Barry Town Supporters Committee make latest Hall of Fame presentations

Barry And District News: Clive Ayres and Malcolm Tapscott with awards. Clive Ayres and Malcolm Tapscott with awards.

THE Barry Town Supporters Committee made its latest Hall of Fame presentations to former players Clive Ayres and Malcolm Tapscott (accepting on behalf of brother Derek).

Derek Tapscott spent four successful seasons at Jenner Park, before famously signing for Arsenal in October 1953. Winning over a dozen caps for Wales, the Barry-born inside-right scored in the 2-1 win over England in 1955 and would also be a part of the first ever Cardiff City side to compete in Europe – claiming the club record for most goals in a single match (six!) along the way.

Clive Ayres was Barry Town's leading forward of the 1970s, finishing as the first team's top goalscorer for five seasons and amassing an remarkable tally of 19 hat-tricks (a figure surpassed only by the legendary Dai Ward of the 1920s and 30s). Among his achievements with Barry, the 1976-77 campaign saw Ayres bag a mighty haul of 46 goals from 46 starts.

BTSC representatives Eric Thomas and David Cole made the presentations pitchside before Barry's Welsh Cup win over Ely Rangers, which the former players stayed on to enjoy.

The Hall of Fame was set up by the Supporters Committee to honour the achievements of exceptional players and managers from across Barry Town's 100 years of football.

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