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Historical Archive - Pre 1930s

This period covers the formation of the club in 1918 and the first Cheshire Senior Cup success. You may also be interested in reading a detailed profile of Eli Bullock which was kindly supplied by his grandson Glyn Aubrey. Many thanks to him.


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The Linnets team that won the Cheshire Senior Cup for the first time back in 1925. Unfortunately some of the names have been cut off the newspaper clipping.
Eli Bullock, pictured second from the left on the front row, played in Army football from 1912 until the end of the First World War, serving with the 2nd Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, serving in France, the Balkans and the Middle East.
He then signed for Crewe Alexandra, where he led their attack in the Central League up until 1920. Bullock then moved to Macclesfield Town in November 1920 from where he signed for Exeter City. He was released at the end of the season after 4 goals in 27 appearances, and signed for a second spell with Macclesfield Town.Bullock ended his playing career with two seasons at Runcorn in the Cheshire League, during 1924-25 and 1925-26. Robert Done joined Liverpool in 1926 and played 155 games for the Reds, scoring 13 goals. Robert passed away in 1982.




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