TWO lifelong Barnsley FC fans were treated to a special meal at a recent game.

Ben Cox, 89, and Gordon Renshaw, 92, were invited to spend the afternoon in the club’s hospitality suite as guests of Pukka Pies and Eric Twigg Foods.

The two pensioners shared stories of their decades watching Barnsley matches, including how Ben’s father - who had brought him to his first game in 1943 during the Second World War - had drank out of the FA Cup in 1912.

“We were playing York City - that’s all I remember about it,” he said.

“There was a section in the stand that held children.

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“You can’t imagine it now, but I remember queuing to get through the turnstiles.”