FOR the third year running, friends and family have had a kick-about in memory of a “football mad” man.

The annual match organised by friends Mark Stringer and Chris Furness was set up to remember their friend Richie Williams.

The bricklayer and former Sunday league player died suddenly from heart failure at the age of 51.

On Saturday at Queen Marys College, for the third year in a row, a team of Royal Oak Old Boys took on a side of Chris’s picking which was made up of Richie’s friends and family.

The two teams played out a 3-3 draw which meant Chris’s team held onto the memorial cup after winning 5-3 in 2018.

Spectators and players managed to raise more than £500 for the British Heart Foundation, which brings the running total to more than £1,000.