Hall of Fame: Mark Ovendale

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Monday, 8 Apr 2013, 22:30

The late Mark Ovendale, goalkeeper in Barry Town’s all-conquering team, is the next member of the Hall of Fame.

Despite only spending three years with Barry Town, Ovendale had a significant impact on the club.

Hailing from Leicester, Ovendale played half a dozen matches for Northampton before signing for Barry in 1995, becoming a key member of the team that won three consecutive league championships, as well the Welsh Cup in 1997.

While playing for Barry, Ovendale went without conceding a goal in the league for over a thousand minutes, a record that still stands today.

He went on to represent Bournemouth and Luton in the Football League, but in August 2011 Ovendale lost his battle with cancer and passed away, aged only thirty seven years old.