Wayne (Jonesy) Jones.
Wayne started playing senior football aged 14 with local side Aylburton Rovers. He made a name for himself by scoring goals on a regular basis and joined Lydney Town aged 17 because of the lads he was at school with. After a slow start making his way in the reserve team he eventualy broke into the first team and never looked back. The highlight of his time was to captain the side during the Senior League Div 1 title winning season of 1979/80. He ended up top scorer for the club for 8 seasons Wayne then suffered a serious knee injury during the club's first spell in the Hellenic League and this restricted his season to a 19 goal total. Wayne stayed for a second season before moving to local rivals Viney St.Swithins. He went on to win Senior League Div 2 in the first season followed by the Senior League Cup. After taking on the job of joint manager in his 3rd season, wayne left the club to join Ellwood in the County League aged 31. In his first 2 seasons with them they came 3rd and runners-up before becoming the first ever side from the Forest to take the title and thus break the Bristol monopoly. After 8 more seasons with the club wayne returned to manage Lydney Town who were now in the Senior League once again. Wayne failed to enjoy the experience and handed the job over after just 1 season. He played out his career in all 3 sides at Lydney, finaly calling it a day after a bad knee injury aged about 40!!!. Wayne is still very much regular visitor to the club and helps out with the clubs website.