South Liverpool Reserves in the 1980's
South Liverpool Reserves rior to their game at Edinburgh Park against Harrison Line (later to be Royal Seaforth) a game which South won 1-0 thanks to goal by Jay McComb
The team is
Back Row (l-r) Mike Ryman (manager) Steve Jennings, Paul O'Hanlon, Simon Ventre, Cliff Davies, Kevin Cooper, Neil Turner, Gary Barlow.
Front Row (l-r) Martin Ryman (now 1st team manager) Paul Bretherton, Bobby Beckwith, Fred Connolly, Jay McComb, Graham Wilson, Mark Gledhill, Mark Ryman.
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South Liverpool Reserves in August 1982
The reserves were now managed by the redoubtable Jimmy Coffey who had returned to South to retake the reins of the reserves after Mike Ryman had moved to Southport FC. Jim was on holiday when this pre season picture was taken as our recollection is that he would never miss a game during it!
The team was
Back Row (l-r) Gary Dinsmore, Steve Jennings, Roy Smith, Richie Woods, Carl Mavers, John Lawler, Brian Parkinson (1st team asst manager)
Front Row (l-r) Dave Holmes, Lol Kirkwood, Tony Rolfe, John Peacock, Mark Connor, Tony O'Boyle.
Tony O'Boyle was to play first for the reserves and then graduate to the first team as a very fine full back making over 350 club appearances and he would also stand in as a temproary manager after Phil Smiths departure alongside Lenny Williams.
Thank you to the "young keeper" identifying himself and recalling his time at South. Richie Woods is now down in London in the Met an great to hear from him.