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Thoughts and well-wishes with the Roughley family

Thoughts and well-wishes with the Roughley family

Bishop Auckland Football Club, its committee, management, players and supporters would like to pass on their thoughts of a speedy recovery to former player Bill Roughley who, towards the end of last week, was taken suddenly ill and is recuperating in Sunderland Hospital.

Roughley, as well as playing for the Two Blues, also turned out for Durham, Evenwood and Shildon and, whilst at his other club, Crook Town, won his sole England amateur international cap and helped them win the 1964 FA Amateur Cup when defeating Enfield 2-1 at Wembley.

(Above, a stock photo from alamy which sees Billy Roughlye, with ball, on the attack against Enfield in the 1964 FA Amateur Cup final, Enfield goalkeeper, Mitchell, is being assisted by his number two, Neale)

Roughley, who comes from Great Lumley, County Durham, was a very distinguished inside forward.

All the best with your recovery Billy and we hope to see you at Heritage Park very soon.

Bishop Auckland FC

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