Information on Lochrae Juveniles’ participation in cup finals is sought by one of their former players.
Doug Crumley played right-back for the Dundee and District U/27 Juvenile League side and has come across many of his old medals.
“The trouble is,” he opened, “they are all blank with no inscriptions.
“And, as I’m now 80, I’m having trouble remembering the names of the trophies, the opposition, the scores and the years.
“That’s why I have turned to Blether with Brown. Can you help me find more information?”
Doug, known for many years in the city as a local musician, in addition to working in Timex, gave me some details.
He continued: “I remember winning the Samuel Trophy and my first impression was ‘what the heck is this?’.
“The trophy was tacky, dull and damaged. It just did not look good at all.
“One of my team-mates actually later took it into the NCR factory, where he worked, to have it restored to something near its former glory.
“I remember, too, we beat an Arbroath side on Thomson Park in another final. We came out on top against Logie Thistle in yet another final and, a year later, Lochrae were
beaten by Lochee Renton in my very last game in the D&D Juveniles.”
Doug, who also played for St Clement’s and Timex, concluded: “Over the years, I’ve seen others come in with pleas about games, dates and times, and you usually get a good response.
“I hope some of your readers can help me, too.”
The photo far left is a Lochrae Juveniles line-up from around 1959-61, which features Doug.
Back row (from left) — Doug Crumley, Dave Laird, Dave Pullar, Willie Finlayson, Jim Millar, Dave Thomson, Dave Falconer.
Front row — Jim Stark, George Monaghan, Bert Robertson, Norrie “Peem” Dyer, Lennie Davies, Saunders Meech, Harry McAllister