Castleford cafe on a winner with Leeds United legend Sniffer

Allan Clarke cuts the cake with Steve Fripp.
Allan Clarke cuts the cake with Steve Fripp.
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Former Leeds United star Allan Clarke has helped to serve up a treat at a cafe which was opened in memory of his friend.

The former striker is best known for scoring the Whites’ winning goal during their 1972 FA Cup final victory over Arsenal.

The former football legend cut into a celebratory cake at the Salvation Army’s Roebuck’s cafe in Castleford.

The cafe, on Booth Street, opened last year in memory of his friend Steve Roebuck, a former band conductor, who died in 2013 following a three-year battle with cancer.

Steve Fripp, minister at the Salvation Army’s Castleford branch, said he was thrilled to be joined by the United star at the event.

He said: “We are delighted and honoured that Allan made time in his busy schedule to come and celebrate our first anniversary.

“It was a really successful event and it was great to see so many people attend.”

The celebration also included bouncy castles, entertainment and music from a brass band.

Mr Fripp added: “Allan is a family friend of Steve’s and so it was really special that he came to remember him and celebrate his life in this way.

“Steve was a very special man who is fondly remembered by all who knew him.

“The cafe will continue to be a fitting tribute to Steve and a poignant reminder of the life that he lived as a great Christian example to all.”

Allan Clarke notched up more than 110 goals in 273 appearance for Leeds United.

He also played for Walsall, Fulham, Leicester City and Barnsley.

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