bob. b wrote:
Over the moon with this one thanks to Paul fantastic history
Rea United (left), Winifred Sport (right). My dad (Harry Hudson) is far right front row. This was taken before The Liverpool Cup Final at Anfield 1956. The Winnie won 4-2 my Dad scored 2. Thanks to the goalkeeper that day for the picture Ernie Jackson. Paul Hudson
Well, thanks to our own Ernie Bunty Jackson and Paul Hudson
Look at that big fella on the right in goal think all the first division sides said that is what we need in goal
Dan can you do something with this make it in two parts
Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) wrote:This is not a typical Bootle JOC post but as it relates to football, an existing member of the site and an ex JOC goalie, I thought it might be of interest.
I am often still asked what was my greatest save during my football career and the attached Certificate shows what it was almost fifty years ago, 8th April, 1969, I was in the early stages of my pro refereeing career officiating in an amateur match in Audenshaw..
One of the goalies dived and struck his head on the goalpost and became unconscious and stopped breathing. All the team had was their typical football First Aid kit of Iodine, rubbing lotion, bandages, sticking plaster and a few oranges. Just like Orrel Pleasure on a Saturday afternoon..
The youth was dying and I was the only one with First Aid training.
I administered mouth to mouth and after a while he started breathing shallowly. He was taken away by ambulance and the game went on. He eventually made a full recovery.
The incident drew national newspaper headlines as no referee had ever saved the life of a player before.
Then about 20 years old, Alan Wray, must be around 70 now and, except for some media photos, I have never seen him since
It was my greatest save.
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