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Former player Leonard 'Lew' Horder dies, aged 88

5 November 2014

All at Cheltenham Town Football Club have been saddened this week to learn of the death of former player Lew Horder at the age of 88.

Leonard 'Lew' Horder was originally from Yate just north of Bristol and played for Iron Acton and Bristol Rovers before joining Cheltenham Town in 1949.

Over the next seven seasons he became a highly popular and consistent player, missing only eight first team games between 1950 and 1956.

He played against Reading in the FA Cup first round in 1950 in front of a crowd of 16,500 and was close to ever-present in the team that finished runners-up in the Southern League in 1955-56.

A consistent and hard-working full-back or half-back who also worked in the building trade around Cheltenham for most of his life, Horder made a total of 320 first team appearances scoring seven goals.

There will be a longer feature on Lew Horder in Saturday's programme for the visit of Swindon Town.

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