Legends reunite for Roberts
Whole host of stars turn out at the County Ground
A whole host of Chelsea stars including Gianfranco Zola, Gus Poyet and former Town manager Dennis Wise turned out at the County Ground last night for the testimonial of Christian Roberts.
The Swindon winger was forced to retire earlier this season with a knee-injury - but no one could stop him making one last appearance in front of the fans, albeit from the sidelines.
Still on the ball:
Gianfranco Zola at Christian Roberts
testimonial at the County Ground
And what a cracking game it was.
The Chelsea legends eventually running out 3-2 winners against a Town XI featuring a mix of players from the past and present.
Zola himself showing hed lost none of his old magic by bagging a hattrick in front of a crowd of just over 3,000.
Roberts also delighted that the game helped raise money for Cancer Research, after his father died of the disease back in October just after he announced his retirement.
A touch of diving?:
former Town manager Dennis Wise at
Christian Roberts testimonial
Chelsea XI: Ed De Goey, Mark Worrall, David Lee, Ken Monkou, Graeme Le Saux, Dennis Wise, Kevin Keen, Clive Walker, Roberto Di Matteo, Gus Poyet, Gianfranco Zola
Swindon XI: Steve Book, Steve Jenkins, Andy Gurney, Alan Reeves, Nicky Summerbee, Gareth Whalley, Michael Pook, Kevin Watson, Callum Kennedy, Steve White, Blair Sturrock.