By Brian Bennett
Ashington FC manager Ian Skinner – delighted with his sides 2-1 result over Pontefract Collieries at Woodhorn Lane on Saturday – has dedicated the win to the memory of the late Sir Bobby Charlton.
Skinner – a relative of the family – said afterwards: “Sir Bobby was a real humble and no fuss gentleman and wouldn’t have wanted us to wear red or to have a minute’s applause for him today but I thought it was right – and I’d also like to dedicate our victory to him.”
He continued: “For me, it’s a well done to Ashington Football Club and a thank you to them for asking supporters to wear red; to hold a minute’s applause and arrange a book of condolence. All of those were nice little touches and it was good to see the town turn out in his memory.”