5 thoughts on “Stockton born footballer Dennis Clarke

  1. I remember when Dennis Clarke was leaving school, the headmaster (Mr.Hunt) I think? told the school that Dennis was signing for West Brom. It was quite a wow factor to know someone who was going to play professional football, and be famous. It was my first year at Newham Grange.

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    • Donny Heath was another Newham Grange Schoolboy three years before Dennis Clarke who went to play professional football for Middlesbrough, Norwich City, Swindon Town, Oldham Athletic, Peterborough Utd., & Hartlepool Utd.

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  2. This is the 1970 – 71 season, back-row L to R, Mielczarek, Smith, Clarke, Ellam, D. Lawson, Poole, Krzywicki, Cherry, Greenhalgh, front-row Worthington, J. Lawson, McGill, Nicholson, Hoy, Dobson, Hutt. Jimmy Lawson was also a Middlesbrough lad who played for the Boro, as did Kevin Poole the goalkeeper. Trevor Cherry went on to be an England international with Leeds Utd.

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  3. Sitting on the extreme left of the front row is that wonderful footballer Frank Worthington. He possessed a left foot to die for and was playing into his late 30s. If his biography is to be believed he scored more off the pitch than on it.

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  4. Dennis Clarke was another former Newham Grange School player, he started at West Bromwich Albion were he had the distinction of being the first substitute used in the F.A. Cup-Final in 1968 season at Wembley when they beat Everton 1-0, he then played for Huddersfield Town & Birmingham City. Colin Dobson in this photo front-row 2nd from the right, is another one from Teesside, he was a prolific goal scorer for Smith Dock Juniors before joining Sheffield Wednesday, then he played for Huddersfield Town & Bristol Rovers.

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