WESTFIELDS chief executive Andy Morris had Chelsea manager Antonio Conte to thank for showing him the way to Stamford Bridge to attend the Non-League Paper's National Game Awards ceremony.
Morris – who picked up a lifetime achievement award for his 50 years' service at Westfields – had just got off at Fulham Broadway when he struggled to find his way to the home of the Premier League champions.
However, he noticed Conte was walking into Pret a Manger with his wife, so asked the Italian for directions.
"I congratulated him on winning the title and showed him the invitation for the awards," explained Morris.
"I told him that I had never been to Chelsea before and asked him how to find it.
"He was in jeans and a T-shirt and he was kind enough to sign the invitation."
Morris, who attended the ceremony with Westfields chairman John Morgan, said receiving a lifetime achievement award was the pinnacle of his 50-year association with Westfields.
Morris picked up the gong at Stamford Bridge, home of Premier League champions Chelsea, and he said it came as a huge surprise.
"I thought we were going up there because we were involved in the FA Cup awards, but Lincoln City won that," said Morris.
"We were mentioned along with Sutton United though, which was nice, but to be presented with the lifetime achievement award was amazing.
"You go through the highs and lows as a secretary and over the course of 50 years, there are many times when you're left at the ground on your own doing what you've been doing week, in week out.
"But you always remember the good times and I take great pride in the job and to be a part of the club."
Morgan paid tribute to Morris, saying he is the man that motivates people and keeps the club going.
“I’ve known Andy for a very long time, but since then he has been the mainstay of the football club and really kept it going, and this award is thoroughly deserved for all the work and endeavour he’s put in,” said Morgan.
“He always has a positive attitude and that’s one of the things that’s sustained his run.
“We’ve had a brilliant season, to get to the first round of the FA Cup, beating four teams from higher opposition made everything around the club electric.”