It’s not everyday that you break a world record, but that is just what Maltby Main did yesterday – when they set a record of 78 dogs at a football match.
On the field, Maltby lost 2-0 to Pontefract Collieries – who in turn secured promotion, but the day was about bigger picture.
Maltby Chairman Wilf Race was pleased with how the day progressed, despite the weather, “At times we are all guilty of taking football too seriously so yesterday’s occasion was always a platform to engage with our community and the dog record proved to be a huge success.
177 paying customers and 78 dogs raised quite a bit of money for “support dogs”, a fantastic charity based near Meadowhall in Sheffield. I would like to thank everyone for their support yesterday in terrible weather.
“The game itself was close with Pontefract taking their chances well. We had a go in the second half but could not get the goal to draw even. They got their second late on in the game to complete a remarkable promotion for Pontefract.
“They have done fantastic to keep going and chasing down clubs who had played a lot more games. I tip my hat to them and sincerely hope that they do well next season.
“I have had immense joy and pride in what our club has done this season and I’m so looking forward to next seasons campaign.”
Main photograph by The Dribbling Code.