Players List 1967-82, L-N

Frank Lane (left) and David Lawson

LANE Frank

Born Wallasey, 20 July 48

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 80

BTFC appearances 42 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Kettering

From BTFC to ?[retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Stanley Arms [Wallasey], Tranmere, Liverpool, Notts Co/?

Notes Signed on eve of 80/1 season, left at its end. Sold by Tranmere to Liverpool for £15,000 in 1971 but made only two FL appearances there in four years. Died 2011. Obituary in Liverpool Echo, 25 June 2011, claimed that BTFC was his last club.

LAWSON David B

Born Bedford, ?1951

Position D

Seasons for BTFC (1) 69-71, (2) 77-79

BTFC appearances (1) 96, (2) 75 BTFC goals (1) 0, (2) 4

To BTFC from (1) Bedford BC, (2) Cambridge City

From BTFC to (1) Dunstable, (2) Barnet

Other clubs before/after BTFC Vancouver Royals [Canada] (after first spell)/ Barton Rovers, Wellingborough, Arlesey, Buckingham , Eynesbury, Kempston (after second spell).

Notes Son of Bernard [BTFC 49-53]. Two spells with Cambridge City either side of short period in Canada. Out of game 18 months after first spell at BTFC (cartilage injury). Second spell started 9/77. To Barnet Sept 79. With Arlesey to summer 83, then Buckingham. To Eynesbury 2/84, Kempston summer 84. Played cricket for Bedford Town CC and Bedfordshire.

LEADBETTER Barry

Born Bedford, 1950

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 67-69

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Bedford BC

From BTFC to Dunstable

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Potton, Kempston, Biggleswade, Kempston, Ampthill, Potton, Kempston

Notes Amateur, ex Goldington Road schoolboy. To Dunstable 11/69, Potton by 1980. Biggleswade summer 74, back to Kempston summer 76 after working in north, Ampthill summer 77, Potton again summer 78 (still there 80/1), 2nd spell at Kempston 84-?


LEGROTTAGLIE Giglio

Born ?

Position ?

Seasons for BTFC 81

BTFC appearances 2 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from ?

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes In the stats published in the programme for the last home match in 81/2, which omit the last three matches, he was said to have made two SL appearances. One may have been at Stourbridge on 31/3/82 where he was shown as sub in the programme. No other details known.


LEWIS David

Born 29 in 9/79

Position CF

Seasons for BTFC 79

BTFC appearances 24 BTFC goals 4

To BTFC from Cheltenham

From BTFC to Nuneaton, Cheltenham

Other clubs before/after BTFC Derby, Atherstone, Nuneaton/?

Notes Had cost Cheltenham £2k from Nuneaton; cost BTFC £500 in summer 79. To Nuneaton for second spell for £750 week ending 18/1/80. Player-coach at Cheltenham in second spell

LEWIS Larry

Born 18 in 10/77

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 77

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from ?

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Solitary known appearance at Wealdstone 10/77. Nothing else known.

LIDDLE David N

Born Bedford, 21 May 57

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 79

BTFC appearances 24 BTFC goals 3

To BTFC from Northampton

From BTFC to MK City

Other clubs before/after BTFC BTFC youth/Wellingborough, Buckingham,"new" BTFC

Notes Since 1888 website gives birthplace as Malta. Was with BTFC as youth, Eaglets debut at 16 in 72/3, apprentice pro at Northampton 75. Re-signed as pro for BTFC summer 79, to MK summer 80, Wellingborough 81/2, at Buckingham by 84/5.

LLOYD Andrew (Andy)

Born Bedford, 17 in 10/70

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 67, 71-72

BTFC appearances 11 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Northampton

From BTFC to Stevenage

Other clubs before/after BTFC Westfield YC/ Dunstable, Potton, Sandy, Wolverton

Notes Played as amateur in Reserves at end of 67/8. Pro forms for Northampton 10/70. In BTFC UCL side start 71/2. To Stevenage autumn 72, Dunstable late 72/3, Potton 12/73, Wolverton 11/4. Later coached at “new” BTFC. Father Trevor was long-serving Supporters' Club official.

LOW Roy Anthony (Roy)

Born Watford, 8 July 44

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 70

BTFC appearances 22 BTFC goals 5

To BTFC from Watford

From BTFC to ?[retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC Tottenham/

Notes England schoolboy international. Ran restaurant in Watford while at BTFC. Had given up football for 12 months after row at Watford. Suspended several times while at BTFC, contract cancelled end Feb 71

LUFF Tony

Born 17 in 1/79

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 77-81

BTFC appearances 110 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Marston Colts

From BTFC to Hitchin

Other clubs before/after BTFC /"new" BTFC

Notes Debut age 16 v Hillingdon in FAT 1/78. Apprentice pro summer 78. To Hitchin summer 82. Rejoined new BTFC 92/3, later coach and joint manager 1998-99. Later director of BTFC.

MALCOLM Alexander Anderson (Alex)

Born Hamilton, 13 Feb 56

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 77

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Northampton

From BTFC to Dunstable

Other clubs before/after BTFC Luton/

Notes Scottish youth international. Signed 8/77 as non -contract player also available to Walsall, although doesn’t seem to have played for them. To Dunstable 10/77.

MAPP Bernard (Bernie)

Born 20 in 8/71

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 71

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Hitchin

From BTFC to Hitchin

Other clubs before/after BTFC Dunstable/Chesham (two spells), MK City, Letchworth

Notes Triallist, not signed permanently (while on Hitchin's books as amateur). MK City end 74/5, Chesham 74/5, Letchworth 76/7, Chesham again 77/8

MARKHAM Leo Sargent

Born High Wycombe, 22 March 53

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 75

BTFC appearances 43 BTFC goals 5

To BTFC from Watford

From BTFC to Wimbledon

Other clubs before/after BTFC Marlow/Aylesbury

Notes Signed one week into 75/6 having had a trial for Wycombe without being signed. To Wimbledon for "small fee" 8/76. Became PM at Aylesbury and continued as manager after retiring in 81.

MARTIN Peter

Born South Shields, 29 Dec 50

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 78

BTFC appearances 20 BTFC goals 5

To BTFC from Cambridge City

From BTFC to Cambridge City

Other clubs before/after BTFC Middlesbrough, Darlington, Barnsley, Cambridge C, Chelmsford/

Notes Three spells at Cambridge C, first from Barnsley summer 73. Guested for BTFC in friendly v Peterborough at end 77/8, signed permanently summer 78, released summer 79.

MASSEY Peter

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McCORMICK David (Dave)

Born?

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 77 (plus one loan appearance in 74/5)

BTFC appearances 16 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Potton

From BTFC to Potton

Other clubs before/after BTFC Biggleswade, Letchworth, Biggleswade, Hitchin, Biggleswade/Bedford Utd

Notes At Biggleswade 10/70, still there 72/3, short spell at Letchworth start 73/4, back to Biggleswade 10/73, Hitchin 8/75. Played in EPFC v Barnet 74/5, presumably as loan player. Back to Biggleswade 3/76, to Potton summer 76, to BTFC 9/77 (probably on non-contract basis), back at Potton 1/78

McCULLOUGH William James (Billy)

Born Carrickfergus, 27 July 35

Position FB

Seasons for BTFC 67-68

BTFC appearances 50 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Millwall

From BTFC to Cork Celtic

Other clubs before/after BTFC Portadown, Arsenal/Derry City

Notes 10 caps for N Ireland. Released to take up player-managership at Cork 10/68- made no first team appearances that season.

McGILLVARY Geoffrey (Geoff)

Born 17 in 10/77

Position

Seasons for BTFC 77

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from [Youth]

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/Kempston, Wootton BC

Notes In youth team early 77/8. At Kempston by early 83, Wootton start 83/4

McGOWAN Charles (Charlie)

Born 28 in 8/81

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 80-81

BTFC appearances 66 BTFC goals 9

To BTFC from Wellingborough

From BTFC to Corby

Other clubs before/after BTFC Corby/?

Notes Signed 8/80 (with Brian Knight). Suspended for much of early part of 80/1. Scorer of old BTFC’s last goal (v Wellingborough, 24/4/82). Back to Corby for second spell summer 82. Later switched to Rugby Union, playing for East Northants.

McGUIRE James Gary (Gary)

Born Askern, 30 Sep 38

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 67

BTFC appearances 7 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Torquay

From BTFC to Hastings

Other clubs before/after BTFC West Ham, C Palace, Walthamstow Ave (all amateur), Hakoah[Australia]/

Notes Triallist goalkeeper signed at start of 67/8, not retained. Amateur Cup winner’s medal with Walthamstow Ave, 60/1. Later became equities trader in City. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_McGuire.

MENSAH John

Born?

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 67

BTFC appearances 1 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from ?

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes One Hunts Cup appearance 67/8, plus a few reserve matches. Nothing else known.

MERRY Philip (Phil)

Born 17 in 1/71

Position G

Seasons for BTFC 70-73

BTFC appearances 17 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Shefford

From BTFC to [Australia]

Other clubs before/after BTFC /Biggleswade, Shefford

Notes Debut in reserves 1/71. To Biggleswade 4/74, having returned from Australia where played for am [unnamed] club in Sydney. Back at Shefford by 10/76 if not earlier.

MIDDLEBROOK Gary

Born Manchester, 21 in 76

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 76

BTFC appearances 6 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Stotfold

From BTFC to Stotfold

Other clubs before/after BTFC Morecambe, Lancaster, Altrincham/?

Notes From Stotfold as non-contract player summer 76, returned there on loan 2/77, and permanently at end of season.

MONTGOMERY Derek

Born Houghton-le-Spring, 5 May 50

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 73

BTFC appearances 2 BTFC goals 0

To BTFC from Hartlepools

From BTFC to Hartlepools

Other clubs before/after BTFC Leeds (apprentice), Bradford PA/Stevenage Athletic

Notes On loan from Hartlepools from 10/73 to end of season but injured most of that time. Returned there at end of season. Later PM of Stevenage Athletic 79-83.

MORGAN Peter

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MORTIMER Terry

Born Bedford, 27 in 1/79

Position W

Seasons for BTFC (1) 66-68, (2) 77-79

BTFC appearances (1) 7, (2) 130 BTFC goals (1) 3, (2) 35

To BTFC from (1) Kempston, (2) Kettering

From BTFC to (1) Kempston, (2) Hitchin

Other clubs before/after BTFC Bedford BC (before first spell)/Dunstable (between spells), Barton Rovers (after second spell)

MOUGHTON Colin Edward (Colin)

Born Harrow, 30 Dec 47

Position D

Seasons for BTFC 68

BTFC appearances 12 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Colchester

From BTFC to ?

Other clubs before/after BTFC QPR/Gloucester

Notes To BTFC 9/68, released end of season. At Gloucester by 74/5.

MURRAY Martin

Born 27 in 9/79

Position F

Seasons for BTFC 78-79

BTFC appearances 65 BTFC goals 6

To BTFC from Cambridge City

From BTFC to ?[retired]

Other clubs before/after BTFC ?/?

Notes Signed for £600 12/78. Broke leg v his former club 3/79, thought to have retired. Brother Kevin also played for Cambridge City, in goal.

NEWMAN Les

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NEWSON Ray

Born 23 in 9/74

Position MF

Seasons for BTFC 77

BTFC appearances 52 BTFC goals 5

To BTFC from Kettering

From BTFC to Kempston

Other clubs before/after BTFC Kempston, Dunstable/Wootton BC, Kempston

Notes Joined Kempston for first time 12/68, to Kettering 2/77, signed by BTFC summer 77, back to Kempston summer 78, at Wootton start 79/80, third spell at Kempston from 10/83.

NICHOLAS Anthony Wallace Long (Tony)

Born West Ham, 16 April 38

Position W

Seasons for BTFC 68

BTFC appearances 9 BTFC goals 1

To BTFC from Cambridge Utd

From BTFC to Dartford

Other clubs before/after BTFC Chelsea, Brighton, Chelmsford, L Orient/Gravesend

Notes Triallist not retained. England youth international. Died 2005

NOBLE Ron

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