It's good to see the names of former Poole Town players ex-internationals Stan Rickaby and Wilf Mannion plus photo of Wilf's statue outside the present Middlesborough ground included in the Southern League stars who graced the Southern league, a reminder of the days when I was lucky enough to see them play.
Len Phillips;(England) Ronnie Oosthuizen;(South Africa)Frank McCourt(n.Ireland?) later on we had Jackie Henderson(Scotland) We also had some great locals who benefitted from playing alongside players as listed. when i first started watching the Town Bill(Tanky) Foster was #3, Then along came players like Mike Stevens, Bill Gillett etc Doug Barrington also comes to mind,another polished defender. Now. All hands to the Pumps and drain that Tatnam swamp and lets have an uninterrupted 2020/2021!!!
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In the 1960s, Tommy McGhee played non-league football for Poole Town. International career McGhee's part in Wealdstone's success was recognised and in 1953–54, he won three England Amateur international caps.In the 1955–56 season, McGhee's performances led to him being picked to play in an England 'B' international.
Is this the full list of Poole Towns International players? If not please add
Stan Rickaby - English international played for Poole 1955-60 (Player manager) Frank McCourt- Northern Ireland international played for Poole 1955 -19?? Len Phillips - English international played for Poole 1956-59 Horace Cumner- Welsh international played for Poole 1955- 19?? Wilf Mannion - English international played for Poole in the late 1950’s Ronnie Oosthuizen- South Africa international played for Poole 1950’s Ray King- English B international played for and managed Poole in 1960-63 Tommy McGhee - English Amateur international played for Poole early 1960’s Jackie Henderson – Scotland international played for Poole 1964-67 Andy Jones - Welsh international played for Poole 1994 - 19?? Ted MacDougall- Scotand international played for Poole 1981 Abdulai Baggie - Sierra Leone international played for Poole 2015-17 James Constable - English C international played for Poole 2018-19.
Additionally Joe Collins- Britsh Army team played for Poole 2005 Alan Jordan - Britsh Army team played for Poole 2005-06 Mark Hankey- Britsh Army team played for Poole 2006-07 Tommy McCormick - Britsh Army team played for Poole 2009-11 Keith Emmerson Britsh Army team played for Poole 2017 Luke Cairney - Brtish Army team played for Poole 2018 to present
Nuneaton Borough v Poole Town 26-09-1959 Report Poole Town team with Rickaby
Nuneaton Borough v Poole Town 26-09-1959 Borough: Gibson; Dunn and King; Pembery, Barrass and Simpson; Stewart, Plant, Duggins, Yates and Morrison. Poole Town: Kirk; Rickaby and Hillier; Clayton, Parker and Elliott; Dixon, Asher, Smith, Naysmith and Hunter. Borough welcomed Poole Town to Manor Park for a Southern League Premier Division fixture. In a poor first-half in which both sides played football almost completely devoid of ideas and inspiration, about the only incident of note was a header by centre-forward Duggins, which had the Poole keeper beaten, but struck a post and was cleared. After the change of ends Borough improved appreciably in their midfield approach work. They created quite a few openings, which a more alert and penetrating attack would have turned into goals. Put through by Duggins, Yates failed with an easy chance. Plant, Pembery and Stewart also missed easy chances. By and large Borough were much the better footballing side and when they went into the lead 15 minutes from the end, it seemed they had settled the issue. The goal came after Duggins had headed a cross from Stewart against a post. The ball ran to Angus Morrison who had an easy scoring chance which he duly accepted. After going behind the visitors launched an all-out effort to wipe out Borough’s lead. Moving the ball quicker and using the long pass had the Borough defence in a quandary, and four minutes after Borough’s goal, Poole levelled the scores when Rickaby moved between two Borough defenders and crossed the ball to the left-winger Hunter, who unmarked, made no mistake. A draw looked a certainty, but two minutes from time Hunter, Poole’s danger man, got through on the left and lifted the ball into the centre for Rickaby to take a shot at goal. The shot appeared to be going wide, but struck King and was deflected past Gibson and into the net. It was not a happy day for forwards or defenders, and once again Gibson was about the only Borough player who could not be faulted. He had no chance with either of the goals and made quite a number of excellent saves. This was a game Borough should not have lost. But through poor finishing and that last-minute slice of bad luck they dropped two points.
If quite rightly your including the “British “ Army as qualifying we also can add Joe Collins Mark Hankey Alan Jordon Tommy McCormack I also believe Taffy Richardson possibly played for the Army many years ago ?
Thank You Dave2 I have to admit that I did not recognise some of those PTFC names Rickaby,Elliott, Naysmith,Kirk, Hunter no problem..the others not so much do you remember when programmes used to have a pen-picture of players. ours and theirs?? Great feature i do remember Peter McParland playing for Worcester City(got the usual warm reception from Town Fans!!) At one time i think that there were three Welsh teams in the Southern League Merthyr Tydfil. Llanelli and lovells Athletic(from the Newport area??) i am trying to think of the name of the welsh international Centre half (Ray John??) who played for Hereford Anyway to this day i can see Tony France having one of his best outings for the Town, He gave that centre half the run around and i am not sure if he scored a hat trick. It was Town 4 Hereford(our biggest rivals 1) that would probably have been in 1964. Stay safe everyone.....unless we send a "please come and buy us" boarding party on to that Russian Yacht
Expat, that Hereford game was played on 27th March 1965, Hereford were top of the league and as you said we beat them 4-1, Tony France scoring 2, Dennis Pring & Pat Donovan 1 each. The Hereford centre half you were thinking of was Ray Daniel, and their goalkeeper was Jock Wallace, whom if i remember managed Scotland, and tragically collapsed and died on the touchline while in charge. The Poole team, according to the programme was; Mel Chandler, Tommy Mcghee, Colin Osmond. Jimmy Goldie, Irvin Brown, Mickey Davock, Pat Donovan, Jackie Henderson, Tony France, Dennis Pring, Bobby Mason. On 24th April we had to win our last game of the season to get promoted and beat Stevenage 6-0 at the Stadium in front of a crowd of 1,467.
Scorpio;in the midst of this crisis you have made an old man very happy!! Great days and now it sounds as if we are hanging on for dear life but you have just made up my mind for me! I am in for a season ticket Why doesn't the Club ask its Season ticket holders to commit for next season now;at least that would give a basis on knowing how much more is needed to keep us afloat.
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OK - below is what I have for these four players:-
Joe Collins Joined January 2005 Made debut on 22/01/05 away at Locks Heath (and scored) Broke his leg on 16/08/2005 away at Portland Utd - his final game unfortunately. League Apps 13 (8 league goals) Wessex League Cup Apps 1 Total Apps 14 (8 Goals)
Mark Hankey Joined start of 2006/07 season Made debut on 12/08/06 away at AFC Totton Went to Andover League Apps 5 (1 league goal) FA Cup Apps 1 FA Vase Apps 1 Total Apps 7 (1 Goal)
Alan Jordan Joined for last game of 05/06 season. Made debut on 29/04/06 away at Hamble Assc Left to Lymington & New Milton - 11/06. Back 31/03/07. Back in Mar 11 for 1 game. League Apps 20 (1 league goal) FA Cup Apps 1 FA Vase Apps 3 Wessex League Cup Apps 1 Hants Senior Cup Apps 1 Total Apps 26 (1 Goal)
Tommy McCormick Joined from Wimborne Town in November 2010 Made debut on 23/11/10 home to Fareham Town in Wessex League Cup Last game was 01/11/11 away at Parley Sports in Dorset Senior Cup Went to Gosport Borough during 2011/12 season. League Apps 16 (1 league goal) FA Vase Apps 4 Dorset Senior Cup Apps 3 Wessex League Cup Apps 2 Total Apps 25 (1 Goal)
Must have been a pretty bad break Parky. I can remember my nephew Matty White telling me that the ambulance seemed to take an eternity to get there, and what with the extent of the injury and the time assessing it they thought the game might not get completed.