FORMER Hereford players Gavin Williams and Alex Harris will be playing in a charity match over the county border this weekend.

The match at Worrall Hill FC on Saturday (2pm ko) will celebrate the life of Ian Dawson, a talented local footballer who died in 2014 aged just 46.

Every year his brother Mark and others put on a charity football tournament in his memory with the proceeds donated to the Great Oaks Hospice in Coleford.

This will be the fifth anniversary of Ian's passing so an Ian Dawson XI will play a Forest All Stars XI.

The Allstars team will include ex-West Ham, Bristol City and Hereford United winger Gavin Williams, a trio of ex- Cheltenham Town stars John Brough, Dave Bird and Joe Turley.

Ex-Hereford goalkeeper Alex Harris will also be taking part along with Taunton Town defender Josh Nelmes and a host of Forest based players, the side will be managed by former Lydney Town boss Mark Lee.

Admission will be donation on the gate, which opens at 1pm, refreshments are available all day and weather permitting a BBQ.

After the charity game Worrall Hill will play Milkwall (4.30pm ko).

This will be followed in the evening with entertainment in the club starting at 8pm, with solo artist Jon Sandford, plus an auction.

Paul Willetts, who is helping to organise the event said:

"There may yet be one or two more well known names adding to the squad," he said.

"The hospice does a fantastic job, and we just ask people to come and support us on the day and to remember Ian.

"Mark and myself would like to thank Worrall Hill FC, Cinderford MG, Forest of Dean Caravans, Mark Lee, John Brough, Joe Turley, Jon Sandford, Carolyn Hinton, Barry Jessop, and Mo Bell at Bristol Rovers FPA and all the players, officials,and others who help put this day on. "

Admission to the evening is also by donation on the door, details can also be found on the Ian Dawson Football Tournament Facebook page.