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RIP Malcolm Newton

RIP Malcolm Newton

The Club is saddened to learn of the death of our former player Mally Newton. Mally joined Bishop in 1980 when his brother Brian became Manager of the Club and played alongside his brother David for many years.

Mally played in the double winning Bishop side that won the Northern League and Durham FA Challenge Cup in the 1984/1985 and 1985/1986 seasons and played in the memorable FA Cup games against Carlisle United in 1982 and against Blackpool in 1987.

When Mally’s playing career with the ‘two blues’ ended in 1988 he surpassed the great Bobby Hardisty as having made the most appearances for the Club.

Mally died aged 57 years on February 1st after a long illness and the Club sends our condolences to his wife Marian and all his family and friends.

A minute’s silence will be held before our game against Newcastle Benfield on Saturday at Heritage Park.

 

 

2 Responses to RIP Malcolm Newton

  • So sad to hear about Mally a friend a lovely lad, I ran the reserves in the early 80s,Mally and other1st team players played in the reserves getting over injuries, always gave 100per cent, RIP,Mally God Bless, thinking of you all at this sad time,(Brian and Davey)

  • Mally a true bishop loved by all at Kingsway dont make players like him now my thoughts with is family

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