Thursday, February 2, 2023

Legendary Tilbury player passes away

TILBURY’S creates ever goalscorer, Ross Livermore, has passed away.

Tilbury FC has published a details record on Ross’ career.


ROSS Livermore joined Tilbury as an 18 year old, from Bata Sports F.C. in January 1958. He made his debut in our away London League match against Beckenham Town on the 18th January 1958, scoring the first two of his great many goals for Tilbury. He stayed with Tilbury for most of the next 10 years. He did have brief spells with Grays Athletic, Harwich & Parkestone and West Thurrock Athletic, where he was also a prolific goalscorer, but always returned to Tilbury fairly quickly.

He was a member of the side that won 4 consecutive London League Championships and 3 London League Cups in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. In 1960/61, he was a member of the side that won the Essex Senior Cup for the first time in Tilbury’s history. He was also a member of the side that won the Athenian League Division Two Championship, the Essex Senior Cup, Essex Elizabethan Trophy and the Stanford Charity Cup, all in 1963/64.

He holds two records that I think will never be broken. In 1958/59 he scored a magnificent total of 54 goals. The only player ever to come close to that is Livermore himself when, in 1961/62, he managed 52. When his career finally ended in 1968, he had amassed a huge 290 goals for Tilbury in 305 appearances.

In his career with Tilbury, he scored 6 goals in a game on one occasion, 5 in a game twice, 4 in a game 7 times and hit no fewer than 19 Hat-Tricks. These statistics tell the story of just how good and how significant a player Ross was for the Club, and I am glad to say I have memories of watching him play over several of those years, one of the most skilled and clever players to wear our colours.

All at Tilbury F.C. are saddened to hear of Ross’s passing, and our condolences and best wishes go to his Family at this time.


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