In approx 1968…….
Harriseahead Youth Club had an under
18 side in the Stoke on Trent Youth Under 18 League. They played their home
games behind Long Lane.
They managed to reach the Final of the League Cup against Northern College.
The team was made up of all local lads. Against all odds, they beat the highly rated College 2-1. This was an unbelievable victory for the village side. The side was run by the late Mr. Jim Hopper………one of his son’s, Duncan, is the current manager of Mow Cop Athletic FC. They trained behind Thursfield School, these nights were always packed with young local players.
Mr. Ruebin Austin, who still lives in the area, may be able to help on this subject.
He is involved with Mow Cop Ath FC.
Mr. Jack Gallimore, of Harriseahead Lane, ran the Youth Club, nicknamed…Jack’s Shack. The football team came from the Youth Club.