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Stoke City Old Boys visit for Colywn Bay: Meet the Legends!

By Rob Glover

On Saturday the Grove will welcome a number of ex-Stoke City legends who will be at Hollinwood Road for the visit of Colwyn Bay.

Kidsgrove Athletic are delighted to offer you the chance to meet your Stoke City heroes from days gone by as we welcome eight members of the Stoke City Old Boys to the Grove this Saturday for the visit of Colwyn Bay (K.O 3pm)

In attendance will be:
George Eastham OBE (1966-73) 194 apps, 4 goals. Non-playing member of England's 1966 World Cup winning squad. 19 England apps, 2 goals. Stoke manager, 1977-78.
Terry Conroy (1967-79) 271 apps, 49 goals.
Dennis Smith (1968-82) 407 apps, 29 goals.
Mike McDonald (1972-74) 5 apps, 0 goals.
Harry Burrows (1965-73) 245 apps, 68 goals.
Eric Skeels (1959-76) 597 apps, 7 goals, Stoke's all time record appearance holder.
John Ruggerio (1974-77) 9 apps, 2 goals.
Jackie Marsh (1967-79) 355 apps, 2 goals.

Robert Banks, son of the late Gordon Banks will also be with us on Saturday and the club will be holding a minutes silence for the ex-England great prior to kick off in the weekend's game.

We hope to see as many of you down this Saturday, taking the opportunity to meet the footballing heroes of generations gone by!

About SCOBA:
STOKE CITY OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION (SCOBA) was the brain child of former player Geoff Scott, who in the early part of 2009 invited a number of former players to a meeting to hear his ideas and vision of creating a unique club where former Stoke City players could reunite friendships and give support to each other.
It was officially launched on 22nd April 2009 when a host of former players gathered at the Britannia Stadium.

SCOBA's objectives are clear and simple:
- To reunite former players from all eras and renew friendships.
- To assist any former player in need of support.
- Host events to raise funds for local charities and good causes.
- Allow supporters to engage with the legends of the Club.

Updated 14:04 - 20 Mar 2019 by Rob Glover

Where next?

Vale youngster Benns joins the Grove on loan Ryan Austin has bolstered his squad with the addition of exciting Port Vale playmaker, Harry Benns.


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