Justice for Matt match is a winner

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It’s a derby match with a difference with both teams sure to run out winners whatever the score.

The teams – one representing Wednesday and the other United – will fight it out at Hillsborough for a very worthy cause.

Both teams are made up of the family and friends of Matthew Cryer, aged 17, who was killed on the Greek holiday island of Zante.

Matt’s dad David said: “Matthew was a massive Wednesdayite but many of his friends were Blades. He would have loved to play on the hallowed turf . I would like to thank John Rutherford at Wednesday for allowing the game to take place.

“There should be several hundred people there to watch. It doesn’t matter who wins, everyone is coming along to support the campaign.”

The match – to win the Matthew Cryer Memorial Trophy – kicks off at 1pm on Monday, May 13.

Matt, who grew up in Frecheville and Killamarsh, died in Laganas in 2008.

An inquest was told he had been thrown down stairs by doormen and the coroner ruled he had been unlawfully killed. His family have campaigned since to bring his killers to justice.