VIDEO: Memorial football match held for Sheffield train death boy, 17

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Hundreds of people gathered at a Sheffield park to watch a football match in memory of a 17-year-old killed when he was hit by a train.

Josh ‘Vagey’ Vaughan died after being struck by a train at Chapeltown railway station on Wednesday at about 9.15pm.

Friends of Josh Vaughan gather for a football match in his memory

Friends of Josh Vaughan gather for a football match in his memory

The Owls fan, of Ironstone Crescent, played for local side Chapeltown Juniors. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

The Juniors organised the Josh Vaughan Memorial Match at Ecclesfield Park, which will be played every year in future.

Manager Andy Hall said: “I was devastated when I found out. A lot of people knew Josh and we wanted to put together this special match.

“We had a cup game scheduled for today but we cancelled it as a mark of respect.”

Friend Jacob Guest, 17, said: “We’re raising money to get a plaque put on one of the benches in the park that we always used to sit on.

“We weren’t expecting this many but I’m glad to see so many come and support Josh.

“Josh was a legend. He never let people down, he always smiled. As soon as I heard what happened I was in tears.

“The manager of Chapeltown Juniors rang and said ‘can you organise another team to play against us’ so we rang up these players and got a game going.”