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Kellow family thank Exeter City for great day out

10 April 2017

Tony's family have an 'amazing' time at St James Park

More than 20 members of Tony’s Kellow family made the trip to St James Park on Saturday to cheer on Exeter City in their League Two encounter with Newport County AFC.

Tony, City’s record goalscorer with 150 to his name, has been sadly missed by everyone at St James Park following his passing on February 20, 2011, at the age of 58. 

Therefore, the club was delighted to welcome his extended family to the Park on Saturday as they made the trip up from Budock Water, near Falmouth, for the game. 

The Kellows were given a tour of the ground, where they got to see Tony’s Golden Boot – when he finished as the joint top scorer in the English Football League for the 1980/81 season with 33 goals – as well as the changing rooms, the boardroom and the dugouts. 

After that, the family had a meal in the hospitality section of the ground before some of Tony’s great nieces and nephews became the flag bearers on the pitch as the two sides came out for kick-off.

Steve Kellow, Tony’s nephew, who organised the trip said: “It was a great opportunity for us to come and celebrate Tony’s career and it was a brilliant day out. 

“Every single bit of the experience was exceptional. The hospitality we received catered for all the ages perfectly. A few of us, especially myself and my boys, hope to come up to St James Park more frequently. Hopefully, we can make it before the end of the season and watch the club gain promotion.”

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