End’s in sight for Scott on his 92 ground challenge

SHINY Scott McLachlan with the Premier League trophy and the FA Community Shield at The City of Manchester Stadium, home of Manchester City
SHINY Scott McLachlan with the Premier League trophy and the FA Community Shield at The City of Manchester Stadium, home of Manchester City

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POMPEY fan Scott Mclachlan has walked between every stadium in the football league in an effort to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

The 44-year-old will return to Portsmouth on Sunday after visiting 92 clubs and clocking up more than 2,400 miles.

Scott set off on his journey in August last year and has managed to raise more than £6,000 for Prostate Cancer UK.

And tomorrow the former Pompey Supporters’ Trust spokesman will reach his final stop at the American Express Community Stadium, home of Brighton and Hove Albion FC.

He will wrap up his epic tour the following day with friends, family and other supporters as they walk from Bedhampton railway station to Fratton Park, via Eastern Road, Portsmouth.

The group will leave at 12.45pm and arrive at Pompey’s home ground before 3pm.

As previously reported in The News, Scott’s epic challenge began when he left Fratton Park and visited Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium.

He mostly slept in a tent as he made his journey.

Talking about his experiences during the Walk the 92 project, Scott, from Southsea, said: ‘I was treated very well at nearly every club.

‘At Manchester United Sir Bobby Charlton heard of my efforts and asked to meet me, and at rivals Manchester City I was allowed time with Premier League trophy.

‘Many other clubs gave me mementos or gifts to auction to raise funds. It’s been a long, tough seven months’ walking.

‘But I couldn’t have finished without the support from my organisers or the hundreds of people that have aided me in some way as I walked the 2,400 miles around the country.’

‘To finish at Fratton Park and be welcomed home is one of the thoughts that kept me going through some of the tougher stages.

‘It will be a relief to finally take off my rucksack and walking boots at the end of this truly humbling journey.’

After arriving at Fratton Park, Scott will enjoy a drink with friends at the Shepherds Crook, in Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea.

Donations can still be made to Prostate Cancer UK at justgiving.com/walkthe92

Alternatively text ‘wtnt92 £10’ to 70070.