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AFC are up for the cup

Posted on August 31 2017 at 1:47:20

Trophy pics

Alvechurch FC celebrated its past, present and future when the FA Cup trophy paid a visit to the club, as the team prepared to play in the competition’s preliminary round (you can see how they got on here).

Fans, players and staff, including chairman Richard Thorndike (above centre), were able to have their photos taken with the cup, whose presence was a tribute to AFC’s place in football history.

The club took part in the longest-ever FA Cup fixture, an 11-hour, six-match marathon in the fourth qualifying round against Oxford City 46 years ago in 1971/2.

Former Alvechurch player Derrick Davis (above left), who took part in five of the six fixtures, was finally able to get his hands on the trophy – along with his grandson, Harry Bromley, who is now a regular for ’Church’s under-nines.

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