Gordon Lawton (1953-2017)

We were all saddened to learn of the news today that club legend, Gordon Lawton, had passed away.

Gordon was Oldham Athletic through and through.  Having joined the club in 1986 there is not much that he didn’t know about Oldham Athletic, and he was loved by everyone.

He was a man many of the Trust Directors and members classed as a friend first and foremost, and we could all be sure of a warm welcome, withering put-down, or witty remark whenever we saw Gordon…usually all three within minutes.

He will be sadly missed by us all.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Lorraine, and his family and friends at this time.

The staff at the club, both past and present are also in our thoughts as they come to terms with the loss of their valued colleague, friend, mentor and legend.  A large piece of Oldham Athletic will never be the same again, but he will never be forgotten.

RIP Gordon.