Diamond Jubilee celebrations at Butlin Road
PICTURES BY MARTIN PULLEY
To round off the anniversary weekend, a team of Valley legends faced one from Coventry City on Sunday at Butlin Road.
The Sky Blues side included defender Marcus Hall with just short of 300 City appearances and 1987 FA Cup winner Dave Bennett – who is now 57 years old, whilst Valley favourites Robbie Beard, Craig Herbert and Danny Hall were all part of Rugby’s line-up.
Having taken the lead through Steve Evans on ten minutes, Valley were then pegged back by a Mark Bellingham strike before half-time, with Coventry eventually securing the win thanks to a goal from Andy Lovelock 13 minutes ahead of full-time.