1959/60 Senior Football Team
Post by Frank Watts
Winners of the League Championship and the Gibson Cup
Mr Frankland, John Shingler, Ross Baultitude, Frank Watts, Rodger Harcourt, P. Dolan, Mr Carrick
Peter Young, Roy Hollingsworth, Vic Hoan, Colin Taylor, Les Gurdon, Michael Herbert
From the Recorder, Thursday March 31st 1960
Below Left – Another save by Loxford goalkeeper Weber foils Mayfield forwards during the Gibson Cup match last Saturday at the Ilford FC gound Newbury Park.
Above Right – Mayfield School captain receives the Gibson Cup from Mr Francis Gibson
Below – Cheers for Mayfield School eleven after their victory over Loxford in the Gibson Memorial Cup match
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Below is the Mayfield Senior team representing Ilford Schools in 1960 in the final of the Dewar Shield against Heston. The game was played at Cricklefield and the picture was taken before the game, on a piece of land above the main pitch. It is now I believe a school and playground area. We lost this game 2-1 but it was one of those games that we should have won as we had most of the play but couldn’t score. Just out of interest it was the first time we all wore green shorts to go with our green and white shirts.
Back row: Michael Herbert, Colin Taylor, Frank Watts, Les Gurden, Peter Young, Ken Butler
Front Row: Roy Hollingsworth, Roger Harcourt, Ross Bultitude, David Short, Vic Hoan
Wonderful photo’s that recall great memories. Are any ‘lads’ still in contact?
Yes these, with many other photos and reports, remind us of good times. I keep in contact with Colin Taylor and Roy Hollingsworth and a few other old Mayfield friends, but only once or twice a year. Hope you are keeping well.
Nice to hear from you. I also kept quite a few team photo’s and Ilford Recorder match reports. I will dig them out of the loft and post the best of them on Mayfield Memories. Can’t believe, can you, that it is 54 years since those photos? Hope you are also keeping well.
Just looked at your football photo. Yes, I can remember you from the photo. I was in Carrick’s class. What a tyrant he was. I can remember being hit numerous times with either the blackboard rubber or chalk being thrown at me for being asleep. I use to have a paper round before school. Not sure if you played football with my cousin Allen Plumb. He played for Mayfield. Also a close friend of mine, Bill Fyfield who ended up with T.Rex.
What wonderful memories these photos you have shown, and a great bunch of lads never forgotten. It will be great if Ken can display his photos as well.
I remember Dave Short, used to live across from the girls school.
That’s me Hi
Hi David, Ken, Pauline, glad you find them of interest. Hope your all keeping well. Frank
Great photos. There are names I remember but having left the school for a life at sea I never saw any of them again.
I am the unnamed player in the photographs
Thank you for the information, Peter. The question marks in the captions have now been replaced with your name. – Tony Gocke