'Little football club with a big heart' shows its appreciation

'Little football club with a big heart' shows its appreciation

By David Beddows | 17/02/2021

'Little football club with a big heart' shows its appreciation

A LOCAL football club has been using lockdown downtime to make some thoughtful additions to its home ground.


Officials at Maltby Main FC, in tandem with Maltby Main JFC, have erected a bench at Muglet Lane in memory of two of its legends, Albert Henson and his brother Horace “Lol” Henson, who died late last year.


The two gave sterling service and, along with Peter Kenny Snr, were instrumental in resurrecting the club in the early 1970s and spent countless hours rebuilding and improving the ground for Northern Counties East League football. 


The bench is inscribed with the words “In memory of Horace (Lol) and Albert Henson. Maltby through and through.”


Visitors to the ground will also be greeted with a new welcome sign when matches eventually restart.


A spokesman said: “A warm welcome and a ‘thanks for coming’ has always been the case at our club. 


“Now we’ve put it in writing.”

Albert Henson with the Rotherham Charity Cup in 1972.

Horace 'Lol' Henson (centre) at  Muglet Lane.