ROBBIE Williams had his own fan club in London. The Town fullback, marking some of the country’s top players, had great backing from the stands.
His very own RW Supporters Club was led by his mum Janice, sister Tammy (14), aunt Margaret Brook, cousins Sean Williams (14), Lewis Cahill (14), and Hedley Conway (13), sister in law Jade Meeson and girlfriend Lynsey Gartland.
They made the journey down the M1 to Stamford Bridge from Pontefract – along with 6,200 other Town fans – and loved every minute of the day.
“We’re all Town fans since Robbie signed,” said Janice.
“It’s been a massive day and I know Robbie enjoyed the whole experience. I spoke to him on the phone and he’s really loved it all”.
Young Lewis Carney, eight, of Cleckheaton, was hoping for a change of luck that sadly didn’t come.
His last game for his own team back in Cleckheaton ended in a 10-0 defeat, and he and his parents Robert and Gillian had travelled down to the capital on coach number 13.
Lewis predicted a 2-1 Town win but enjoyed the day out despite the final score.
So, too, did Town fan Mark Biddle.
He lives in Dartford, Kent, having moved there from Huddersfield when he was a baby but still supports his home town team – making the 440-mile round trip for every Galpharm game.
He was at the Bridge with girlfriend Karen Lightfoot, of Oakes, and they enjoyed the occasion.
Chris Sheard, of Mirfield, was joined in the Shed End by daughter Becki, 16, and son James, 11.
Their dream was to be able to cheer a Town goal – one that came true thanks to Michael Collins in first-half injury time.
“We wanted to enjoy the whole day and that’s what we have done,” said Chris, a Town fan for many years.
The Armitage family, of Mirfield, were outside the ground as Town’s players arrived on their team coach and gave them a special welcome.
Dad Martin was joined by Julian, Cherry, Thomas, 8, and Ben, 10, as well as Cherry’s boyfriend Ben Moulton.
“The best result would have been a draw here and a replay at the Galpharm,” said Martin. “But it’s a great day out”.
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