Ed enjoys a day out as a mascot at Lincoln City

Ed Chambers with Lincoln City captain Alan Power
Ed Chambers with Lincoln City captain Alan Power

Ed Chambers - remember the name as this budding footballer was given the chance to lead his favourite football team on to the pitch as a birthday present from his grandparents.

Young Ed, a pupil at Horncastle Community Primary School, was given the chance to lead Lincoln City on to the pitch for their recent Skrill Conference Premier clash against Hereford.

Grandparents Joy and Dick Chambers organised the day as an early birthday present and they were delighted with her their grandson’s day went.

Joy said:“He really threw himself into the day, the organisers said they were really pleased with how involved he got.”

As well as being pictured before the game with captain Alan Power and goalkeeper Paul Farman Ed walked onto the pitch before the match started and had his photo taken with the referees, team mascots and other members of the team at Lincoln City.

The points were shared by the two sides as they played out a 1-1 draw.

Ed was given a full playing kit, a tour of Lincoln’s stadium Sincil Bank and he even had his picture included in the match day programme.

He was also given the opportunity get autographs from the players, meet manager Gary Simpson and enjoy a kick-about on the pitch before the two teams played.

“He had a wonderful day and we were so pleased with how it went,” Joy added.