With the passing of Ken Steadman in January the club has lost one of the best and most respected players of the 1950’s and 60’s era. Ken was big and strong, and could head a ball almost as far as some of us could kick it. He had a ferocious right foot shot, but by his own admission his left was purely for standing on ! As well as his size and presence Ken was a deceptively skillful footballer who could have played at a much higher level but loved playing alongside his mates for our village club.
On and off the pitch Ken was a gentleman. On the rare occasions he missed a tackle or fouled an opponent he was the first to
apologise and he genuinely meant it. After the game, win or lose, Ken loved a joke and a pint and treated everyone alike.
Those of us privileged to have known Ken or been one of his teammates will remember him as a straightforward, genuinely nice man.
Here is Ken (back row 3rd in from the right) with some old teammates, a very welcome guest Alan Garret’s 50 years celebration
Our sincere Condolences to Pauline and all the family.