Fagan tribute walk attracts former professionals

Alan Kennedy, Liverpool
Alan Kennedy, Liverpool

The Joe Fagan Tribute Walk, from Anfield to Nelson’s Victoria Park, has some well-known supporters on board.

The Blues plan to honour their former player -manager, who went on to spend 27 years at Anfield as reserve team coach, first team coach, assistant manager and then treble-winning manager.

The 63-mile walk, raising funds for a new Joe Fagan Stand at Little Wembley, will take place on December 12-13th, and joining at various stages will be former Reds midfielder, and now first team coach, Mike Marsh, fofrmer Liverpool and Preston striker Neil Mellor, ex-Bolton midfielder Tony Kelly, Accrington Stanley legend Paul Mullin and Paul Lodge, formerly with Everton and Wigan.

Further details are available at www.redwoodevents.net, including a fundraising dinner at the Maida in Blackburn on December 17th, with guest speaker, Liverpool - and Colne Dynamoes - legend Alan Kennedy.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Nelson drew 0-0 at Winsford against 1874 Northwich.

The Blues welcomed back Dan Mahoney from suspension, while Jake Lloyd and Gareth Peet replaced George Melling and Alex Porter.

A bumpy pitch wasn’t conducive to passing football, and neither keeper was stretched in the first half, although Northwich’s Matt Conkie brought down Peter Wright outside his area and was only booked, when he could easily have been sent off.

After the break, thehosts got on the front foot, with Matt Beadle denied by Ben Woodhead after breaking clear.

Matt Ward then drifted through but screwed his shot wide, but Nelson defended stoutly and held on for a deserved point.

The Blues are back in action on Saturday when West Didsbury and Chorlton visit Victoria Park, kick-off 3 p.m.