City of Liverpool Legends to face the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service in aid of the Owen McVeigh Foundation

The City of Liverpool Legends will line up on the pitch for the first time as they face an XI made up of the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.

It will be the first time that the Purps fans can catch the stars that featured in inaugural season in 2016, as well as watching their beloved side play for the first time since Boxing Day.

The match will see stars from their treble winning side feature, as the likes of defensive stalwart Allen Weston, penalty shoot-out hero Stephen Longrigg and talisman Daley Woods among those lining up in the clubs purple, led by Tom Spearitt who was assistant for two trophy-laden seasons.

Promotion via the play-off’s was accompanied by their triumphs in the Reusch Challenge Cup and Macron Cup.

Two seasons later, they dramatically won promotion to the Northern Premier League on the final day as Bootle’s 1-1 draw and their 2-0 away win at Irlam secured the league title.

Speaking to Off The Park, the Legends manager, Tom Spearitt, said: “We’re looking forward to it now.

“We had a training session on Monday and had about seven or eight of us who managed to make it and it was great, great just to catch up and reminisce about all the memories that we sort of had in that first season.

“It’s exciting, the lads are all keen to do it, I haven’t pushed anyone to do it they’ve all been willing to turn up and hopefully they do on Sunday.”

The game will kick-off at 4pm at the Purple Hub, formerly St George V, on the Longview Lane in Huyton.

City of Liverpool chairman, Paul Manning, is excited for the match and raising money for charity.

He said: “It should be a great day. We’re expecting a good crowd, I could sit and list every single one of them (the legends) everyone has a story that we could tell about how fantastic they’ve been for the club and we’re hoping for a good day and hoping to earn money McVeigh Foundation charity.”

All of the proceeds will go the Owen McVeigh Foundation, a charity which provides life changing memories for children & their families in Merseyside fighting.

It is free entry with parking available as a decent crowd is expected to watch the legends in action with a collection bucket and fundraising throughout the day.