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Yesteryears Picture 11 explained: a memorable occasion from May 1970
Birthday greetings on Tuesday to Vice President Lee Williams, Tony Osborne, Cara Finn and Rhys Heathcote!
Yesteryears Picture 13: Tony Beale. Another local lad who included Bristol City and Ashford Town amongst his clubs, Tony ended his career at the Green at a time when we were making our way in the old Kent Amateur League. Tony was equally happy in midfield or at the back where he played for Ashford. During his one season with us, we played home matches at Carters Field and Capel Road. ‘Bilko’ scored seven goals in seventeen league and cup appearances for the Green’s first team.
Yesteryears Picture 12: Gordon Burden. Born locally, the skilful winger had three spells with his home club Ashford Town, beginning in the mid 1950s. One of his most memorable moments was scoring against Chelsea despite a 7-2 defeat in a match arranged to celebrate the new floodlights at Essella Park. Jimmy Greaves netted four that night. Gordon’s other clubs were Doncaster Rovers, Hastings United, Bretts Sports as Player Manager until their folding in 1975, Deal Town (Player Manager), Sheppey United, Sittingbourne (Player Manager) and Herne Bay (Player Manager). But perhaps his most satisfying spell was his three seasons at Margate, whom he joined in March 1966. At Hartsdown, Gordon netted 88 goals from 199 appearances.
Yesteryear Picture No 14 – remembering Derek McQuillan