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'Clash of the Legends' huge Hawthorns success

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There was a day of huge celebration and enjoyment at The Hawthorns on Saturday as the outstanding careers of James Morrison and Chris Brunt were honoured in the 'Clash of the Legends' fixture.

The Baggies heroes went head-to-head in B71, accompanied by several stars of the past, with all proceeds raised heading in the direction of the Albion Foundation.

Team Brunty and Team Mozza played out a thrilling 4-4 draw in front of a healthy Hawthorns crowd who handed out rousing receptions to the main men and their team-mates. 


Former Czech Republic international forward Roman Bednar put Brunty's XI ahead, but Steven Reid fired in an absolute screamer beyond the reach of Ben Foster from 30 yards to level matters.

Brunty stepped up to slot in a penalty to restore his team's lead and Simon Cox then made it 3-1 with a lovely finish inside the box.

However, Mozza rallied his troops and his side scored twice to make it 3-3. Tony McMahon drilled the ball into the bottom corner before Hal Robson-Kanu converted from close range in front of the Smethwick End. 

And Mozza's XI took the lead when Craig Beattie, who had seen a number of earlier attempts crash back off the bar, finally got his goal. The Scot was sent through one-on-one with Foster and he buried the ball into the back of the net.

With time coming to a close, there were just enough seconds left for an incredible moment. Zach Brunt, Brunty's son, struck an incredible free-kick under the wall and into the bottom corner to make it 4-4.

Brunt junior's kick was the final one of the match, as the club legends shared the spoils on their special afternoon at the Shrine. 

  • Brunt
  • Morrison