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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Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League » Premier Division

1 Norwich United 18 48
2 Godmanchester Rovers 19 45
3 Kirkley & Pakefield 19 35
4 Newmarket Town 19 35
5 Hadleigh United 19 33
6 Felixstowe & Walton United 18 32
7 Fakenham Town 21 31
8 Stanway Rovers 16 30
9 Mildenhall Town 20 29
10 Whitton United 17 27
11 Haverhill Rovers 21 27
12 Gorleston 19 26
13 Ipswich Wanderers 18 25
14 Thetford Town 20 23
15 Brantham Athletic 21 22
16 Walsham le Willows 21 20
17 FC Clacton 17 19
18 Wivenhoe Town 20 17
19 Ely City 20 8
20 Diss Town 21 7

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