A football match will be held today in memory of a “hugely missed superfan”.

Kings Langley FC will take on Staines Town at home at 3pm this afternoon in memorial of Matt Allcock who collapsed and died sometime after attending last Saturday’s game against Weymouth.

Mr Allcock, who was just 46, was described by the club as an “inspiration”.

Since his death, a JustGiving page has been started in support of Mr Allcock’s family. Its £5,000 target has already been well exceeded by around 140 club supporters and friends. Donations currently stand at more than £6,800.

Watford Observer:

Mr Allock (third from right) with fellow fans at a community fundraiser for stillbirth charity Sands

A short time after his death, Kings Langley FC published this statement online: “It is with great sadness that Kings Langley FC announce the tragic passing of number one fan and club sponsor Matt Allcock.

“Our hearts go out to Matt’s family at this time of loss and sorrow.

“Matt was known and loved by everyone at the club. His ultimate passing, at the age of just 46, has been deeply felt by everyone at the club and the community beyond.

“Matt was an inspiration to us all with boundless enthusiasm in support of the club and he, more than anyone, has done so much to engender the spirit of togetherness and camaraderie that exists throughout the club today.

“Matt will forever be fondly remembered by so many within our community. He will be hugely missed by everyone’s life he touched.

“Rest assured that a permanent reminder will feature predominantly at Kings Langley FC in commemoration of Matt’s selfless devotion to our club.”

At the match this afternoon, Kings Langley FC is inviting fans to acknowledge how much Mr Allcock meant to them.

People will be able to make discretionary donations with all proceeds going to the family.