HEARSAY

Ac­cring­ton fans get a treat ahead of their first home game of the sea­son

The Football League Paper - - NEWS -

AC­CRING­TON STAN­LEY came up smelling of roses af­ter their lunch-time kick off with Portsmouth.

Award-win­ning com­pany iflorist, based in Lan­cashire, gave out 125 red roses to mark the 125th an­niver­sary of the Football League.

iflorist ladies Emily Tay­lor, Francesca Berry and Lau­ren An­der­son gave out the roses to Ac­cring­ton and Pom­pey fans be­fore their League Two 2-2 draw.

“We wanted to do our bit to mark the 125th an­niver­sary of the League and what bet­ter way than say­ing it with roses at one of the founder mem­bers of the Football League at Ac­cring­ton?” said iflorist man­ag­ing di­rec­tor David Price.

Mean­while, Ac­cring­ton turn­stile op­er­a­tor June Jor­dan re­ceived a bunch of roses to mark her 50th wed­ding an­niver­sary to hus­band, life­long Stan­ley fan Barry.

June has worked on the away turn­stile for many years – and was work­ing yes­ter­day on her an­niver­sary – and was thrilled when iflorist sneaked up and gave her a hand­made bou­quet.

“I am stunned – and a bit shocked to be hon­est, I never ex­pected it,” said June.“We got mar­ried in 1963 in Ac­cring­ton and have been happy ever since!”

PIC­TURE: Ki­pax

IN BLOOM: Ac­cring­ton fans re­ceive their roses. Inset: June Jor­dan with her bou­quet

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