Date: 1st September 2010 at 10:10pm
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DESCRIBED by many as a ‘terrace legend’ and a ‘big part of the Accrington matchday experience’, life long Reds supporter Antony Cox will be sorely missed at the Crown Ground.

‘Coxy’ as he was known amongst his friends, was struck by a train near Church and Oswaldtwistle Station, killing him instantly.

Accrington’s Chief Executive Rob Heys had known the 33-year-old for many years and told of how gutted he was at the news.

‘This news has come like a bolt out of the blue. I knew Antony for years and years.’ Heys told the Lancashire Telegraph.

‘As long as I have been going to Stanley as a little lad, Coxy has been there.

‘It`s just unbelievable. We feel great sympathy for him and for his family.

‘He will certainly be missed at the club.”

Fans also left condolences on a club forum,Accrington Web (click to view the thread).

One fan described Cox as a ‘real fan’ on the website saying: ‘This is a real heart breaker. Im stunned. RIP MATE, U WHERE A TRUE FAN, PUT MANY TO SHAME. Generous, kind, passionate, warm, genuine, stanley through and through, a Real fan. I’m stunned, I don’t know what to say. This is so sad, tears wont cover the great lad you where.’

DAV007 ended his post, in the same way I will end this article.

Forever Stanley, Forever Coxy.