Lashings of stars head to Bexhill

Steve Claridge celebrates scoring in his Portsmouth days
Steve Claridge celebrates scoring in his Portsmouth days

Some famous footballing names from the recent past are set to showcase their skills in Bexhill this evening (Thursday).

The Lashings All-Stars will be fielding a team of ex-professionals and celebrities against a Bexhill United Legends XI at The Polegrove.

A Bexhill United spokesman said: “Lashings have confirmed their team will be managed by former West Ham United and England player Tony Cottee and captained by ex-Arsenal ace Perry Groves. The team will also include ex-professionals like Kerry Dixon, Nigel Winterburn, Mark Wright, Clayton Blackmore, Neil Webb, David Howells and Steve Claridge.”

One-time Tottenham/Liverpool and Celebrity Big Brother star Neil “Razor” Ruddock will captain the Bexhill side. There will be an opportunity for supporters to meet the ex-professionals for autographs and pictures.

Gates will open at 5pm and the game will kick-off an hour later. Admission is £5 for adults and £2 for under-16s. Afterwards there will be a celebrity dinner and auction in a luxury marquee compered by comedian Scott Charlton.