The only records of playing for Ryhope are the following three reports showing wins
over Washington Star. The first report appeared in the Football Echo on the 18th
March 2006 and is obviously from the same game as the second report. The winning
goal was scored by Keith Hembrough. Keith, who I played with at both Ryhope CA and
Silksworth 'Buffs', was never known as a goalscorer but he was always capable of
notching the odd, and often important, goal. He scored 8 goals in 15 games for Ryhope
CA in the 1968/1969 season.
As my memory dosn't recall much about this season I presume I didn't play too many
games. Names that come to mind, who may have been there, are Ronnie Christie Manager,
Norman Baird, Brian Baird, Gordon Baird (all brothers), Frankie Gilmore and Stan
Cowie. I appologise to the other players for remembering very little about this season.