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He’s got a golden ticket – Sunderland fan wins trip to Wembley

Suynderland Echo cup final ticket winner Steven Greener (right) with brother-in-law Ronnie Fitzsimmons

Suynderland Echo cup final ticket winner Steven Greener (right) with brother-in-law Ronnie Fitzsimmons

SUNDERLAND fan Steven Greener is going to Wembley – thanks to the Echo.

The 50-year-old, from Plains Farm, Sunderland, is the lucky winner of our Capital One Cup ticket competition and is taking brother-in-law Ronnie Fitzsimmons.

Former paving worker Steven was laid off last year after a shoulder replacement and hasn’t been able to find a job since.

“I’m buzzing,” he said. “I got a phone call and thought it was a wind-up, so I was in two minds about it. It’s just when I came in to pick up the tickets, it sunk in.

“Since losing my job, I haven’t been able to afford to go to the games so this is a welcome boost.”

Steven was at the 1992 FA Cup final defeat to Liverpool and the 1998 play-off final against Charlton Athletic – and is hoping this Wembley trip will be third time lucky.

Full list of winners:

Capital One text competition (all Northeast Press titles):

•Martin Robinson, Pallion

•Bruce Kean, Hastings Hill

•Linda Bainbridge, Hetton-le-Hole

•Barry Carr, South Shields

Wembley text competition (all Northeast Press titles):

•Christopher Gutcher, South Shields

Wembley token-collect competition (Sunderland Echo only):

•Steven Greener, Plains Farm

 

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