Joe Dixon’s

Football Memories

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1978 / 1979 Season


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.


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The photo below shows the squad for the 5-1 home win over Carlisle City on 4th November 1978.

























  Back from left  :- Ken Bowmaker (Asst Man), Kevin Frater, Brian Page, Dave Elliot, Billy Mitchell,                            Steve Morrison, Frank Robson, Jimmy Usher and T Ashford (Sec)

  
Front from left :- Stuart Ogden, Dave Copeland, Rob Curry, Bobby Pickering, N Hall (Mascot),                            Steve Cuthburtson and Bobby Malt


Some players missing from this photo :- Stephen Hills, Joe Dixon and Tommy Crake


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Below are some of the reports for this season.












































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.


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