Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Match Players to Stand Silent in Gary Tribute; First Team Game since Boy Died

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Match Players to Stand Silent in Gary Tribute; First Team Game since Boy Died

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Byline: By Chris Robinson

TEAM-MATES of a teenager killed in a hit-and-run will play a memorial football match in his honour tomorrow.

Gary Edgar, 16, died two weeks ago after being hit by a vehicle when he was crossing the A1 Western bypass in Gateshead.

Tomorrow, his team-mates at Blaydon Youth Club under-16s, who will make their first appearance on pitch since the tragedy, will wear black armbands as a mark of respect.

Gary, a pupil at Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School, Dunston, Gateshead, was a strong believer in organ donation.

His parents Alexander, 52, and Yvonne, 51, carried out his wishes after his death which in turn saved four lives as far away as Germany.

It is thought the couple, from Cromwell Avenue, Winlaton, will also be at the match.

Players from Gary's team and Ryton FC will also join together for a minute's silence before kick-off.

Coach Phil Little said it would be an emotional match, adding: "The lads wanted to get together and go ahead with the game. …

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