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Charity match held for arson attack football club

A charity football match has been held for a west Belfast soccer club whose clubhouse was gutted by fire late last year.

Arsonists targeted the clubhouse of  IFA Championship 2 side Sport and Leisure Swifts on the Glen Road on Boxing Day last year.

The building, which was uninsured, was gutted in the blaze.

Today a charity football match between Cliftonville Legends and Irish League legends was held at Colin Valley FC  to raise funds to help restore the clubhouse.

Among those running out this afternoon was Ballymena manager Glen Ferguson, Cliftonville coach Gerard Lyttle along with Patrick McAllister and Ciaran Caldwell.

The game finished up 2 - 2 with Ballymena manager Ferguson scoring a free-kick from outside the box to level the score in the dying moments.

Sport and Leisure Swifts have also set up an online donation page to help their fund raising efforts:

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