The Cobblers Legends line-up for a team picture during half-time of Saturday's 125th anniversary match against Tranmere Rovers on Saturday (Pictures: Pete Norton)

Legends honoured as Cobblers celebrate 125th birthday in style at Sixfields

It was a special day at Sixfields on Saturday as the club celebrated its 125th birthday in style.

By Jeremy Casey
Monday, 7th March 2022, 2:05 pm

On the pitch Jon Brady's team did the business as they claimed a thrilling 3-2 win over Tranmere Rovers to maintain their promotion push in Sky Bet League Two.

They did it while wearing the special sky blue and brown commemorative kit that was a replica of the kit the team wore in their very first match back in September, 1897.

There was a lot of activity before the match as the club marked a special milestone, and then at the half-time break a squad of former players were introduced to the 7,000-plus crowd, shaking the hand of chairman Kelvin Thomas on the way.

Players from various eras of the past 50 years all received great cheers from the crowd, but there was definitely an increase in volume for the likes of Graham Carr, Ian Sampson, Scott McGleish and David Buchanan.

Photographer Pete Norton was on the Sixfields pitch to capture the moment when each player emerged from the tunnel, and you can see his pictures here and read about the legends' contributions to the club's history.

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