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NPL CUP WINNERS REUNITE AT PIRELLI STADIUM

7 November 2016

TWO former team mates were reunited at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday as Burton Albion faced Barnsley in the Championship.

Iain MacLain made his first ever visit to the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday, he was one of Neil Warnock’s first signings for the Brewers when he took over from Ian Storey-Moore in 1981.

Clive Arthur was also at the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday as the NPL Cup winners reunited for the first time since they won the cup back in 1983.

On April 19, 1983,  Burton Albion played arch rivals Macclesfield at Manchester City’s old ground Maine Road in the Northern Premier League Cup final winning 2-1 thanks to a late goal from Paul Fisher.

The team that night was: Paul Evans, Clive Arthur, Kenny Blair, Steve Dolby, David Vaughan, Ian Vaughan, Andy Harrison, Iain MacLain, Paul Froggatt, Paul Fisher, Bob Gauden, Sub: Nigel Simms.

Iain has been living and working in Austria for the last 11 years and has therefore never had the chance to see Albion play at the Pirelli Stadium.

He said: “”It was great to visit the new stadium and meet so many familiar faces from the past. Although the club has moved on remarkably since I played there, it was nice to find the club has retained a friendly, family atmosphere."

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