Eccleshall's game against Maine Road last week saw a number of familiar faces that Eagles fans will have recognised as a reunion of past Eccleshall players and club officials. Organised by former Eagles manager, Kenny Roberts was held. Many of the players attending were from the Staffordshire Senior League title winning side of 1989/90. Kenny has organised the annual get together over the last few years and ties it in with an Eagles home match. Each one brings some new additions to the group and, aside from enjoying club hospitality, gives them the chance to reminisce about past times and games and see the continuing changes at Pershall Park compared with when they played.
On the day, around twenty-four came along, some with their wives, and all enjoyed the afternoon. Club Secretary, Jim Tunney, said: “It was good to see so many past players back at the ground again and they are always welcome. The 1989/90 team was one of the best I have known in my time at Eccleshall, with so many decent players. The fact they still get together some thirty years on shows the bonding and team spirit which existed back then and continues to this day”.
The self-titled ‘Class of 90’ also ensured that the Eagles benefited from the reunion as a collection they held raised £350 as a donation to club funds for which club chairman Neil Washington thanked all attending after what had been a good day (except for the match result!)
(Photo shows the gathering in the new stand at Pershall Park before Saturday’s match)