This week we were delighted and privileged to welcome back to the Millfield a true Black and Amber Legend Allan Brown, accompanied by his wife Ann.
Allan joined Crook Town for the 1960-61 season and went onto make 337 appearances for the club. A whole hearted player who joined Crook for the 1960-61 season, Allan won the Amateur Cup twice with Crook Town – scoring the winning goal in the 1964 Amateur Cup Final and he was also a League Cup winner 60-61 and a League winner 62-63.
Allan was so committed to the club that on semi-final day v Barnet he got married to his wife Ann in the morning and then played in the afternoon, we won, just as well!
Although today Ann said she was just as Crook Town daft as he was and it was never in doubt he would play that day. A number of supporters and former players who remembered Allan tearing into the opposition box daring them to tackle him were at the Millfield to welcome him back and Club Chairman Vince Kirkup presented Allan with club merchandise as well as revealing that the club had added an eighth picnic table to the Legends Tables in Allan’s honour.
Allan’s visit was also reported in the Northern Echo
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