A FOOTBALL legend who captained the Harwich and Parkeston team as they played in front of 100,000 people in Wembley has died.

Eric Tyrrell was a driving force in the 1953 FA Amateur Cup final match, which is the top highlight of the team's history.

A former electrician at Parkeston Quay Eric, who passed up a chance to play for Arsenal in his youth, died suddenly last Thursday at his home aged 90.

He leaves a wife, two children, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

*A MINUTE silence is being held to mark the passing of three football greats.

Harwich and Parkeston Football Club will honour the lives of Eric Tyrrell, Roger Stevens and Don Candy at the beginning of tomorrow's home match against Earls Colne at 3pm.

The club's flag is currently flying at half mast in memory of the former greats.