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ALTRINCHAM FC PLAYERS OF 1974/75

The following pen-pictures appeared in the "United Review" programme for the FA Cup 3rd Round Replay between Altrincham and Everton, held at Old Trafford on 7 January 1975.

Above: The teamsheet from the Altrincham v Everton game.

  • Peter Eales:

    (Goalkeeper) Now in his 2nd season with Altrincham after signing from South Liverpool where he spent 6 seasons. One of the most colourful characters in the Northern Premier League.

  • Stan Allan:

    Signed 3 years ago from Skelmersdale United whom he was with for 4 years. Holder of an F.A. Amateur Cup Winner's Medal. Started his career with Kirkby Town.

  • Ivan Crossley:

    New signing this summer after being released by Bangor City. Has had Football League experience with Coventry City. 22 years of age.

  • John Owens:

    In his 3rd year with Altrincham after a short time with Skelmersdale United. Former captain of the British Universities' Team, A very highly rated player by Altrincham Manager, Roy Rees.

  • Roy Hughes:

    Signed in the close season from Bangor City. Has had previous experience with Bury.

  • Len Dickinson:

    Club Skipper, who never gives less than 100%. Popular with the crowds wherever he plays. In his 3rd season after experience with Sheffield Wednesday, Oldham, Witton, Buxton and Mossley.

  • Ian Morris:

    Signed this close season from Macclesfield Town. An extremely fast, tricky winger now in his second spell with Altrincham. Has had Football League experience with Stockport County.

  • Graham Heathcote:

    Youngest member of the Team at 20 years of age. Made his way into the side via the Altrincham Youth Team. An extremely talented player, who is attracting a number of Football League Scouts to Moss Lane.

  • Phil Smith:

    Now in his third season with the Club. Scorer of many vital goals this season. Former member of the English Universities' team, now a schoolteacher in Liverpool. Recently signed professional by Altrincham.

  • John Hughes:

    Signed this summer from Bangor City. Former Welsh Under-23 International whilst with Blackpool. Second highest goalscorer in the League for the last two seasons and currently the leading scorer in the League this term. Has been tipped for a full Welsh International cap.

  • John Davison:

    Now in his 4th season with Altrincham. A member of the English and British University squad. Previously played as a youth at Burnley. Currently studying in his final year at Liverpool University.

  • Gerry Casey:

    One of the most outstanding players with the Club last season, a tower of strength, in the middle who has previously played with Tranmere Rovers and Ellesmere Port. Has been out with injury for most of this season, but is now challenging hard for his place.

  • Joe Pritchard:

    Last seasonís top scorer with the Robins, and third highest scorer in the Northern Premier League. A great player to watch. Also previously played with Tranmere Rovers and Ellesmere Port Town. Has been out with a serious injury since mid-September.

  • Andy Windsor:

    Now in his 3rd season at Altrincham. Renowned goal scorer in non-League soccer. Former England Amateur International. Scorer of one of the goals in Skelmersdale United F.A. Amateur Cup victory at Wembley.