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All Time XI - Bert Andrews

Our All Time XI series provides ex-players, coaches, and stalwarts of the club a platform to share their all time Saxmundham Sports FC XI, with a goal of promoting our clubs rich history, whilst enabling those connected with the club to reminisce and share nostalgia.

Next to make their selection is ex-player Bert Andrews.

I first signed for Sax after leaving school in 1970, aged 15. There was no youth leagues then so I went straight into adult football and I made my first team debut that same year. Apart from a four year stint with Leiston I played all my days with Sax and played with numerous great players and characters; here are some of the best.

GK - John Cady

Excellent, reliable 'keeper

DR - Dick Nettleingham (Senior)

No-nonsense, hard-tackling full back

DL - Chris Stone

Wonderful left-footed player, never saw him miss a penalty

DCR - Barry Driver ©

Tall lanky centre back, a good reader of the game

DCL - Pat Robins

Another very good centre back

MR - Bert Andrews

Playing myself in midfield so I can get my chosen strikers in

ML - Phil Stone

Very good intelligent player

MCR - Ivan (Zippy) Fryer

Outstanding footballer, stood out from a young age

MCL - David Lummis

Very strong, hard as nails with a shot like a rocket

ST - Buster Jarvis

Brilliant striker, could play any position on the pitch

ST - John (Jack) Trigg

Old-school centre forward, good in the air. I learnt a lot from him when I first got in the team

Sub 1 - Colin Balls

Hard-working midfielder

Sub 2 - Terry Archer

Another talented midfielder

Sub 3 - David (Jack) Horner

Great player in defence or midfield, never gave less than 100%

If you are interested in taking part and choosing your own All Time XI, please contact Martin Salter at


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