Milton Football Club History

After World War II Milton FC was re-formed with Charlie Daniels as captain and Fred Burling as secretary. Charlie’s football career was curtailed by injury and in 1947 he became secretary. When ill health forced him to retire after 39 years in 1986 Simon Roberts took on the mantle briefly before handing over the reins to Fraser Confrey. 24 years later Fraser remains as committed and loyal as ever.

The club played in the Histon & District League for a few years until transferring to the Cambs County League. Notable achievements during the 1950’s and 60’s:

Junior Cup winners 1955 – a 5-1 victory over Orwell

Junior Cup winners 1955 photo

Back row:

“Tip” Bradnam (Chairman), Harry Missing, Keith Farrington, Roger Day, Terry Brown, Geoff Teeboon, Tony Norma,n Neville (Nibby) Ralph and Don Pearson (President)

Front row:

Charlie Daniels (Secretary), Arthur Luca,s Eric Norman, Steve Lucas and John Pratt (Note the change of strip – Orwell played in black and white stripes Milton in blue and white stripes)

Eric Norman photo

Eric Norman, captain, collects the Junior Cup

Keith Farrington photo

Keith Farrington scorer of 4 goals

On Easter Monday 1962 – a 3-2 win over Foxton – Goal scorers Mick Taylor 2 Stan Thurston 1. This was the last Junior Cup Final to be played on the old Histon ground before it was re-aligned to make way for the bridge over the railway line.

Steven Hume Foxton goalkeeper in action

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