A BRAVE soldier who was fatally stabbed in Haverfordwest was honoured at a memorial football match on Tuesday.

Lance Corporal Kinnon Ragni, aged 29, had recently returned from Iraq and was supposed to be enjoying his last night out in Haverfordwest with friends when it was cut tragically short.

Kinnon had recently volunteered for a tour in Afghanistan which meant he was to move to Lincoln the next day.

He was attacked outside Minnies nightclub in November shortly before his deployment.

Warrant Officer Del Goodenough and Haverfordwest County's Ronnie Beynon joined forces to bring together the event urged on by the overwhelming support of the community.

The match was between members of the Welsh League, Pembrokeshire League and youth team of Haverfordwest County and members of the 14th Signal Regiment, Brawdy, of which Kinnon was a member.

Guest of honour at the match was British Heavyweight boxing champion Scott Gammer who later on conducted an auction of sports memorabilia.

The evening was attended by almost 700 people, including members of Kinnon's family, including his brother who said he was overwhelmed'.

The evening is now set to become an annual event in the sorting calendar.

At the time of going to press more than £5,500 had been raised which will be distributed between the Kinnon Ragni Memorial, Pembrokeshire Football Academy and a local youth charity yet to be decided upon.

Kinnons best friend at Brawdy, Corporal Lee Molyneux, paid tribute, saying: "He was a cracking mate who never had a bad word about anyone.

"He was one of the Corps' good guys, he would do anything for anyone and did not have a bad bone in his body, we will really miss him."

In a statement a Brawdy spokesman said: "It is always a tragedy when someone so vibrant is taken from us.

"Kinnon Ragni might have had a short life but he has touched many people in that time and has left a profound mark. Son, brother, best mate, buddy and trusted comrade- he was all of these."