This first season in the Northern Alliance also proved to be the last season, with
the ‘CA’ for Brian Page,Bobby Pickering,Billy Mitchell and myself.
So my 'CA career lasted from the clubs first ever game in 1963 until 1979. The only
season I didn't play was in 1965/1966 season. As the club did not function for 3
seasons, starting 1975/1976, I played in 12 out of the 13 seasons.
This photo shows Brian Page in action against Carlisle City on 4th November 1978.
This proved to be Brian’s last season with the Club having started in 1968 and he
probably played around 330 games. He was captain for most of this time and was without
doubt one of the main reasons the Club had been so successful.
With Harry Clark, Norman
T Taylor, who both finished earlier, and the players leaving this season, they were
the backbone of the clubs success. Between us our total appearances for the club
is around 1900 games. It was a pleasure to play along side such talent.