Best Start For Fifty Years

 

Rocester's 5-1 win over Gornal Athletic on Saturday was their best start to a season since the 1962.

 

In those days the 'Black & Amber' played in Division Two of the Staffordshire County League (North), and they opened their account for the 1962-63 season on Wednesday 5th September by crushing old rivals Cheadle Town 7-1 away. The goal scorers, pictured in order below, were Tony Croft (2), Brian Walker (2), Peter Walker (2) and Frank Hitchen.

 

The modern-day Romans will have to go some to improve on the record set by the boys from '62 as they walloped Freehay Rovers 7-2 in their next game!

 

They went on to finish third behind Kidsgrove Athletic and Foley, which earned them promotion to Division One.

 

Tony CroftBrian WalkerPeter WalkerFrank Hitchen