STARS of Coronation Street swapped the cobbles of Weatherfield for the pitch of Hyde United, when they took part in a charity football match against Tameside Radio.
The Corrie stars may have won the battle on the pitch, by nine goals to two. But the real winner of the night was Hyde United, because the match raised around £2000 for their club’s Save the Tigers Fund.
Labour Party members were among those making sure the match was fair; with Brian Wild acting as referee and Cllr Jim Fitzpatrick taking on the role of linesman.
Labour’s Stalybridge and Hyde candidate Jonathan Reynolds was among the Hyde United supporters and celebrity spotters cheering on the teams from the touchlines.
Following the match, he said: “Hyde United is an integral part of our community and it’s great to see so many people turning out to support them.
“Their future may have been seriously under threat just a few months ago, but the people of Hyde have really got behind them.
“I’m proud to support Hyde United and will continue to help them ensure their future is financially secure.”