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Former FA Amateur Cup Final player Bobby Watson

Former FA Amateur Cup Final player Bobby Watson

The Club are saddened to hear of the death of our former player Bobby Watson at the age of 83 years. Bobby was a member of our 1954 FA Amateur Cup Final team that took three games against local rivals Crook Town to settle. The Final played at Wembley ended 2-2 after extra time (the first ever draw in any cup final at Wembley) and the replay in front of 56,000 fans at St James Park, Newcastle also ended 2-2 after extra time. The Final was decided at Ayresome Park, Middlesbrough when Crook Town won 1-0. A combined gate of nearly 200,00 watched all three games.

Our condolences go to Bobby’s wife Heather and all his family. A minute’s silence in Bobby’s honour will be held before tonight’s game against Ashington at Heritage Park.

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