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Photo: Ivor Hilton
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A colour photo but still well over 35 years ago! A header is glanced wide of the post by the Latics player, but,(probably the easy bit) who is he? Also where was the match played at?

Comment by: W.P on 21st November 2008 at 20:31

Is it Jim Fleming. I need a clue on the ground Ivor before it does my head in. Im sure I was at this game with my grandad 72ish and for some reason I'm thinking Bangor but something is telling me its a little closer to home.

Comment by: W.P on 21st November 2008 at 21:06

Now I have had time to think about it and looking at the kit its probably 69ish and so it could be Jim McCloughlin. Still cant put a name on the ground.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 21st November 2008 at 22:00

Latics only played in that kit two seasons 1968/69 & 69/70, the first seasons in the Northern Premier League. I am not sure who the player is. It could be Jim Fleming or TONY McLoughlin. I can't recognise the ground either but I don't think its Bangor. They play in blue and are obviously at home.

Comment by: W.P on 22nd November 2008 at 11:01

Tony McCloughlin of course, still had Jim Fleming on my mind because that ground is doing my head in.

Comment by: tom on 23rd November 2008 at 12:00

is it Benny Cairney Ivor ?

Comment by: K.T.F on 23rd November 2008 at 18:11

What was the result Ivor and was it league or cup?

Comment by: marken on 24th November 2008 at 00:30

Could it be South Liverpool.

Comment by: Ticsmon on 26th November 2008 at 22:36

It has been doing my head in too. However, after extensive searching of images (what a sad person I am!) I think this is the McCain Stadium, Scarbourough. Scarborough playing in all white threw me. This is not only a fantastic colour photo, it could also be an image of the Latics first ever game in the Northern Premier League. An away win 2-0 with Alan Ryan scoring two?... but i'll stand being corrected.

Comment by: W.P on 26th November 2008 at 23:14

Ticsmon youre a genious. It is indeed Scarborough and a 2-0 win for Wigan. C,mon Ivor was it Tony McClaughlin or Alan Ryan?

Comment by: W.P on 26th November 2008 at 23:26

Hope thee link works
Heres the proof

Comment by: Ticsmon on 29th November 2008 at 21:05

Saturday 10 August 1968 so it's over 40 years ago! I think Tom is correct with Benny Cairney. Alan Ryan was probably No.9. Players didn't have names on shirts or squad numbers (try telling that to kids these day and they won't believe you!). I also think that's Billy Sutherland on the left of the picture with John Sealey and 'Mandy' Hill on the right.

Comment by: Ivor on 1st December 2008 at 13:33

Well done Tom (again!)It is Benny Cairney.
Hey Ticsmon, can't fault you for effort but you "stand to be corrected", so... Alan Ryan didn't score two goals and it's NOT the McCain Stadium! I'll leave you to ponder over that before the next photo challenge!

Comment by: W.P on 1st December 2008 at 23:11

The Athletic Ground, Scarborough!!

Comment by: Ivor on 8th December 2008 at 18:45

Spot on W.P.! Couldn't resist throwing that one in!
Also first N.P.L.goal scored by Billy Sutherland.

Comment by: danny cairney on 20th April 2009 at 18:11

hi guys, stumbled across your comments whilst googling my dad's benny cairney name. i'll ask him if this is indeed him and feed the info back.

my dad played for northwich victoria however, i don't thin he played for any of the teams mentioned. we lived in wigan where i was born 1968 and moved back to scotland in 1972.

is the player in question #10?

Comment by: Ivor Hilton on 1st September 2013 at 15:55

Sad to read this week that Scarborough F.C. and then the newly formed Scarborough Town have hit hard times and now "officially cease to exist". Typifies how many ex-league clubs hit the skids. At least I have a happy memory of my visit there.

Comment by: Ivor Hilton on 29th September 2013 at 15:00

My apologies to any Scarborough fans who may have found this site! It seems that another Scarborough club has risen from the ashes and played this Saturday (Sep 28th,2013) against Penrith in the 2nd Qual.Rd of the F.A.Cup. They now play in the Evo-Stik 1st South Division.

Comment by: Alan turner on 30th December 2014 at 15:24

I played in the game at scarborough we won the game 2-0 first NPR game

Comment by: Bluesfan on 10th October 2017 at 18:48

Top player Ian! I was sad when you left, cracking fullback. Hope your'e well

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