To honour Tucker

John Duncan with the North Northumberland players and organiser Les Chappel who turned out for the match to recognise John's efforts for football in Belford over the last six decades.
John Duncan with the North Northumberland players and organiser Les Chappel who turned out for the match to recognise John's efforts for football in Belford over the last six decades.

MORE than 100 people gathered to play and watch a match which celebrated John ‘Tucker’ Duncan’s participation in football in Belford and north Northumberland for over six decades on Sunday.

Event organiser Owen Weatherhead said: “I can remember being coached by Tucker and his brother Raymond as a nine-year-old.

“He has played for and managed the club and even marked the lines out before a game and is a great servant of the club and the village.”

The two teams were a selection of Belford players past and present and a North Northumberland over 40s and 50s managed by fellow organiser Les Chappel.

The Belford team ran out 6-4 winners.

Tucker said: “I am absolutely blown away by this. It is so good to see so many of the people I have played with over the years here today.”

More pictures on the Belford village website at www.belfordnorthumberland.co.uk