Smiles for FC Team as Moss does Dad proud
Jumping for joy: Captain Gideon Moss celebrates during FC Team’s draw
There was an emotional and fitting tribute to the late Peter Moss as FC Team drew 2-2 with a Tottenham legends XI in an entertaining memorial game for the MSFL Premier Division side's former President.
A Tottenham team including Steve Sedgley, Andy Sinton and Justin Edinburgh all turned out but it was Peter's son, Gideon, who stole the show.
Andy Sheena's tenth minute strike put Mitch Young's men ahead only for Micky Southam to equalise.
Tottenham began to dominate but it was Gideon Moss, who grabbed the headlines by setting up childhood friend Young to round off a stunning counter-attack.
"It was fantastic a really good game played in a really good spirit," said Gideon.
"There were tackles flying around, and my old man liked a good tackle!
"I spent a lot more time off the ball than on the ball today. It's a great experience to take on guys you've seen on TV who have played in the Premiership.
Moss also said he'd treasure the goal he set up for Young: "That was one from the footballing gods because Mitch and I have been best mates since we were seven. For us to link up and score that goal, I'll remember that for the rest of my life."
Mickey Southam grabbed a late equaliser for Tottenham to ensure the spoils were shared.
"It was really special," said boss Young.
"We wanted to get a professional side and make it as big a spectacle as we could for Pete.
"All the boys did really well. Pete would have wanted us to have put our all in and worked really hard."
After the match, an auction was held for the mental health charity JAMI, for who Peter Moss had given much of his time to help and work with over the years, raising £1,500 to take the overall total to £6,500. Among the items for auction was an FC Team shirt signed by all of the squad as well as the Tottenham legends participating in the game. It went for £320 and fittingly was won by Peter Moss's sister, Judy.
FC Team first half: Gordon, Segal, Korn (Salmon), Kent, Moss, Curry, (Rones), Judah, Drage, Howson, Lassman, Sheena (Weyman).
Second half: Gordon, Newsome, Weiner, Silverman, Simon, Noti (Emmanuel), Ben-Atar, Blair (Sternberg), Moss, Young
Tottenham Legends XI :Garry Brooke, Justin Edinburgh, Clive Wilson, Mark Stimson, Andy Sinton (Trevor Wilkinson), Steve Sedgley, Tony Galvin, Glenn Southam, Warren Gravette, Micky Jarrett, Micky Southam.