County youths big day


May 26, 1977
The curtain rings down at Anfield on Saturday with an interesting youth game which should attract a good crowd to support a bunch of local lads who have brought amateur prestige to the district. Several of them are expected to turn professional this summer and they will be on view as the Liverpool County FA team meets Surrey FA., kick-off 2.30 pm.m., in the final of the FA County Youth Cup. Only the main stand will be opened to the public, at 40p, with 20p for senior citizens and boys.

Liverpool have played all their previous ties away, so Anfield is the ideal setting for what should be Merseyside’s only FA Trophy this season. Skipper Peter Williams is at Everton and has played a major role as sweeper for the county. Geoff Twentyman, son of the Liverpool chief scout, played with Maghull when only 16 and had a spell with Southport before joining Liverpool were he has played in the Central League team.

Robert Lodge is another with Liverpool, and was in the youth team which lost at White Hart Lane in the quarter final of the FA Youth Cup. Steve Cole is a fine prospect, formerly a member of Kirkby Boys and has played in Liverpool’s Central League side, as has Colin Russell. Tommy Bramwell signed for Liverpool after some brilliant displays for St. Dominic’s.

David Bamber, from Prescot Grammar School is another boy with Liverpool, top scorer for the county and had an outstanding game in the semi-final against Northumberland.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: May 26, 1977; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

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