Vintage Clarets to face Padiham FC “old timers” in charity clash

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The Vintage Clarets team is set to face a Padiham FC Old Timers side in a classic derby clash.

The old town rivalry will be re-ignited as former Burnley stars face a Storks dream team in the charity fixture this Sunday.

Clarets heroes of the past including Roger Eli, Ashley Hoskins and Graham Lancashire will be in the squad for the hotly-contested game.

Alan Smith, of Padiham FC, said: “The rivalry between the two goes all the way back to the 1880s when thousands of people turned up to watch them play.

“It is a great and historic local rivalry. It should be a good game. It is a bit of fun to round off Padiham Sports Week.”

Kicks off is at 3pm at the Arbories Memorial Sports Ground on Sunday with £3 for adults and £1 concessions. Proceeds will go to the Padiham Community Fund.