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Great Yarmouth Town managers set to walk over 50 miles to away game for charity

PUBLISHED: 06:47 29 September 2018

Great Yarmouth Town managers Adam Mason (left) and Martyn Sinclair will be walking to Stowmarket for the charity MIND Picture: Nick Butcher

Great Yarmouth Town managers Adam Mason (left) and Martyn Sinclair will be walking to Stowmarket for the charity MIND Picture: Nick Butcher

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Great Yarmouth Town joint managers Martyn Sinclair and Adam Mason have opted for an unusual method of transport to get to their match at Stowmarket on November 24 - their own two feet!

They will be walking the 55 miles to the game in Suffolk to raise money for mental health charity MIND.

Mason tweeted: “One in four people suffer from mental health issues in the UK so we are doing our bit to raise awareness of MIND, which helps anyone and everyone with any kind of mental health issues. No one should have to face a mental health problem on their own.

“As joint managers myself and Sinny are going to walk to the Stowmarket game. It’s estimated to take 16 hours.

“Your support and donations would be greatly appreciated.”

Go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/walk-to-an-away-game to get involved.

Meanwhile Great Yarmouth Town and Gorleston will both be looking to make home advantage count on Saturday in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

The Bloaters entertain bottom of the table Framlingham Town, who have only picked up one point in seven games so far, while the Greens entertain 11th placed Newmarket. Both games kick-off at 3pm.

Great Yarmouth will be looking to put Tuesday’s home defeat against Norwich United behind them after winning their previous two games.

Speaking after last Friday’s 2-1 win at Walmer Road, a delighted Sinclair said: “To go to high-flying Kirkley was always going to be a tough task especially with Davis, Ager, Rose and Oliver all missing. But our lads dug in and rode their luck to secure a very hard-earned three points. A few decisions went against us but we battled like warriors and (keeper) Kingsley Barnes must be singled out for his heroic display.”

After Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Norwich United, Mason concluded: “It was a strange game really because I never felt we were in control, but we probably created the four best chances in the match. We’re disappointed to lose our momentum but we must pick things up again and Saturday’s game is an important one for us.”

Other Great Yarmouth sport

08:58

The Bloaters suffered an agonising last-minute defeat at Ely City after finding themselves two goals up early in the second half.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Acle United Women moved to the top of the ERWFL Premier Division after a 1-0 victory at Haringey Borough.

Martyn Sinclair and Adam Mason didn’t have a win to cheer them after their 50 mile charity walk despite a brave show from the young Bloaters.

Friday, November 30, 2018

An injury-time penalty condemned Gorleston to their third defeat in a row.

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