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Martin Gittings Benefit Match

5 September 2021

A Paul Fairclough XI and Barry Fry’s Barnet will face off against each other in a benefit match for Stevenage Football Club record goal scorer Martin Gittings…

Taking place at The Lamex Stadium, a Benefit Match in aid of Martin Gittings has been announced for Sunday 5th September with a 2pm kick-off.

Gittings scored a record 217 goals for Stevenage Borough between his debut in 1981 and his final game in November 1994. The potent goal scorer also played for the likes of Hitchin Town, Hendon and Barnet during his playing career, with the latter agreed as suitable opponents for a benefit fixture given the two sides’ competitive history.

Sadly, earlier this year, Martin was diagnosed with the incurable and irremediable condition of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The condition is closely associated with Parkinson’s disease but with rapid deterioration of nerve cells in the brain.

Martin currently receives 24-hour care at home, and any money raised from the benefit match will be split between specialist care and an MSA charity.

Match tickets can now be purchased online at at the following prices:

  • West Stand Adult £10
  • West Stand Under 18s £5

Please note, Season Ticket Holder seats will not be reserved.

Confirmed players for the match to date include:

Paul Fairclough XI Barry Fry's Barnet

Richard Wilmot

Gary Phillips 

Mark Ducket

Andy Lomas 

Scott Cretton

Mark Carter 

Robin Trott

Gary Bull 

Mark Smith

Steve Mahoney 

James Dilnutt

Harry Willis 

Efe Sodje

Dave Regis 

Miguel Luque

Nicky Ironton 

Stuart Beevor

Hakan Hayrettin 

Adam Parker

Alan Cosby 

Neil Trebble

Derek Payne 

Mickey Nunn

Phil Gridelet 

Doug Pirie

Ian Ferguson 

Dave Noble

Dominic Naylor 

Alan Gittings

David Howells 

Tony Ward

Bill Bawdry 

Sam Gittings

Ivor Angel 

Gary Crawshaw

Glyn Ceaser 

Barry Hayles

Richard Nugent 

Darren Hay

Kevin Millet 

Shaun Marshall

Lois Lomas 

Dave Venables

Charlie Payne 


James Ferguson 


Ben Nugent


Trevor Parker


Sam Margerrison

For those wishing to donate but unable to attend the game, please email


Next up at The Lamex Stadium, Alex Revell's men take on Port Vale on Saturday 21st August at 3pm. Purchase your match tickets now from

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