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Rocester honour Egerton with stand naming

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 03, 2014

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ROCESTER will honour club legend Gilbert Egerton in a friendly against League One side Crewe Alexandra on Monday night.

The Romans are naming their stand after the club president, who has given more than 50 years' service to the club.

Club secretary Barry Smith said: "It's a fitting tribute for his outstanding contribution to the club.

"Gilbert joined the club in 1952 as a player and has done just about everything since then – he was secretary for about 40 years."

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Crewe have promised to bring a side with a sprinking of senior players and will be managed by assistant boss Neil Baker on the night.

He has a special link with Rocester – and with Egerton.

"Neil used to live in the village," said Smith. "He actually used to live next door to Gilbert, so it's fitting that he'll be managing Crewe for the game."

Kick-off is at 7.30pm on Monday and tickets cost the usual price – £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

The match comes two days after Rocester begin the newly formed Midlands Football League season with a home Premier Division fixture against Boldmere St Michael's. It kicks off today at 3pm.

The Romans also have a game on Wednesday night at Continental Star, kick-off 7.45pm,.

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