‘ALBION flair takes the Sunday Cup’, read the Chester Courant headline in 1969 as Hoole Albion claimed success in the inaugural Chester & District League FA Sunday Cup.
Forty years later and former Albion manager Mike Ledder would like to hear from some of his old players.
The 1968-69 campaign was a memorable one for Albion as they also reached another cup final and finished runners-up in the league.
But it was their victory over Saughall at Chester County Offices that Ledder hopes will bring the memories flooding back.
Albion became the first team to lift the Sunday Cup with a 3-1 victory given to them by goals from John White, John Parry and Roy Kavanagh. Reg Coldrick, despite appeals for offside, had equalised for Saughall, who later had a penalty brilliantly saved by Chris Jones.
The Chester Courant were glowing in their praise: “When it comes to the crunch, all the drilling and effort in the world is no substitute for flair, which Albion possessed in truly awesome measure.”
Ledder, who now lives in Bromborough, can be contacted on 0151 334 5705.