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Peter Overton – Rest In Peace

Maidstone United are saddened to learn of the death of former Stones player Peter Overton at the age of just 43.

Overton was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour last year and was the beneficiary of a game at the Gallagher Stadium two summers ago to raise money for him and his family.

Overton had two spells at Maidstone, first in the County League era and again in the Kent League under the management of Alan Walker and Lloyd Hume. Speaking to the club last year, Hume said:

“When we came to Maidstone, we brought three or four players who followed us around and Ovey was always crucial.

“He was loved in the changing room by all the boys but he was a hell of a player as well.

“In our first couple of seasons at Maidstone he wasn’t just instrumental on the pitch, he was instrumental to get other players in because he was one of those characters that people liked being around.

“He was such a vibrant guy and so full of life.

“He was always important and that’s why we took him wherever we went, including Maidstone.”

All at Maidstone United send their deepest condolences to Peter’s family and friends.