Dickie Lucas coshes Stockport, Sat Jan 10th 1953

Dickie Lucas scores both goals as Walthamstow Avenue beat Stockport County 2-1 at Green Pond Road in the F.A. Cup 3rd Round to set up the 4th Round tie with Manchester United.

The Daily Express wrote of Lucas: “The two first-half goals they cracked in came from inside-right Dickie Lucas, the man who, off field, wears a spinal corset to support his injured back and discards it for strips of plaster to fight in furious Cup Soccer.”

Dickie Lucas played for The Avenue for more than 10 years, and coached the team to the 1961 F.A. Amateur Cup victory.

I COSHED IT SAYS DICKIE. Dickie Lucas, 25-year-old Walthamstow stores clerk scored the two goals that knocked Stockport out of the Cup. Of the second one (pictured below, minus the ball) he said: "I didn't know where the pass came from. The ball dropped at my feet from nowhere, and I coshed it for all I was worth." Daily Express. Monday 12th January 1953. Page 8.

I COSHED IT SAYS DICKIE. Dickie Lucas, 25-year-old Walthamstow stores clerk scored the two goals that knocked Stockport out of the Cup. Of the second one (pictured below, minus the ball) he said: "I didn't know where the pass came from. The ball dropped at my feet from nowhere, and I coshed it for all I was worth." Daily Express. Monday 12th January 1953. Page 8.

Walthamstow Avenue 2-1 Stockport County programme. F.A. Cup 3rd Round 1952-53.

Walthamstow Avenue 2-1 Stockport County programme. F.A. Cup 3rd Round 1952-53.

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One Response to “Dickie Lucas coshes Stockport, Sat Jan 10th 1953”

  1. Tom thake Says:

    Dicky Lucas of Walthamstow avenue was playing BOWLS in valentines park Ilford Essex about six yrs ago 2009. I played on the next green for the Ilford Bowles club next door. My father and myself supported ave in the.195Os . I am now 72 yrs old. We had a good chat but lost touch soon afterwards. Anybody with info please contact me by E/mail

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