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


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


John Brennan

Pat McBride

Sid Wolf

Ed Taylor


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 and you’ll see it appear here.

Where next?

From Amber to Stripes Cheshunt fans to cycle to Folkestone for charity
The Road to Meadow Lane- episode four Aveley continue on their journey to Notts County

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