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FA Cup fans uniting for matchday tribute to Glovers stalwart

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Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town fans are uniting in north London when they meet in the FA Cup to pay tribute to Glovers stalwart Martin Baker.

The editor of the popular independent fan website Ciderpace for more than two decades, his sudden death at the age of 52 was announced last Saturday night.

A minute’s applause in his memory will take place just before the fourth qualifying round clash kicks off on Saturday at Coles Park.

The tribute was organised after Yeovil’s Isthmian League Premier Division hosts agreed to a request from a Glovers fan.

Dedication

Tributes have been flooding into Huish Park since the death of one of the National League club’s most respected supporters, best known for his dedication to providing fans with the latest Glovers news and information.

He also built an extensive historical archive for fans to tap in to and the Yeovil Town Supporter Alliance has also announced plans to honour his memory this weekend and again when the club hosts Boreham Wood.

The group’s chairman Rich Rendell said: “We send our condolences to Martin’s family and friends on the sad news of his passing away last weekend.

“He will be greatly missed by the club and the Yeovil Town fans. Especially for his outstanding work in running the Ciderspace website.

“The Supporter Alliance is looking at arranging a tribute to ‘Badger’ at Saturday’s game against Haringey Borough.

“We will be involved in the discussions with the club regarding a similar tribute to Martin at the next home game against Boreham Wood.”

Team tribute

Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll has also paid his own tribute.

Sarll said: “It’s individuals like Martin that make and made Yeovil the wonderful, family environment it is. I’ll miss his updates and his contribution and loyalty to Yeovil Town.

“It is our duty to make sure that Yeovil strives for further successes and allows him to watch from above and be proud of our future achievements.

“This club is a family and we support each other through the good and the bad. We open our arms to his family and friends at such a sad time. They are always welcome at Huish Park.”

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