Non-league football club give 82-year old linesman duty in weekend’s match

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Non-League club Mickleover Athletic handed 82-year old Terence Whittaker linesman duty in a fairytale story.

The Midlands club, who sit at the top of the Mel Williams Premier Division, were getting ready to face Bargate Rovers and they made the decision to give Whittaker the task of running the line for the match.

At 82, you’d think he’d be one to sit in the sands and watch the game but Whittaker was more than happy to take the job, with Mickleover going on to beat Bargate 3-0 to extend their lead at the top of the table to 20 points.

Mickleover hearts were warmed when Whittaker told the club after the match that the game marked his 2,082nd fixture and he was currently in his 67th consecutive season of being a linesman.

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The tweet from the club has received over 9,000 likes and 389 retweets, with even the official England Football account commenting: “Age is just a number! An incredible feat from Terence, 2082 matches and still going strong 💪“.

Hopefully Terence can keep going for many more years!

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