Peebles club mourns legendary eccentric match reporter Maurice

Maurice Gordon. (Peebles Rovers)
Maurice Gordon. (Peebles Rovers)

THE football community in Peebles – and the wider Borders – has lost one of its most devoted and longest standing members following the death of Maurice Gordon.

The 62-year-old was found on Sunday morning after he had not been spotted in his home town for a couple of days.

It is believed Maurice started writing Peebles Rovers match reports for a number of Borders newspapers – including TheSouthern – in 1974 and had a record of every game played by the club in the 37 years since.

He could be relied upon to provide detailed and entertaining match reports throughout the season – even when Rovers finished with just three points in 2008/09.

The son of a banker, Maurice was originally from Huntly, but moved to Peebles at a young age where he was a Rangers supporter, before turning his attentions to the Whitestone Park club with whom he was made a life member at the start of this season.

He was also involved with Peebles County Cricket Club and was a huge speedway fan.

Rovers chairman Colin MacDonald said: “Maurice worked so hard behind the scenes.

“Everyone from every club knew him and if he wasn’t at a game they would be asking where he was.

“He will be a massive loss to Peebles Rovers, a great guy whose eccentricity will be missed.”