Football friends rally for Martin

PUBLISHED: 14:09 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 11:26 11 June 2010

A charity football match took place over Christmas to raise funds for a Lyme Regis lifeboat crewman who broke his wrist in the line of duty. Martin Croad, a regular player for Uplyme 2000, sustained the injury on December 12, while rescuing a rower from s

A charity football match took place over Christmas to raise funds for a Lyme Regis lifeboat crewman who broke his wrist in the line of duty.Martin Croad, a regular player for Uplyme 2000, sustained the injury on December 12, while rescuing a rower from stormy seas off the Lyme Regis coast. Mr Croad managed to bring the distressed man aboard the RNLI lifeboat moments before the rowing boat was swamped by a huge wave and broke his wrist protecting the man from the sea.The match was played between Uplyme 2000 players at Venlake Meadow and post-match food was provided by club sponsor The Nag's Head. Chairman Gavin Fowler expressed his thanks to the players and The Nag's Head for supporting Martin and the match.

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