Rovers and Clarets legends battle it out on the golf course

Rovers and Clarets legends battle it out on the golf course

From left, Matt Jansen, Ken Beamish, Graham Oates, Derek Fazackerley, Simon Barker, Ian Miller, Ian Brennan, Chris Pearce, Mike Phelan and Duncan McKenzie

Chatting on the tee, David Mortimer, Mike Phelan, Stuart Inskip and Tony Lee.

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ROVERS and Clarets legends played out a score draw on the golf course in the name of charity.

Ex-players from both sides of the East Lancashire divide put old rivalries aside to come together in aid of a prostate cancer fund.


Organised by Veronica Simpson, secretary of the Burnley FC Former Players’ Association, the event is due to become an annual fixture on the calendar after the success of the inaugural match at Stonyhurst Park Golf Club.

Ms Simpson said: “When the scores were in from the charity golf day and verified, unbelievably they were identical so the trophy had to be shared.

“It was presented to former Burnley defender Ian Brennan and ex-Blackburn winger Ken Beamish and I must say a big thank you to all who took part.

“Approximately £3,000 was raised and it is to be an annual event,with next year already booked at Nelson Golf Club, and Clitheroe Golf Club has expressed an interest for 2016.”

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