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Alcester Town dedicate cup win to much-loved chairman Dave Taylor, who died last year





ALCESTER Town dedicated their victory over Coventrians in the final of the Post Covid Lockdown Charity Cup to their much-loved chairman Dave Taylor, who died last year.

Alcester Town assistant manager Craig Gasiewski and first team boss Matt Seeley with the Post Covid Lockdown Charity Cup trophy. Photo: David Kilgallen
Alcester Town assistant manager Craig Gasiewski and first team boss Matt Seeley with the Post Covid Lockdown Charity Cup trophy. Photo: David Kilgallen

Taylor, who passed away at the age of 49 in October, was well-respected on the non-league circuit and did anything he could for his beloved Romans.

To honour that dedication to the Stratford Road Ground club, Matt Seeley’s men set out to win the Post Covid Lockdown Charity Cup on Saturday.

And it turned out to be a joyous afternoon for the Romans as first-half goals from Karl Walker and Ross Dempster fired them to a 2-0 victory.

Boss Seeley told the Herald: “I’ve got to give credit to Coventrians as I thought they played well. Their manager got them playing with some form of identity, which I liked.

“They were better than us in the first half but we got the two goals, albeit they came against the run of play somewhat. In the second half, we made a few tweaks and we were much better and in control.

“It was really emotional when the full-time whistle went. Dave Kilgallen, a close friend of Dave Taylor, just grabbed me in floods of tears because he could not believe what had happened.

“A lot of the directors looked a bit choked up, while a few of the lads that had known Dave were over the moon. It was a great day for the club and it meant a lot to everyone.

“I don’t know exactly what Dave would say about us winning the cup, but I know he’d have been looking down on everyone and kicking a ball with us.”



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