We at 100 Years of Coconuts, along with Cambridge United, were privileged to welcome the families of Teddy Bowd and Ray Freeman – both United heroes who died recently – to the Abbey Stadium for the Port Vale game last Saturday.
The families, guests of the club, stood with the rest of the crowd as a minute's applause for the two former U's rang out around the stadium before kick-off.
Afterwards, they joined supporters and club officials in the Premier Travel Suite to raise a glass to the memory of two men who did much to raise the profile of the club they served with distinction.
Sadly, we didn't manage to capture a photograph of the Ray Freeman group, but Teddy's family gathered in the home dugout for our photographer (above, right).
And we're pleased to say that we have secured evidence of the attendance of (possibly) United's youngest supporter – three-week-old Milo, grandson of Ray.
Milo is said to have slept throughout the game, thereby missing a determined, disciplined 1-0 win for the U's.
There have been games we would have been glad to sleep through, but this wasn't one of them.