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Striker Brett nets school sweetheart

PREMIERSHIP striker Brett Ormerod had his very own Match of the Day when he married his childhood sweetheart Lisa Standring.

PREMIERSHIP striker Brett Ormerod had his very own Match of the Day when he married his childhood sweetheart Lisa Standring.

The Southampton star, who started his soccer carrer playing for Accrington Stanley, chose Lisa's 24th birthday to tie the knot at St Peter and St Paul Parish Church in Rishton.

Love blossomed for the pair when they met at Norden High School over a decade ago.

Brett, 26, who comes from Great Harwood and whose parents Valerie and Glynn live in Oak Close, Rishton, said: "It's definitely been my best match and the most nervous one - but I enjoyed it."

The couple's two-and-a-half-year-old son Dylan was the star of the show, wearing a suit just like his dad's.

It's been a busy time for the Southampton star who played in the FA Cup final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff last month, almost scoring what would have been an equalising goal.

Lisa, who was given away by her stepfather Jeff Blackledge, said: "With Brett's work commitments we had to get married in June. It's the best birthday present I could ever have."

Her mum Kathy, of Petre Crescent, Rishton, said: "We are the best of friends with Brett's mum and dad as well so it's brilliant."

Following the ceremony, the couple threw a huge evening reception at the Pines Hotel, near Chorley, attended by family and friends, including Brett's brother Darren.

His close pal and former Rovers youth team-mate David Dunn was unable to attend as he is on holiday in New York.

  • During his two-year career with Stanley, Brett scored 32 goals in 40 outings, 14 as a substitute.
 

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