CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Wembley heroes to return

CHIPPENHAM Town have confirmed they will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their FA Vase final appearance with a charity match at Hardenhuish Park next month.

Members of the team that lost 1-0 to Deal Town at Wembley will play in a friendly against members of the Chippenham Gateway Club, which hosts events for adults with learning difficulties, on Sunday May 9.

Former chairman Malcolm Lyus, ex-directors and the 1999/2000 management team of Tommy Saunders and Colin Bush have also been invited.

“It has been the highlight of Chippenham’s history – there’s no doubt about that,” said secretary Chris Blake.

“We’ve all got the videos and the programmes of the game and it will be great to see how everyone is getting on.

“The directors thought that it was a nice time to get everyone together to reminisce about the fantastic season we had that year.

“Those that can are going to play and the majority will be bringing their wives and partners and we’ll have a fun day.”

Members of Mings’ current squad could also join the 30-minute-a-half action, which will kick off at 2.30pm.

Family tickets will cost £5 (juniors and senior citizens go free) with proceeds donated to the Gateway Club and leukemia charities.

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