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Emotional day as Bungay Town FC remembers Aiden Lowe

PUBLISHED: 17:31 24 September 2017

Bungay Town first team line up before the game wearing Aiden Lowe's number (not the shirts worn for the game). Picture: Shaun Cole

Bungay Town first team line up before the game wearing Aiden Lowe's number (not the shirts worn for the game). Picture: Shaun Cole

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It was an emotional day as a popular sportsman was fondly remembered by his former teammates, friends and family.

Bungay Town Reserves, left, and first team at the four-team minute's silence. They were also joined by Hindringham, who were playing Bungay's first team, and Aylsham Reserves, who played Bungay Reserves. Picture: Shaun Cole Bungay Town Reserves, left, and first team at the four-team minute's silence. They were also joined by Hindringham, who were playing Bungay's first team, and Aylsham Reserves, who played Bungay Reserves. Picture: Shaun Cole

Aiden Lowe, from Beccles, was killed in a crash on the A143 near Gillingham on September 10, when the white BMW he was driving lost control and was in collision with a tree.

With touching tributes paid to the 23-year-old from across football and cricket clubs in Beccles, Bungay and Lowestoft – where Mr Lowe played – his contribution to the success of Bungay Town FC was celebrated on Saturday (September 23).

The Black Dogs’ first game at the Maltings Pavilion since Mr Lowe’s death saw the club remember Aiden before and during the Anglian Combination Division One match with Hindringham, and the reserves division four clash with Aylsham Reserves.

With a special four-team minute’s silence impeccably observed prior to the start of the match, Bungay Town’s first team lined up before the game wearing Aiden’s number.

Hindringham (green) and Aylsham Reserves made up the four-team minute's silence for former Bungay Town player Aiden Lowe. Picture: Shaun Cole Hindringham (green) and Aylsham Reserves made up the four-team minute's silence for former Bungay Town player Aiden Lowe. Picture: Shaun Cole

The Black Dogs beat Hindringham 2-0, while Bungay Reserves won 2-1. A club statement on the Bungay town website said: “Today, Saturday, September 23, the club remembered Aiden before and during the home match with Hindringham, with a minute’s silence held before the game, and a special edition of our matchday programme celebrating Aiden’s contribution to the club. We were honoured to welcome members of Aiden’s family, who attended the game.”

After the match Bungay Town first team manager, Richard Daniels, tweeted his thanks to Hindringham and Aylsham FC. “I can’t thank these 2 clubs enough for their co-operation on a very sad day,” it said.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr Lowe will be held at St Benet’s Roman Catholic Church in Beccles on Monday, September 25 at 2pm.

MORE: Man killed in Gillingham crash named as Aiden Lowe as tributes flood in from football community

Aiden Lowe. Picture: Courtesy of Aiden's family. Aiden Lowe. Picture: Courtesy of Aiden's family.

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