Teams pay tribute to Keighley football ace

Tributes will be paid tomorrow to a famous footballing son of Keighley.
One of Chester’s finest ever teams will gather in memory of Trevor Storton before the present Chester team take on Bradford Park Avenue.
Members of Chester’s 1975 League Cup semi-final squad will honour Storton, who made almost 500 appearances for the club and went on to manage Avenue. He also played for Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool, making several appearances for the Anfield club between 1972 and 1974, winning a UEFA Cup medal in the process.
Storton died of cancer aged 61 on March 23 last year. His widow, Linda, and older brother Stan will be at the game.
Former Chester striker Alan Tarbuck told the Chester Chronicle: “He was a fantastic man and hopefully there will be a really big turnout.”
Read the full story on the Chester Chronicle website, here.
And the T&A report, here.

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  1. Our paths crossed briefly in 1985, when I played for Trev down in Shropshire for Oswestry Town in the then Northern Premier League, where he was player manager alongside ex-pro and mate Trevor Phillips. His cousin Colin, one of the local Storton dynasty, used to take us all down, and the local group included former Bradford City pro & Cobbydaler Steve Lampkin, former Bury apprentice Steve Guest and his brother Colin played the odd game too.
    That season we consolidated our league position, but also lifted the Shropshire Senior County Cup, having knocked out Shrewsbury Town in the semi and finally overhauling Bridgenorth Town in the final 3-1.
    Trev was a great bloke and very “old school, and some of the training that we did locally was, let’s say different! I remember going down to Marley on one occasion with Trev, Col and Steve, and Trev brought a massive pair of wellington boots out of the boot of his car. In turn he had first Steve, then me, put the wellies on in the squelching mud, and have Steve jumping to head balls, and me jumping up to catch balls in them. We thought it a bit odd, but it was energy sapping, and like Trev said, “When you took ‘em off it was amazing how much higher you could jump!” Brilliant!
    Another fond memory was the long journey home after night matches and/or training down at Oswestry, and on the way back stopping off with Col, Trev and Steve for a full English breakfast at Dunkirk services.
    Happy times and I was really saddened to hear of Trev’s passing, furthermore I was really surprised and disappointed that there wasn’t a feature about him in his memory in The Keighley News, unless I missed it.
    The match should be an emotional and fitting tribute to not only a great player, but a larger than life character and great bloke. I’m sure that he is sadly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. RIP big fella.

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