Penylan Lane FC – 50 years reunion‏

On the 12th of April The New Saints defeated Airbus UK 4-2 and amongst the crowd there was a very special reunion taking place! Penylan Lane FC were a successful boys team in the 1960’s and after 50 years with out seeing each other, they finally got in touch and got back together!
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Penylan Lane FC – 1960/1961 Season
Back row (L to R): Terry Purcell, John Williams, Pete Barnett, Les Allen, Stuart Richards, Stuart Lewis, Norman Millard
Front row (L to R): Barry Woodward, John Windsor, Hugh Richards (Team Mascot), Bernie Smith, John Barnett
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Penylan Lane FC – 1962/1963 Season
Back row (L to R): Nigel Stanley, Malcolm Jones, Bryan Hopkins, Dai Hughes, Mike Smith, Pete Barnett
Front row (L to R): Terry Jones, Stuart Richards, Mike Morgan-Jones, Barry Woodward, Tony Breeze

 

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The boys together in 2013

Prior to the match, the boys had spent the afternoon catching up over lunch, before visiting The Venue and watching The Saints beat Airbus.

Barry Woodward who had organised the reunion said, ‘ The match was preceded by us getting together in town for a lunch and a couple of drinks. We had a mooch around our old haunts followed by a lovely Italian meal. We then headed over to the ground where TNS entertained us just fabulously and the visit rounded off a really great day for the old boys from Penylan Lane FC.’