We are delighted to announce that some of Lawrie McMenemy’s title winning squad from 1972 will be back at Blundell Park on Saturday.
Town took the fourth division Championship by beating Exeter City 3-0 in front of 22,489 fans – the biggest gate for 16 years.
Mike Hickman, who now lives in Australia, is one of that team who will return to the club for the Crawley game. The Surrey born frontman banged in 13 goals during that 71/72 title winning campaign. The irrepressible Hickman, the original human dynamo, rampaged through midfield while wee Dave Boylen provided the guile.
And skipper Dave Worthington drove the team on from his right back berth, with Fleet-footed Stuart Brace grabbing the goals for the Mariners.
They were all guided to success by Lawrie McMenemy's short stay with the club.
Legendary manager, Lawrie McMenemy arrived at Blundell Park in 1971, turning a tiny and essentially anonymous squad of 16 players into one of the club’s legendary sides, closing the season in front of a capacity crowd to claim the Division Four title.
Please give a warm welcome back to:
You can read more about the great man in Saturday’s Matchday Magazine, available to download and available around the stadium.