The Prescotian Webzine

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  Alan A'Court A'Court represented Liverpool County in 1947 as well as playing for two Prescot clubs in his native Merseyside. He joined Liverpool on his 18th birthday in 1952 and made his debut on 7th February, 1953.he made his international debut against Northern Ireland at Wembley in November 1957. England lost 3-2, but A'Court scored a goal and went on to play for England in the 1958 World Cup Finals in Sweden, against Brazil, Austria and USSR. He made one more appearance against Wales after this. More >>>>>
     
  Geoff Nulty One of St.Helens Town's youngest ever captains, Geoff Nulty played with Town in the early seventies before becoming another target for the Burnley scouting system. In a distinguished career he then moved on to Newcastle United and towards the end of the decade was signed by Gordon Lee for Everton. Sadly his career was ended in 1980 following a derby match incident with Liverpool's Jimmy Case at Goodison Park.
     
  Eddie Kilshaw played for Bury and Sheffield Wednesday after WWII. His transfer of 20,000 was a British record transfer fee at the time. Sadly, soon after his move to Wednesday, his career was ended by injury. Became a teacher in local Merseyside schools. In 1971 he managed the Huyton boys team which won the FA Trophy, no mean feat for a team from a place the size of Huyton. A number of the players signed for professional clubs but the only one to make any name for himself was Peter Reid of Bolton,Everton and England fame, later Sunderland manager, the assistant manager of the team was Alan Bleasdale.
     
  Tom Asbridge, PGS 37-40, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End and also a fully qualified FA Coach.
     
  Karl Connolly was signed from Wrexham by Queens Park Rangers in May 2000 after nine years as a player at the Racecourse Ground, where he was voted Player of the Season for three consecutive seasons. He was also top scorer for the Wrexham in 1999 and 2000.
     
  Barry Jones' football career has taken in a range of lower league and non-league clubs in his role as a defender. Starting out for Prescot Town, he moved to Liverpool but only featured in one game before moving on to a six year stint at wrexham. A move to York City followed and he can now be seen playing for Southport in the Nationwide Conference.
     
  David Ridler, joined Wrexham in 1996 on the recommendation of Karl Connolly, who had seen him play local football in Liverpool. A chef by trade, Dave played in Wrexham's early FAW Invitation Cup matches, before starting against Rochdale in the F.A.Cup. Since then has become a regular fixture at the centre of defence. Recently joined Macclesfield Town.
     
  Dave Bamber was, in the Eighties, a well-travelled lanky striker playing mainly in the lower leagues for Blackpool, Coventry City, Walsall, Portsmouth, Swindon Town, Watford, Stoke City, Hull City and Blackpool again!

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