Remembering the Lambs great cup win

A Staffordshire weekly newspaper has successfully located nine footballers who secured a trophy triumph for its patch 30 years ago.

The Tamworth Herald – twice voted Newspaper of the Year at the Press Club-organised Midlands Media Awards – produced a special supplement to mark three decades since Tamworth FC won the FA Vase, the national competition for clubs playing in the lower reaches of England’s non-league pyramid.

Sports editor Matt Panter had worked over the past months to trace as many of those involved in the victory for the club as he could – even managing to get a phone interview with manager Graham Smith from his home in Cyprus.

Former Herald staff, ex-sports editor Sam Holliday and photographer Paul Barber, were also involved in the production of the 16-page supplement.