There's only one Rickie Lambert!

September 30 2019

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FOOTBALL fans who turned out to help raise more than £17,000 for charity were treated to a spectacular goal from a Bristol Rovers legend.
A crowd of 1,500 were at Mangotsfield United's Cossham Street ground on September 1 to see 23 ex-Rovers professionals take on a scratch fans' team in the Martin Belsten Memorial Match.
The professionals' class showed in the match, which they won 4-0, with the highlight a 45-yard goal from former England international Rickie Lambert, who lobbed the fans' keeper from close to the halfway line.
More importantly, the match raised a total of £17,138 for the British Heart Foundation.
It was the third annual game organised by fan Ash Belsten, from Kingswood, in memory of his grandad Martin, who took him to his first Rovers match. Martin died in 2016.
Among the list of former Rovers stars who turned out on the day were Barry Hayles, Steve Elliott, Richard Walker and Trevor Challis.
Ash said the highlight was Rickie Lambert's "45-yard screamer".
He said: "I’d like to thank everyone who came along for supporting us.
"In three years we have raised just under £35,000 for three great charities."