All-star charity game for former Doncaster Rovers ace who suffered stroke

Brendon Ormsby recovering at home with wife Wendy
Brendon Ormsby recovering at home with wife Wendy

A fundraising football match is due to be held this weekend for a former Doncaster Rovers ace who suffered a debilitating stroke.

Brendan Ormsby, who scored seven goals for Rovers in 78 appearances between 1990-92, is recovering from the stroke which has left him struggling to read and speak.

And on Sunday a benefit match will be held in aid of the former footballer, who also skippered Leeds United.

Farsley boss Neil Parsley has brought many of his former Leeds United team-mates together for the game.

An all-star former Leeds United squad will take on a squad assembled by John Sheridan for a benefit match for Ormsby.

Those taking part include Lee Sharpe, current Bradford boss Phil Parkinson, Bobby Davidson, Neil Aspin, Glyn Snodin and Nigel Martyn

Dean Windass and John Sheridan’s brother Darren have also been confirmed and Gary McAllister, Simon Grayson, Ian Baird, John Newsome and Gary Kelly are also among the host of star names.

European Cup winner Ormsby has been mounting a brave battle with the after-effects of a stroke he suffered.

Parsley said: “Brendan’s not too clever at the moment but he’s always been a battler and there’s no doubt that this is his biggest battle. I’ve been going up to see him twice a week while we’ve been making arrangements for this game.

The match at Farsley FC’s Throstle Nest Ground takes place on Sunday at 1pm. Tickets are £5 for all, available from Leeds United and Farsley.