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Postby dj johnny b » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:53 pm

On the 19th February 1977 Leytonstone drew 1-1 at home to Hayes in a Rothmans Isthmian League match.
The Hayes equaliser was scored by Cyrille Regis 6 minutes before time.
Leytonstone's captain and centre half was John Still but he was a team change that day. Maybe he saw the opposing centre forward's pen picture:
" ...has scored 20 goals to date (12 since Christmas) and 4 in a match last Tuesday" and thought better of taking him on!
Dagenham,by the way, were top of the table.
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Postby Mike the Dagger » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:27 pm

dj johnny b wrote:On the 19th February 1977 Leytonstone drew 1-1 at home to Hayes in a Rothmans Isthmian League match.
The Hayes equaliser was scored by Cyrille Regis 6 minutes before time.
Leytonstone's captain and centre half was John Still but he was a team change that day. Maybe he saw the opposing centre forward's pen picture:
" ...has scored 20 goals to date (12 since Christmas) and 4 in a match last Tuesday" and thought better of taking him on!
Dagenham,by the way, were top of the table.


I recall watching Cyrille Regis play agaist the Daggers that season, He was the man of the moment and obviously destined for better things. The next time I saw him play live, he was in an England short at Wembley.

RIP Cyrille

On a related subject, a year or so earlier I also saw Alan Devonshire playing for Southall. A year or so later it was Stuart Pearce at Wealdstone.

Great days.
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Postby ARNU » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:37 pm

I saw Cyril Regis play against Arsenal at Highbury ( I was ballboy and sat in the dugout with TerryNeil ,Don Howe and the now disgraced Graham Rix. ( he didn't touch me ). Also see him v West Ham at Upton Park more than once. I'm sure johnny Giles was wba captain for at least one of the games. Arsenal won 4-0, Malcolm macdonald , Liam Brady era. My mate supported arsenal so I went a few times. Boring but true.
RIP Cyril .
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