Jul 27 2012 By Jon Batham
WAYNE Walters has played his last game for Harrow Borough, the club confirmed this week.
Borough boss Dave Anderson broke his holiday in France to reveal exclusively to the Observer he had taken the tough decision to end the relationship between the veteran defender and his beloved Reds which stretched back more than a decade.
In that time Walters made the No 4 shirt his own personal property, clocking up 549 first XI appearances up to the end of last season, more than anyone in Boro’s history, many of them as club captain.
However, during a training session at Earlsmead last week he was called aside and told there would be no 550th outing and that he had pulled on the shirt for the last time.
Anderson admits it was a tough call bringing an end to the club’s association with a man some have dubbed ‘Mr Harrow Borough’ and he was quick to pay him generous tribute.
“What Wayne achieved at Harrow Borough both last season for me and in the 10 years or so before that has set a record which is never likely to be surpassed.
“His conduct as a player has always been exemplary and professional and I have the utmost respect for him as a player and a man.
“I just felt because of where we want to head it was time to make a change purely for footballing reasons, but would like to wish Wayne every success.”