Maldon and Tiptree Fc have paid tribute to Honorary Vice-President Bob Baker.

He died on Monday (January 4), at the age of 93 after a number of years involved with the club, donating his time and ensuring operations ran smoothly.

The club said it would be hard to find anybody with a 'more positive outlook on life'.

They said: "Bob, had been involved with both Tiptree United and Maldon & Tiptree for a number of years, remembered by many for operating the turnstiles at Chapel Road in the days of Tiptree United and then Park Drive.

"Over the years, Bob donated countless hours to both football clubs, ensuring that operations ran smoothly."

"The thoughts of everyone at Maldon & Tiptree Football Club are with Bob's family and friends at this difficult time. Bob will be greatly missed by everyone at Park Drive and will be forever remembered as a club legend."

Club Chairman, Ron Dangerfield said: “Bob will be dearly missed.

"He was always ready to greet all in the Boardroom with a smile and some fantastic tales, and it will be hard to find anybody who had a more positive outlook on life.

"This is incredibly sad news but he will be remembered with extreme fondness by myself and all that were fortunate enough to know him”.