Peter Tierney: Peter was a gentleman and will be sorely missed by everybody at the Mead

Friday 06th July 2018

TRIBUTES have poured in for Peter Tierney, who passed away this morning after a short illness.

Mr Tierney was one of two of the original founders of Thamesmead Town Football Club back in 1971 and was a club president of the Bostik South East Division club.

Peter Tierney - Mr Thamesmead Town FC

A club statement said:  “To give 47 years of your time to one club is a huge credit and testament to the kind of man that Peter was – it was a massive achievement and one of which every single person who had the honour to know Peter can account to and are very proud of.

“Matchday really won’t be the same ever again without Peter’s smiling face and warm welcome.

“Peter was a gentleman and will be sorely missed by everybody at the Mead and we send his family our deepest and sincere condolences at this time.”

Mike Green, of Thamesmead Town, said:  “RIP Peter. It was an honour and a privilege to have known you and to have spent time with you, sharing some of your wonderful footballing memories.”

Current Sevenoaks Town manager Micky Collins said: “Such sad news to hear of Mr Thamesmead Town FC passing away, such a gentleman. My thoughts are with his family and everyone concerned with the club.”

A brokenhearted Linda McFadden, the wife of Erith & Belvedere chairman John, said: “John and myself have known Peter, Pat and their children for many years. We all moved onto Thamesmead when it was first built.  Their children and ours grew up together and played for Thamesmead Town FC as youngsters. It was an honour knowing and having you as a friend. RIP Pete.”

Marc Seager, the former Whitstable Town manager, added: “Very sad to hear the news.  As a visiting player, manager, spectator, Peter and his club always made me feel very welcome.”

Cray Wanderers striker Michael Power, who started his career with The Mead, added: “So sad.”

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