FORMER teammates of Craig McDonald are set to join together for a charity match in his honour.

The 43-year-old, who was the third generation of his family to run the Stamfordham football team, died on June 9, after suffering a suspected heart attack.

He was also an active committee member at Ponteland United, and was on the verge of taking over as the Northern Alliance Premier Division club's matchday secretary.

Now players involved with both Stamfordham and Ponteland teams are set to feature in a memorial game for Craig, on July 14, on the main pitch at Ponteland Leisure Centre.

Stephen Christie, of the Ponteland Village Sunday league team, said: "Craig was a great lad. He was very well liked and we are all so saddened by what has happened."

The match, which will be in aid of the British Heart Foundation.