Football tribute to soldiers

A special memorial match is being held at Blyth Spartans to remember two soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

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Memorial match for two fallen soldiers

Crowds gathered at a memorial football match to remember two of the region's soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Guardsman Michael Sweeney from Blyth was 19 when he was killed on patrol in 2010. Sergeant John Amer, from Sunderland, died at the age of 30 in an explosion.

The event is organised by their families and it is in its third year. The Coldstream Guards travelled to Northumberland from Windsor to support them.

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Football fans tribute to fallen soldiers

Two North East soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan are being honoured at a special football match in Blyth.

Guardsman Michael Sweeney and Sergeant John Amer were both killed by explosive devices.

Blyth Spartan fans hold the annual memorial match to remember them.

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