VERNON LANG Obituary, Death – We are writing to express our deepest condolences as we tell you of the passing of former Magpie VERNON LANG. Our prayers, condolences, and thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. The FA Trophy competition that we participated in from 1976–1977 included a total of six games, and Vernon was a member of our team as we advanced to the quarterfinals of the competition. During that run, we were victorious over Wimbledon, a powerhouse non-league club at the time, and we went on to win the championship. Despite this, Dagenham defeated us in the rematch of the final eight stage of the competition, and we were ousted from the competition.

“A native of the area, Vernon was a member of the Rescue Motorcycle Institute (RMI) in both Chorley and Horwich. It is common knowledge that he is a very skilled player who operates in the center of the field and that he owns a significant amount of talent as a player. The trait that stood out the most about him was his ability to take the ball anytime it was offered to him, as he passed it off to other players very infrequently. The most noticeable quality he possessed was his capacity to take possession of the ball anytime it was presented to him. Even after we had quit playing at Horwich together, we continued to meet together on Thursday evenings with a number of other former players for a beer.

Even after we stopped playing together, we continued to keep in touch and hang out for a beer from time to time. Our friendship goes back a long way. It was a pleasure to go up against him at Horwich, which is where the competition took place. Everyone will experience loss in their own special way when he passes away.” – Ken Wright. During this difficult time, we are keeping Vernon’s family and friends in our thoughts and prayers as we think about them and keep them in our prayers.