Caring Scunthorpe United dedicate Crawley win to Epworth cancer victim Alexander Strong
SCUNTHORPE United have dedicated Saturday’s win over Crawley Town to seven-year-old cancer sufferer Alexander Strong, who lost his battle with the illness just over a fortnight ago.
A minute’s applause was held at Glanford Park before the start of the game, which the Iron won 2-1, in memory of the brave Epworth youngster.
Alexander died from neuroblastoma – a form of children's cancer – at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, near Sheffield on Friday, January 25.
“The players and I would like to dedicate Saturday’s win to the little boy, Alexander Strong, who lost his life,” said United manager Brian Laws.
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“The thoughts of everyone connected with Scunthorpe United go out to his family.”
Dozens of people on Facebook are saying they "Like" Scunthorpe United's decision - many adding tributes and messages. Here's a selection...
Adam Keighley: "Excellent respect shown by the club and the supporters on Saturday."
Ross Gibson: "Well done Scunny. A nice tribute for a brave young man. Proud to be Iron!"
Chris Skinner: "Good to see club, manager and players in touch with its community. Well done."