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Charlton greats to return to The Valley for anniversary game

Friday 8th December 2017

A host of Charlton legends will be in attendance for Saturday’s anniversary game against Portsmouth at The Valley.

As well as seven members of the starting XI from the club’s first match back in SE7 on 5 December 1992, a number of other iconic Addicks will also be in attendance.

Bob Bolder, Simon Webster, Stuart Balmer, Darren Pitcher, Scott Minto, Garry Nelson and Colin Walsh all started Charlton’s historic 1-0 win over Pompey – the latter, of course, scoring the first goal back at The Valley – and at half-time they will all be presented with one of the club’s special anniversary shirts, as will legendary manager Alan Curbishley.

The shirt is a replica of the club’s strip from the 1992/93 season.

They will be joined at The Valley by the likes of Clive Mendonca, Jon Fortune, Kevin Lisbie, Jason Euell and Anthony Barness, all of whom turned out for the Addicks in the Premier League.

Record goalscorer Derek Hales, Colin Powell, John Bumstead, Jim Melrose, Jimmy Giles and Brian Kinsey will also be in SE7.

Walsh, Webster, Minto, Pitcher and Nelson will be conducting a free Q&A for fans in Crossbars before the game from 1pm – 2pm.

Tickets for Saturday’s match against Portsmouth, which will see the club celebrate the 25th anniversary of its return to The Valley, remain on sale with adult prices beginning at £20.

Seats are on restricted sale meaning that supporters need to be on the club’s ticketing database and have a purchase history in order to buy. To purchase online, log in to your account, refresh the page and the match will then appear. Please click here to buy online.