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Lifeboatmen to play for Sailor

PUBLISHED: 16:34 21 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:27 03 July 2010

CAISTER FC has come to rescue, replacing Yarmouth Town at Saturday's Sailor Brown Memorial Trophy.

The Lifeboatmen will join Gorleston, Lowestoft Town, Kirkley and Blofield United to take part in the tournament at Emerald Park.

CAISTER FC has come to rescue, replacing Yarmouth Town at Saturday's Sailor Brown Memorial Trophy.

The Lifeboatmen will join Gorleston, Lowestoft Town, Kirkley and Blofield United to take part in the tournament at Emerald Park.

Yarmouth withdrew from the tournament in honour of the football legend earlier this month and will now be heading to Kent for a pre-season friendly with Ramsgate Town.

In an illustrious career Yarmouth born Mr Brown played for Charlton, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa.

He was given the nickname Sailor after being likened to Popeye, because of his muscular nautical gait.

Returning to his home town in 1949 he enjoyed a successful spell as Gorleston player manager in the 1950s.

Mr Brown died, aged 93, last December and a memorial service was held in Gorleston earlier this year.

The Green's have since renamed one of the stands at Emerald Park after Mr Brown.

Club committee member Ann Santon said: “We would like to thank Caister FC for stepping in at the last moment bringing a team along to take the place of Yarmouth.”

Entrance to the Sailor Brown Memorial Trophy day costs £2 for adults and £1 for OAPS and youngsters aged 12 to 16.

Children under 12 can enter for free if they are accompanied by an adult.

The tournament kicks off at 10am with the final at 4.15pm.


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