Memory Lane – 1972/73 Season (Part 2)

Instalment number four sees part two of the 1972/73 season.  Match reports, tables, rep squads and letters to the paper.

Thanks once again to Dave Taylor, long standing committee member and local referee of over fifty years for giving access to his collection of press cuttings.

Lancashire Sunday Trophy and Queens Cup draws plus Great Eccleston beat Bispham North End.

The last of the first round Gledhill ties take place as well as a few replays.

A big win for the Dinmore and a club profle for North bank FC

Peter Collins, the league registration secretary at the time, makes his feelings on the 'ridiculously' high fines handed down by the LFA perfectly clear to the Evening Gazette.

Mr Collins was supported by this poor player who had been hit by one of these 'savage' fines.

Second round Gledhill results.

Round 2 write up.  Fylde Rangers held by the Co-op Sports Club.

More tables.

Sands FC end Oceans 18 month run of unbeaten league games.  How would they react to defeat ?  Nicky Nixon scores four for Christ the King.

Round 2 Gledhill replays

The third round draw.

Club profile for the Oxford and the Rep Squads for Under Eighteens and Open Age are announced.

The Under 18's are unlucky against a Manchester Under 21's side but the open age squad win 2-0.

New job for Frank Olsson at Wren Rovers.

Lytham St Annes Catholic Club FC

Tony Harrison of Blackpool Mechanics looks to sign for southport.  Tony's brother Steve Harrison was the Blackpool FC full back.  He later went on to assist Graham Taylor at Aston Villa and England.

Melling Shield (1st Division Cup) and Howcroft Cup draws.

A great win over the leaders for Red Star.

Third round Gledhill results.  Preesall Colts inconsistent.

Profile on Blackpool Supporters Club FC

Leading goalscorers.

Next week sees the third and final part of the 1972/73 season including final tables and reports on the major Cup finals.Sportspy 2005/06

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