Monday morning memory lane image (2)

Posted : 25th May 2020 at 09:45:12

Over the past few weeks has launched a new ‘Monday morning memory lane image’ feature in which we focus on two separate photos and the interesting story behind the photos.

Today’s second contribution features this image of several players in training for the clubs first ever away game in European club competition.

2 goals from player coach Jackie Milburn had given Linfield a first leg home advantage against Gothenburg of Sweden on September 9, 1959.

The away leg was 2 weeks later and saw two changes in the team Line up - Graham replacing Stewart and Braithwaite starting in place of Ferguson so the Linfield team was as follows.

Irvine, Gilliland, Parke, Nixon, Hamill, Wilson, Graham, Ervine, Milburn, Dickson and Braithwaite,

The team line up and photo below features the late Ken Gilliland who sadly passed away in January this year.

The team line up and photo below features two players with the same name, albeit with a slight alteration in surname spelling - goalkeeper Bobby Irvine and forward Bobby Ervine.

Unfortunately, Linfield lost 6-1 in Sweden with Dickson netting our consolation goal.

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