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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Dozens turn out for ‘great’ day
Old faces were out in force to reminisce and watch the current crop earn a good point against Larkhall at Ilfracombe Town’s reunion day on Saturday.
Dozens of ex-players, managers and committee members were at Marlborough Park and the team were spurred on by the terrific atmosphere.
Among those who were there to celebrate Ilfracombe’s 30 years back in the Western League were members of the 1981/2 team, which went through an entire North Devon league season without dropping a point.
Club legends Gerry Hoyles and John Boni, who were part of the board which re-formed the club in the early 60s, were also at Marlborough Park on Saturday.
The day was planned by former player Mark Creek as a celebration of the club’s rich history, including title-winning sides and a then-unknown Jock Stein upending Tommy Mitcham while playing for Llanelli.
“It’s nice to get everyone together and chat about the old days,” said Creek.
Club secretary Tony Alcock also enjoyed the day:
“It’s been a great day and we’ve had an excellent turnout. Everyone’s really enjoyed themselves.”