by Julie Kissick
ONE of the Welsh Premier League’s most decorated players, Gary Lloyd, is being honoured with a testimonial this afternoon.
The game at Barry Town’s Jenner Park kicks off at 2.30pm and includes a host of top-name players, including former Wales captain Craig Bellamy.
Lloyd played over 500 games in the domestic top-flight. He scored 90 league goals and also collected a record 18 trophies.
Please come and show your support for a club legend.
2:30pm today 💛💙
— Barry Town United (@BarryTownUnited) 23 September 2018
His contribution for Barry Town, Carmarthen Town and his hometown club Llanelli saw him inducted into the Welsh Premier League Hall of Fame in 2012.
He holds the record for most appearances in the WPL for Barry Town. He played 282 games for the club, winning seven league titles in eight seasons.
Lloyd is the only WPL player to be called up to the senior Wales squad after he was named by Bobby Gould to face Belgium in 1997. He was an unused substitute.
This afternoon’s match sees Barry Town Legends XI face Welsh Premier League Legends XI. Three-time title-winning coach Gary Barnett will lead Barry while Wales C boss Mark Jones manages the WPL side.
Cardiff City Academy coach Bellamy and ex internationals Andy Legg, Jason Bowen and Steve Jenkins all feature as does Newport County boss Mike Flynn.
Gary Lloyd Benefit Game|
— Barry Town United (@BarryTownUnited) September 9, 2018
The fundraising match kicks off at 2.30pm. Admission is £5 for adults and children are free.