TRIBUTES were paid at Wednesfield on Saturday to club legend and stalwart of the Wolverhampton football scene Robert Morris.
The friendly game with Shifnal was dedicated to Morris - affectionately known as Moggsy - who was general manager at Wednesfield at the time of his death in November 2020, aged just 62.
The father of two (pictured below) had also previously managed the team at Wednesfield and had spells at Great Wyrley and Darlaston FC, as well as being heavily involved in Sunday football in the area.
Wednesfield had originally planned to offically name their main stand at Amos Lane after him at the West Midlands League fixture with Shifnal over Christmas, but the game was postponed and then the season curtailed altogether.
So they arranged a friendly against the same opposition and unveiled the plaque on the stand before the game (action pic below). Members of the organising committee of the JW Hunt charity cup also donated a framed shirt to mark Moggsy's seven appearances as manager of teams in the final of the competition, traditionally played at Molineux.
Secretary of Wednesfield Kevin Hyde, who is also on the JW Hunt cup committee, said Robert loved football and dedicated a large part of his life to the game, particularly in the Wolverhampton area.
He said: "It was a great occasion on Saturday and gave the many people, family and friends who were shocked at his death the chance to pay tribute in a fitting way.
"The original game was postponed due to the weather and then both clubs moved leagues so it was good we could re-arrange the fixture as a friendly at the earliest opportunity and finally mark Robert' service to the club and the game."
*Wednesfield have arranged a home friendly with Hampton FC for Wednesday night, admission £5 adults and £3 concessions and kick off 7.45pm.
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