WELLINGTON AFC remembered club stalwart Neil Jenkins, who passed away at the start of the year, at a special match on Sunday.

Jenkins gave more than 50 years of devoted service to the Tangerines, firstly as a player and then as a committee member, helping out in many ways including five years as membership secretary and countless stints of voluntary bar work.

The Wellington AFC Veterans took on Wellesley Park Veterans on the Wellington School Astro and ran out 2-0 winners.

Fittingly, one of the goals was scored by Jenkins’ son, Richard (with a penalty), and the other by Terry Coppin.

Before the game, Jenkins’ wife, Shirley, was presented with a commemorative plaque by club chairman Mike Hall.

All proceeds from the event will go the St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice, and the final total will be announced at the club’s annual dinner tomorrow (May 4).

Pictured above, from left to right are: back row - Leon Taswell, Sean Maunder, Steve Trevelyan, Steven Jenkins, Wayne Maunder (coach), Richard Jenkins, Martin Jenkins, Vince Milton, Dave Thomas, Matt Brereton, Phil Bell, Sean Buttle, Shaun Richards, Simon Elsley, Nick Bowrah, Terry Coppin, Barry Bartram, Nick Buttle, Paul Pocock, Jason Hawkings (match organiser and coach), Clive Jones (coach); front row - Stuart Grafton, Andy Randell, Nigel Hextall, Mike Johns, Rod Cockram, Pete Wainwright, Lee Atkinson, Sandy Patel, Bill Maslin, Adrian Gladstone-Smith, Paul Harcombe, Jon Beattie, Andy Tyler (Wellesley Park manager and match referee).