Wyberton Colts turn back the clock

Wyberton Colts' Jamie Dawson gives chase.
Wyberton Colts' Jamie Dawson gives chase.

ONE of the most successful sides in Wyberton Colts’ glory-laden history joined forces again for a 20-year reunion on Saturday.

The side, managed by Mick Shooter and his assistant Tony Basker, swept the board in the Spalding and Peterborough junior leagues as well as dominating the Lincolnshire County Cups during their hey-day.

However, most of the Colts have been put out to pasture these days and, despite holding a side made up of players from Wyberton’s current Boston League teams for three-quarters of Saturday’s clash at Causeway, they fell at the final furlong and were defeated 6-2 after a late four-goal spree from the hosts.

Les Gardner and Simon Wilson were on target for Colts, whose reunion was organised by Ian Shooter.

He said: “It was really good to see everyone again and to see us as a team one last time.

“We loved every minute of being in old friends company again.

“I would like to thank all the players for making it possible and special.”

The Colts who rolled back the years on Saturday were: James Bedford, Scott Wiseman, Lee Hutchinson, Steve Skinner, Simon Wilson, Nathan Wakefield, Kelvin Clements, Steve Hamilton, Les Gardner, Nicky White, Jamie Dawson, Ian Shooter, Robbie Basker, Steve Barnes and Ian Morris.