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 24 66
2 Godmanchester Rovers 24 53
3 Stanway Rovers 24 52
4 Hadleigh United 28 52
5 Kirkley & Pakefield 27 47
6 Felixstowe & Walton United 26 47
7 Newmarket Town 26 46
8 Mildenhall Town 28 39
9 Fakenham Town 28 38
10 Whitton United 25 36
11 Gorleston 28 36
12 Ipswich Wanderers 27 35
13 Brantham Athletic 29 33
14 Walsham le Willows 30 33
15 Thetford Town 28 33
16 Haverhill Rovers 28 33
17 Wivenhoe Town 27 27
18 FC Clacton 27 23
19 Diss Town 30 15
20 Ely City 28 13

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