Northallerton Town has issued the following statement:

“It is with immense sadness that Northallerton Town has learnt of the passing, yesterday afternoon, of lifelong fan and former Secretary/Treasurer Ken Lomer.

“Supporters are the lifeblood of any football club and Ken had given over 40 years to Northallerton Town in a variety of volunteer roles as well as being a supporter and we are deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Ken was well know around the Northern League from his time as secretary, and still attended home game up until his admission to hospital about 4 weeks ago.

“The club will have a minute’s silence at our FA Vase game on Saturday to pay our respects and our deepest condolences go to Ken’s family.”