Sean not seen at the match

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On Saturday, June 28, I wrote about a charity football match played at Fratton Park.

John Townsend got in touch about the game at Fratton Park played on May 9, 1960. It appears that Sean Connery did not arrive for the match after all.

A crowd of more than 14,000 saw the Southern All Stars win 8-2.

The referee Alf Bond only had one arm. He would have a problem today with the amount of players that get shown the yellow card.

Here is the actual turnout with goal scorers. Thanks John.

Southern All Stars: Drinkwater, Thompson, Ferrier (Reid H/T), Scoular, Flewin, Dickinson, Crawford (1), Pickett, Clarke (3), Phillips (2), Froggatt (2).

Showbiz XI: Pip Wedge, Roger Malone, Joe Bacuzzi (ex-Fulham), Peter Thompson, Jimmy Henney, Derek Heeley (Jackie Gordon H/T), Des O’Connor (1), Glen Mason, Dave King, Franklyn Boyd, Tony Dalli (1).

This also brings back a story of the former England manager Sir Alf Ramsey. He took the team to the premier of a James Bond film and on meeting Sean Connery he is alleged to have said: ‘Hello Seen, nice to meet you.’

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