Hatfield man scoops Charity Shield tickets

PUBLISHED: 15:36 06 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:53 26 October 2009

HATFIELD man John Bowe will be off to Wembley this Sunday to cheer on his beloved Manchester United in the FA Community Shield. He bid £250 for the tickets offered for auction by the parents of 13-year-old Mat Blease, who died in February. Mat, also,

HATFIELD man John Bowe will be off to Wembley this Sunday to cheer on his beloved Manchester United in the FA Community Shield.

He bid £250 for the tickets offered for auction by the parents of 13-year-old Mat Blease, who died in February.

Mat, also, was a massive United fan.

Self-employed John, 55, said when he spotted the auction in the WHT he thought it was a great opportunity to watch the action.

"It's so hard to get tickets.

"I've not been to see them since Matt Busby was manager, and that was a Charity Shield match too, against Liverpool."

The dad-of-three grown-up children will be taking a friend with him to see the Premiership champions face FA Cup winners Portsmouth.

* Our picture shows Mat's parents Karen and Steve Blease, from Bakers Grove, WGC with winner John Bowe and his tickets.

The money will go to charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, in Mat's name.

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