andy Lomas, Eddie Stein and Glyn Greaser playing again.
Bill was well chuffed to know that ' Five - Bill Baldrey' is still often chanted around Underhill! He says the best days of his playing career were spent playing for Barnet and still has a soft spot for the Bees.
Tony Hadley, Gary Beadle (Paul - the doctor's brother in Eastenders) and Terry Marsh were amongst the celebrities who played. Peter Marinello, Steve Gatting, Steve Williams and John Radford appeared for the Arsenal team.
It was a very entertaining afternoon, with Steve's son George kicking-off the first of three half-hour matches, also coming on at the end of the last one to score a goal.
Steve was well liked locally and his many friends showed their commitment on an enjoyable afternoon. His wife Barbara and their children will have been very pleased at seeing such a crowd and we all went home with our own memories of 'Brinky'.