THREE legends of Barry Town Utd FC were celebrated as they left the club, with this report by Ian Johnson.

The recent Barry Town United awards night marked the end of an era for the club, with three long-serving players leaving at the end of this season, and being given a great send off.

Mike Lewis, Jordan Cotterill and Chris Hugh were all part of the squad which twice won promotion to the Cymru Premier in 2017 and 2023, twice qualified for Europe in 2019 and 2020, as well as winning the Welsh Blood Service League Cup South and National trophies last year.

All three players have made more than 200 appearances for the club in that time.

Midfielder, Jordan Cotterill was the first of the trio to join Barry, making his debut back in 2013, in an away match at Monmouth Town.

In total, Cotterill made 273 appearances for the club, starting 233 times. He scored 92 goals for Barry, including 27 in 2013-14 when Barry won Welsh League Division Three, and became club captain in 2018.

Barry And District News: Cotterill made 273 appearances for the clubCotterill made 273 appearances for the club (Image: Perry Dobbins Photography)

Goalkeeper, Mike Lewis, and defender, Chris Hugh both joined the club in Summer 2016, when Barry were in Welsh League Division One, winning the title in their first season at the club.

With both players having been regular first choice players for the past eight years, it is unsurprising that they have similar numbers of appearances – Chris Hugh having played 228 times for Barry and Mike Lewis making 225 appearances.

Despite being a defender, Hugh scored 14 goals for the club.

In addition to playing for Barry, Hugh was also capped for Wales at futsal and called up to the Wales C squad, as was Cotterill during his time at the club.

Having previously played at Cymru Premier level for both Carmarthen and Aberystwyth, Lewis has played more than 300 top flight games in Wales, as well as his two title-winning seasons in tier two with Barry.

In goal for Barry, Lewis kept 70 clean sheets – one appearance in three.

Barry Town wish all three the best for the future – they’ll always be welcome back at the club.