Citizen down Dons in match for charity

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The MK Citizen got their hands on some end-of-season silverware on Sunday as they beat MK Dons 5-1 at stadium:mk.

The charity match between the two sides was a all in aid of the MK Dons Sports and Education Trust (SET).

Each player needed to raise sponsorship to play, with more than £2,700 made from the game.

Dons took an early lead, but the Citizen fought back to lead 2-1 at the interval.

With bragging rights at stake, the Citizen ran riot in the second half, rounding out 5-1 winners.

The Citizen’s Commercial Director Sam Pirani said: “The MK Dons and the MK Citizen have been working together for a number of years and both James Parkinson (MK Dons) and I felt that as two very community focused companies, it would be great to partner in a charity event.

“We chose football because of the obvious links and also because I love playing and couldn’t wait for an opportunity to get on the pitch.

“I’d like to thank the MK Dons and MK Citizen staff and management for supporting the event in so many ways, the Doubletree Hilton Hotel for hosting the players and supporters after the match, the players for raising so much money for the charity and their energy and sweat on the day and finally all the sponsors that gave so generously.

“It was a great match and hard fought - not what you would expect from a charity match.”