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Pilton Centre Football Club in the 1970s

Pilton Centre Football Club in the 1970s /media/flashcomm?action=mediaview&context=normal&id=586

This photograph of Pilton Centre Football Club came to The Pilton Story from Michael Parkin without any names. From the photograph we guessed it was in the 1970s and, indeed, Pilton Centre had a fantastic run of league and cup wins in the second half of the 1970s. It won the Devon County Intermediate Cup in 1976/77 and the Intermediate Shield in 1975/76 and 1976/77. It also had success in the North Devon Gazette Football League winning the Intermediate I and II Divisions, and the Brayford Cup (1977/78 and 1978/79), the Combe Martin Cup in 1979/80 (Reserves) and the Arlington Cup in 1975/76.
Keith Laity writes: "I never played for Pilton Centre but played against them and knew several of their team during the 1970s. I would say the the picture was taken in 1975 (or possibly 1976). They used to play their home fixtures on a pitch alongside Pilton cricket club at Pottington, a pitch now used by the Barnstaple Rugby Club. During the 70s the team regularly went back to the Reform Inn, Pilton Street after home matches. I think Back row (standing) third from the left is Tony Dryden, the goalkeeper next to him is Chris Ley, the man with the hat is George Kerswell who used to live at the bottom of Fairview near the junction with Abbey Road. Next to him is his son Robin Kerswell, I don't know the next man but the guy on the end is Kenno Saltern who still lives in Pilton."
Front row: In the orange top is Alan Mock, next ?, third from left is Nigel Reed and next to him holding the cup is Paul Ley the older brother of the goalkeeper, next ?, second in from the right looks like it could be Steve James or perhaps Peter Griffiths. I don't recognise the guy on the end.
Interesting photo, the guy in the jacket and tie certainly depicts the style of the day."
Thanks very much to to Keith, and any more names or details woule be most welcome.

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