Gorleston FC

Gorleston FC


Over the years many famous names have worn the Green shirt of Gorleston Football Club. The ex-Norwich City player and manager Dave Stringer and Bert 'Sailor' Brown, who played for Charlton Athletic, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and England, are perhaps the best known. The Northern Irish International Sammy Morgan played and became manager and ex-Wolves Captain Mike Bailey was also at the club. In the 1982/83 season, England's 1966 World Cup hero, Martin Peters, played for the club in a sweeper's role.

Other former Norwich City players included Welsh International, Mal Lucas, former Norwich City and Rangers favourite, Dale Gordon and former Scottish International, Robert Fleck, who played for Norwich, Rangers and Chelsea, who have all been player/managers at the club.

Others are Adrian Coote (Norwich), Peter Simpson (Arsenal), Bill McCrindle (Newport Co), Don Edwards, Jimmy Guy, Leo Francis, Eric Arnold, Sid Plunket, Alwyn Bullimore, Noel Gilbert, Jimmy Moran, Andy Rollings, Glen Self, Phil Lythgoe, Mike Sutton, Rob Newman, Andrew Hart (all Norwich), Harry Chapman (Notts Co), Neville Coleman (Stoke), Cliff Birch (Cardiff & Norwich), Joe Jobling (Charlton), Roger Carter (Aston Villa), Ronnie Piper (Spurs), John Linford (Ipswich), Jim Oliver (Falkirk), Paul Kent (Wolves), Steve Carter (Man City), Karl Dennington (Aston Villa), Paul Gibb (Colchester), Rob Taylor (Man City), John Taylor (Cambridge Utd), Terry Anderson (Arsenal), Brian Boggis (Crystal Palace).

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League Tables

Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League » Premier Division

1 Norwich United 11 30
2 Godmanchester Rovers 12 24
3 Hadleigh United 11 24
4 Felixstowe & Walton United 11 22
5 Kirkley & Pakefield 12 22
6 Newmarket Town 11 22
7 Gorleston 13 22
8 Stanway Rovers 11 21
9 Fakenham Town 14 19
10 Ipswich Wanderers 11 18
11 Mildenhall Town 10 16
12 Thetford Town 12 16
13 Brantham Athletic 14 15
14 Haverhill Rovers 13 15
15 Whitton United 11 13
16 FC Clacton 11 12
17 Walsham le Willows 13 12
18 Wivenhoe Town 12 11
19 Ely City 13 3
20 Diss Town 12 3

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