THURROCK FC has said a sad farewell to stalwart Bill Andrews who died recently.

Bill was formerly the club treasurer in the early days of Purfleet’s formation in the 1980s and was the brother of former chairman Bob Andrews.

Bill played a big part in helping the administration side of the club.

And fittingly there was a good turnout of old friends and club regulars at his funeral which took place at St John’s Church, Grays last week.