Fans urged to join in applause for Ally

Ally Gourlay will be remembered at this weekend's special fundraising match

Ally Gourlay will be remembered at this weekend's special fundraising match

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Fans attending #Allysgame on Sunday have been urged to join in a minute’s applause in memory of Ally Gourlay.

It will happen in the 53rd minute of the match involving two teams of Raith Rovers’ legends - that was Ally’s age when he died in February, two years after being given six months to live on the back of being told he had terminal cancer.

Marvin Andrews, Paul Browne and Colin Cameron with the new shirts to be worn for "Allys Game" at Raith Rovers Charity football game.

Marvin Andrews, Paul Browne and Colin Cameron with the new shirts to be worn for "Allys Game" at Raith Rovers Charity football game.

The players will also take part in the minute’s applause - and the organisers hope everyone in the stadium joins in as they pay tribute to the club stalwart who became the first fan to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in honour of his work off the field.

The game kicks-off at 2.30 p.m. with admission just £10/ £5 pay at the door.

The game will feature two teams of Rovers legends who will all wear strips specially made for the occasion.

There will also be words ‘talk about the times, the love and the laughing’ - Ally’s own approach to living with cancer.

There will also be a souvenir programme produced for the match.

The proceeds from the game will go to Maggie’s Fife with a donation to Raith Youth Development.

This week Raith legends Colin Cameron, Paul Browne and Marvin Andrews helped to promote the game by unveiling the commemorative strips.

Marvin said: ‘‘Ally was a great man who did so much good for Raith Rovers so it’s great to be able to come and pay your last respects, because I don’t think everybody had the opportunity to go to his funeral - I couldn’t - knowing what he did for the club.

“Yes, we’ll enjoy ourselves and it’ll be good to see old friends. I’m sure it’ll be a good laugh in the dressing room with the boys but the main thing is to remember Ally.”