TULIPS: Spalding stalwart Short passes away

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SPALDING United are in mourning after the death of club stalwart David Short.

David, who celebrated his 80th birthday with family and ‘football friends’ at the club last September, was much, much more than a supporter.

He was a former director of the Tulips and rarely missed the club’s home games.

Club chairman Chris Toynton said: “David was a lovely man and a very dear friend. He was also very generous to the club, often sponsoring a game, the match ball or man-of-the-match.

“We are all going to miss him greatly and our heartfelt condolences go to his family at this very sad time.”