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It was 20 years ago today...

Sunday May 10, 2009

On Wednesday May 10, 1989 Tamworth FC returned victorious from 'The Posh', Peterborough after a 3-0 replay win over Sudbury Town with the FA Vase.

Goals from Ian Moores and two from Mark Stanton saw the Lambs lift the trophy after Martin Devaney's strike at Wembley had levelled the tie and we hope you enjoy just a small selection of photos from one of the most significant events in TFC history.

Martin Devaney scores at WembleyDevaney scores

Mark Stanton and Ian Moores celebrate at PeterboroughStanton and Moores

The whole team party into the night
Lamsb celebrate

Manager Graham Smith (left) and Martin Finn (right) lift the FA Vase
Graham SmithMartin Finn

Bobby Atkins, Andy Foote and Graham Smith lift the trophy in a packed Castle GroundsCastle Grounds

Martin Myers and Russ Gordon look over the adoring crowds and the team celebrate on the bandstand.Bandstand crowdAndy Foote

For the record:
The Final @ Wembley 1-1 in front of 26,487 fans
The Replay @ Peterborough 3-0 in front of over 11,000

The officials: Leon Hilton, Len Gendle, Bob Cooper, Alan Davies, John Bayliss, Bob Andrews, Dave Baxter, Dave Seedhouse, Len Gendle, Peter Young, Len Greenfield, Clive Tomlinson

The management: Graham Smith, Lionel Martin and Benny Brown and Ronnie Sims

And not forgetting the 'squad': Dale Belford, Corrigan Lockett, Martin Finn, Bobby Atkins, Steve Cartwright, Martin Devaney, Martin Myers, Micky George, Mark Stanton, Russ Gordon, Ian Moores, Paul Heaton, Dave Ward, Carl Rathbone, Andy Foote, Mark Bromley, Sean Hemming, Steve Eccleston.

(Photos courtesy of the Tamworth Herald)

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