My First XI- Dave Bullock, Tilbury

By Ian Townsend

We have another late entry for the Dockers!


I was interested in Anthony Mercer's First X1 dating back to 2011. My memories start back in the early 60's and here's my side.

Goalkeeper: Malcolm Shaw

Defence:

Tilbury Ginger Shovlar

Tilbury Ginger Shovlar

Dave Drum (also scored eighty five goals in nine seasons with the club- tenth on their all-time scorers list)

Ginger Shovlar (scored fifty goals for the club too- wasn’t just great at keeping them out)

Bill Evans

Midfield:

John Brennan

Pat McBride

Sid Wolf

Ed Taylor

Forwards:

Freddie Ryder

Ross Livermore (302 goals in nine seasons, still the club’s leading goalscorer).

Dai Evans (154 goals in 8 seasons, number two on the all-time scorers list)

Shawo's got to be the best Goalkeeper I've seen outside the Football League- and could relax because not much got past that back three! Up front there’s a lot of class.

Not to get too cheesy but I completed my education at St Chads & loved it - "meat hooks" & all.

Image shows Ginger Shovlar and the Essex Senior Cup- courtesy of Tilbury and Chadwell memories.

Right, let’s have your First XI! Email your squad to Ian at townsendaround@gmail.com and you’ll see it appear here.

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