Long serving Barry Town United duo leave Jenner Park

Barry Town United have confirmed the departures of two of their longest serving players in Michael Hartley and Lee Baldock.

Together, the pair have made almost 350 appearances between them, and will be sorely missed by the Barry Town United faithful.

Hartley joined the Vale of Glamorgan outfit in 2010, and since his move the Town, he’s made a total of 184 appearances, scoring a total of 37 goals. Hartley endured his finest season during the 2013/2014 season, when scoring on 16 occasions in 28 appearances.

There is no doubt Hartley has been a fantastic ambassador for Barry Town United and his presence and experience will be missed by both players and fans alike.

Baldock is another player the Town faithful will be sad to see go. The former Sully Sports player made a total of 156 appearances for the club, as well as scoring on nine occasions.

The versatility of Baldock made him a well-respected footballer at Jenner Park – during his six-year spell at his hometown club, Baldock was seen as a key asset for Chesterfield’s side.

Baldock also played a key part last season as Barry Town United returned to the Welsh Premier League for the first time in 13-years, which included him scoring in the historic 11-0 win over Risca United in May – Town’s biggest victory since 1998.

And speaking to Barry Town United’s website, Chesterfield was full of praise for both players and wished them all the best for the future.

He said:

“They have both shown us immense loyalty and have been instrumental to our success over the past four seasons.

“Their legacy at the club is safe and I know how proud they are to have secured promotion for the club, back to the Welsh Premier League.

“Whilst I am sad to see them depart, I understand both of their needs to play regular football and I wish them both all the best at their new clubs.”

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