Coronation Street Vs Emmerdale – Charity Football Match

by Anna Howell

Today sees the long awaited charity football match between two of Briatains best loved Soaps.

Emmerdale take on Corronation Street this afternoon in Manchester in memory of Gavin Blythe, who worked on both shows, and who sadly passed away in November.

The even will take place at 1pm, and the confirmed line up is:

Team Coronation Street

Ryan Thomas (Jason Grimshaw)
Jack Shepherd (David Platt)
Graeme Hawley (John Stape)
Ben Price (Nick Tilsley)
Michael Le Vell (Kevin Webster)
Andrew Whyment (Kirk Sutherland)
Steven Arnold (Ashley Peacock)
Alan Halsall (Tyrone Dobbs)

Team Emmerdale

Danny Miller (Aaron Livesy )
Lyndon Ogbourne (Nathan Wylde)
Marc Silcock (Jackson Walsh)
James Sutton (Ryan Lamb)
James Hooton (Sam Dingle)
Tom Lister (Carl King)
Adam Thomas (Adam Barton)
Mark Charnock (Marlon Dingle)

Tickets for the event are available on the door, if you would like to go along and show your support tickets are £8 per Adult, £4 per Child and £20 Family (2 adults & 2 children). The match is taking place at:

Regional Sports Arena
Rowsley Street
Manchester, M11 3FF
(by the City of Manchester stadium)

All money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. If you cannot attend but would still like to donate please visit

It looks set to be a very good day, and the seating area is covered in case of rain. The players have been planning this for some time, with much banter and male testosterone flying over twitter, at one point Kelvin Fletcher predicted that he would receive a yellow card in fist 10 minutes after Ryan Thomas would be taken off injured, and later that same day also predicting he would get very drunk and strip.

So just to redcap on the match details:

Gavin Blyth Memorial Cup
1pm, Saturday 19th February
Regional Sports Arena
Rowsley Street
Manchester, M11 3FF
(by the City of Manchester stadium)

Tickets available at the gate
£8 Adult, £4 Child
£20 Family (2 adults & 2 children)

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