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Barrow AFC's 1990 FA Trophy heroes reunited at Wembley

BARROW AFC’s Wembley 1990 goalscoring heroes will be reunited to cheer on the current team as they bid to recreate FA Trophy final history.

Two-goal star Kenny Gordon is flying in especially from Australia for the final on May 8, determined to see the Bluebirds win the silverware for a second time.

He will arrive in the UK the day before the final and will be here for only five days, joining up with Barrow goalscoring legend Colin Cowperthwaite, the man who scored the other goal in the 3-0 win over Leek Town 20 years ago, in the Wembley stands.

When asked if the match would be on TV in his Australian homeland, the former central defender said: “It doesn’t need to be on the TV – we’re coming. It’s time for another visit to Wembley 20 years later.”

He added: “We probably decided to come the week after they reached the final. We want to be there, so myself and my wife Gill decided to come over.

“We gave Colin a call and he has organised the tickets for us.

“We’re coming over on the Friday before the final and we will only be there for a short time until we fly back home on the Tuesday.

“We’re only in the country for five days.

“I’ve spoke to Col to see if all the old players who are going down can get together and make a good day of it.”

Many of the Bluebirds’ squad from 1990 were part of a 20th anniversary reunion in Barrow two weeks ago.

Gordon could not be among them as he has lived in Penrith, New South Wales, since moving there three months after his final appearance for Barrow at Wembley.

The short stay in England this time means he and his wife Gill will not be able to make the trip up to Furness, but he is relishing the prospect of being among the fans watching the team in action.

“I’ll know now how all the spectators felt when we played,” he added. “It’s my turn to be on the other side of the fence now and enjoy the day, and hopefully watch them lift the trophy.

“I just hope that all the players out there get the same buzz out of it that we did when we went, and I’m sure they will.”

Have your say

also there was phole kavanaghe how rote kavs corner where is he in this atical

Posted by Ellie kavanagh on 6 July 2010 at 13:23

great gesture. has the same offer been made to certain mr matt henney, this hall of famer surely deserves a invite. if it wsn't for his goals maybe all of this wouldn't be happening right now!!

Posted by micky hall on 28 April 2010 at 16:22

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