Town skipper Jimmy Fry made his 100th Stratford appearance in the fixture at Stourbridge on Monday evening which was a tremendous personal landmark for the popular defensive midfielder even if the game didn’t go as well on the pitch as he would have wished.
Jimmy made his Town debut in the match at Kettering on August Bank Holiday Saturday two years ago coming on as a 71st minute substitute to replace a certain Will Grocott. On the Bank Holiday Monday he was in the starting line-up for the home game against his old club Leamington, and he has been a permanent fixture ever since.
From then on he was only missing for two games in the 2016/17 season both of which were Cup ties where Carl Adams elected to rest his senior players in order to provide game time to some fringe members of the squad, and with the Town boss quickly recognising his leadership qualities he soon took over the captain’s armband.
Last season followed a similar pattern with Jimmy featuring in 50 of Town’s 55 matches to take his total to 98 at the end leaving just two to go this time round to reach the century.
And he also got on the scoresheet last term netting against St Neots in the third game of the season followed by another in the 4-1 F A Cup tie win over Redditch United and then adding a third at St Ives in the closing weeks of the season.
Ultra reliable and consistent Jimmy’s on-field presence is vitally important, and all Town supporters congratulate him on reaching 100 and look forward to seeing him clock up many more.