Crewe Alex and Nantwich Town will play for the Barry Daly Memorial Trophy today, in what is expected to become an annual tribute to the much-loved club servant who passed away last month.
The match takes place at The Weaver Stadium on Saturday 6 July with a 3pm kick-off. Tickets are on a cash on the turnstile basis & cost £8 for adults, £5 seniors & £2 juniors.
Barry, fondly known as ‘Big Baz, was a long-term member of the Gresty Road support staff and also a well-known friend of Nantwich Town over the years.
The taxi driver died aged 63 last month and star footballers from past and present were among the hundreds of people at his funeral.
Now a trophy named in his honour will be the prize for the winners of the friendly at the Weaver Stadium, with the victors holding onto the silverware until the clubs meet again.
Nantwich director of football Clive Jackson explained: “For me personally, I had a friendship with Barry which went back to our days together at Basford Hall.
“We shared many a laugh and enjoyed our football together. Although he was a Crewe Alex man, he was always a friendly face at Nantwich and a firm friend of the club.
“I can’t think of a more fitting tribute to him than for the two clubs to play for a memorial trophy in his name.
“It’ll be a lasting tribute to his memory as the intention is for it to become an annual match wherever possible.”
Barry’s wife Judith and family have been invited as special guests to the game, which will kick-off at 3pm.
Prices for the match, which is all pay-on-the-gate have been set at £8 adults, £5 seniors, £2 juniors
Nantwich Town v Crewe Alexandra
Pre-Season Friendly, Weaver Stadium
Saturday 6 July 2019