Saturday, 17 September 2016

Holsworthy AFC celebrate 125th anniversary with charity match

Holsworthy AFC XI 2
Presidents XI 3
HOLSWORTHY Football Club celebrated its 125th anniversary with a charity match at Upcott Field on Sunday, September 4.
The day started with town crier, Roger Dunstan, welcoming everyone, and it wasn’t long before the teams gave the crowd of over 200 plenty to shout about.
With both current and former players taking part, Matt Andrew’s late winner proving decisive for the President’s Select XI after Adam Smith and Carlo Chandler had equalised for Holsworthy after early goals from Jacob Nosworthy and Andrew.
A number of high-profile figures from the club’s history were also in attendance, including ex chairman’s Rob Moores, Mike Pett, Barry Parrish and Tony Bayley.
Presentations were made by Devon FA chairman, Bernard Leach, to club legends Ron Gifford and Eric French who were members of the victorious Devon?Senior Cup side from the 1953/54 season.
French also became a life vice president of the club, along with Ray Latty, Clifford and Sylvia Gilbert, Ween Masters and Dawn Curtis.
Further presentations were made to Stuart Moore for his matchday programmes while Holsworthy Mayor, Cllr Jon read more

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