Wolves heroes of the Sherpa Van Trophy final take part in special 30th anniversary show

By Jamie Brassington | Sport | Published:

Wolves heroes of the 1988 Sherpa Van cup final rolled back the years during a special show marking the 30th anniversary of the historic victory.

Ally Robertson, Keith Downing and Robbie Dennison at the Cleveland Arms last night

Keith Downing, Robbie Dennison and Ally Robertson took part in the event, called 'The Sherpa Van Anniversary Show', which was hosted by former goalkeeper Matt Murray at the Cleveland Arms in Wolverhampton.

Scores of avid Wolves fans packed into the pub to hear tales from the footballing legends of yesteryear last night.

All three were part of the triumphant Wolves side which beat Burnley 2-0 at Wembley on May 29 in 1988, attended by around 48,000 gold and black supporters.

They were thrilled to be taking part in the event and to be able to 'reconnect with the fans'.

Downing, now an England under-19 coach, said: "I was very honoured to be part of the Wolves set up for 12 years and to get a connection back with the supporters is great.

"I am hoping I have a good night and for them we can recall a few old stories and make them laugh and feel proud of the football club. I am really pleased to be here."

Dennison, who scored the second goal that day with a free kick, said: "It doesn't feel like 30 years ago, time goes really quick but I still remember the day and the celebrations.

"Supporters still hold it in high regard."

Robertson added: "It was fantastic to be at the club during that time. They were great times."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Wolves Reporter - @JamieB_Star

Sports reporter, primarily covering Wolves. Call me on 01902319464 or email


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