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AP's Wanderers fly the flag in Europe

31 May 2016

It's that time of the year when the famous light and dark blue quarters are spotted at holiday destinations all around the world...

...and former club director Alan Parry has got the ball rolling for this summer.

Alan is a regular for local veterans football team Cookham Wanderers (average age 56, though he admits to being much older!) who recently sent a party of 17 on tour to Palma, Mallorca.

They were hosted by former World Cup legend Gerry Armstrong, once of Tottenham and Northern Ireland, whose goal famously beat Spain 1-0 on home soil at the 1982 World Cup finals.

Wearing the Wycombe colours, Cookham managed to stop Gerry from scoring, including a dramatic penalty save by man of the match 'keeper Dave Tom, a Wycombe resident and lifelong Arsenal fan!

However, the final score was 5-1 for Gerry's team despite Alan's claim that 'it was really 5-2 because vets goals should count double!'

Another team member, midfield terrier and locally based celebrity Timmy Mallett (sadly an Oxford United fan), said: 'It was a hard fought match in the heat of the mid-day sun against a much younger team. I thought we did ok'.

Cookham Wanderers have played 5-a-side football every Friday for the past 20 years at St.Pirans School in Maidenhead and always welcome new players.

If you are over 35 and interested in playing, contact Simon Cooper on simoncooper11@gmail.com or 07802 222089.

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