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FPA: Long serving 80's duo Ray Baverstock and Nick Jordan return

30 January 2019

Club News

FPA: Long serving 80's duo Ray Baverstock and Nick Jordan return

30 January 2019

This weekend the Cheltenham Town Former Players' Association will welcome back two ex-Robins players from the 1980's in Ray Baverstock and Nick Jordan for the Cambridge United match.

Baverstock and Jordan spent 16 years with the club between them and both played for the majority of Cheltenham's first spell in the Football Conference as teammates. 

Southall-born Baverstock racked up an incredible 323 appearances for the club, scoring 31 goals from either midfield or defence as he established himself in the engine room very quickly.

Despite being a tough tackling defensively minded player, he finished as the club's top scorer during his first season in Gloucestershire with 13 goals after signing following a spell with Swindon Town in 1983. 

During his second campaign at Whaddon Road, Baverstock helped the club win promotion to the Conference as Southern League champions. 

In the seven years that he spent with the Robins, Baverstock won a number of honours including the player of the year award in 1987-88 - finally leaving the club in 1990 for local rivals Gloucester City after a very succesful time with Cheltenham. 

A more attack minded midfielder who operated on the left, Nick Jordan was rewarded for his distinguished service to the club along with Baverstock in 1990, as the Robins beat Everton 1-0 in a joint benefit match. 

Jordan featured for Cheltenham for nearly a decade in a nine season stint between 1983 and 1991 and was a proper utility man who operated in virtually every position on the pitch.

Another star of the 1984-85 Southern League title winning campaign, Jordan comfortably made the step up to the top tier of non-league and made a remarkable 348 appearances - scoring 64 goals.

Please give both loyal servants to the club a warm welcome 'home' this weekend as the Robins take on the U's, you can buy your tickets for the important Sky Bet League Two fixture by clicking here.


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