This is the team that beat York City in the Final of the North Riding Senior Cup at the Victoria Ground. The team facing the camera: John Raby (right half), Des Clough Captain (centre half), Percy Musgrove (right back), Bill Ditchburn (goal keeper), Tommy Thompson (left back), Teddy Lowe (left half).
Front Row: John Taylor (outside right) Brian Armstrong, (inside right), Trevor Cockerill (centre forward), Benny Brown (inside left), Neil Moody (outside left).
I can not recall the goal scorers but maybe someone can come up with the players concerned. Much has been said about Stockton AFC over the years but they have certainly been under achievers when compared with their earlier history of winning the English Amateur Cup and being recognised as one of the top Amateur teams in the country. When we played in the Midland League we competed against professional teams week in week out, which deserves some sort of plaudits.
Photograph and details courtesy of Ben Brown.