A TRAGIC music-loving teenager has been remembered by his footballing friends.
Yale Howarth, of Black Park, Chirk, died in January.
The 15-year-old was a player for Llangollen Youth Under 16s in the Wrexham and District Youth Football League.
Captain Marly Edwards was presented with a silver salver at their game against Johnstown Youth FC at the weekend by Johnstown captain Jordan Lewis in Yale’s memory.
Johnstown manager Mark Evans said: “Both teams wore black armbands as a mark of respect and together with supporters joined together for a minute’s applause prior to the kick-off.
“The game was played in a very sporting manner and both teams enjoyed refreshments after the match.
“Well done to both sets of players.”
Yale was a pupil at Ysgol Dinas Bran in Llangollen, where three players from Johnstown Youth are also pupils.
The school set up a counselling, advice and support service following his death.
Yale also played drums for Chirk-based band The Grammes, and had performed gigs at Chirk AAA Club and at the Stanton House Inn, Chirk.
More than 240 people have joined a Facebook group set up in his memory, called ‘Yale Howarth - The Legend’.
An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned by North East Wales and Central coroner, John Gittins.