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Dec 29, 2017, 10:25 PM
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Whitby Town have tweeted news of the death, at 78, of Eddie Nobbs. Nobbs, a left-back, played at Wembley in 1965 in the Seasiders' 3-1 FA Amateur Cup Final defeat by Hendon.
Eddie Nobbs (Stockton, Whitby Town and Billingham Synthonia)
Taken from Whitby's Facebook account:
Eddie, who played left-back, joined Whitby Town from Stockton FC in August 1963. He made his Whitby debut in the opening day fixture against Bishop Auckland at the Turnbull Ground on August 24th 1963, in a 1-0 victory in front of 960 spectators. Eddie scored one goal that season, in a 4-1 victory away to Tow Law Town on the October 13th, and played in the 2-0 Northern League Cup Final victory over West Auckland Town on the April 16th 1964. It was only the second time Whitby had lifted the cup, the first being in season 1928-29. The following season, 1964-65, saw Eddie miss just one game for the club as they made it to Wembley in the FA Amateur Cup. Eddie played in the Final as Whitby were beaten 3-1 by Hendon. He also played in the North Riding Senior Cup Final on the May 3rd 1965, a 3-0 victory over Scarborough in front of 5,267 spectators at a packed Turnbull Ground. Whitby lifted the trophy for the first time in their history. Eddie was one of the first names on the teamsheet for the next four seasons, hardly missing a game. Season 1969-70 saw Eddie make his last appearance in a Whitby shirt, a 2-2 home draw against Blyth Spartans on the October 25th 1969. He left to sign for Billingham Synthonia, going on to make 50 appearances for them between 1969-70 and 1972-73. Eddie made 260 appearances for Whitby, scoring nine goals.
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(This post was edited by Feversham Lens on Dec 29, 2017, 10:35 PM)