A SPECIAL football match to mark the second anniversary of the death of a much-loved West Fife biker is taking place on Saturday.

Friends of Zak Watson are donning their football boots for the charity game featuring the Halbeath Legends and the Crossgates Old School.

The Blue Angels biker died on July 14, 2016, at the age of 31 after a collision on the A907 at Bogside.

The tragedy happened just three months after the Press told the story of how Zak and wife Michelle tied the knot at Dunfermline City Chambers to the roar of 50 motorcycles, as fellow bikers turned up to help celebrate their big day.

Childhood friend Derek Davidson has organised the Zak Watson Memorial match which he hopes will become an annual fixture.

“He had two kind of lives – he was president of the Fife Blue Angels Motorbike club and he also loved football,” he said. “There have been fundraising nights with the motorbike gang and now it is time to have the football side of it.

“Zak was from Halbeath and I grew up with him in Halbeath and we both ended up moving to Crossgates later on in life. When we were growing up as kids, we were always playing football.

"He was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. He was such a lovely guy and was very well known in the Halbeath community.

“I thought it was time we did something for him. It is not just keeping his memory alive, it is letting his family know we are here for him. It is a touching tribute for someone that was well loved.

“The way I feel is that Zak will be with us. We have got a memorial cup and we are looking at getting as many people involved as we can. We are looking for everyone that knew Zak to turn up on the day.”

Derek said they have made sure that Zak’s wife has been kept updated with arrangements and said she will be involved with the decision as to where the money raised will go.

“The money will go to local causes maybe like Halbeath Gala or another charity which Michelle, his wife, is involved in,” he added.

“Michelle is doing OK, she is keeping her head up. What has happened has been absolutely horrible – they never saw the first anniversary. They had been together for so long as well.”

Although wanting to keep the starting line-ups a secret until the day, Derek is hoping several former professional footballers will feature.

The match, on Saturday, kicks off at Halbeath football park at 12.30pm. Entries will be by donation and refreshments will be on offer.