The youth team signed off their EFL Youth Alliance campaign with a 1-1 draw at Bolton Wanderers on Saturday. Luke Mariette gave his side the lead after 30 minutes, but midway through the second half, Bolton equalised through Max Wilcox. Alec McLachlan replaced Charlie Monks between the sticks, while Jak Wood came back into the side.
Doug Holden, who has died aged 90, was the last surviving footballer from the celebrated 1953 FA Cup final; although Bolton Wanderers famously lost that match 4-3 to Stanley Matthews’s Blackpool side, he eventually collected a winner’s medal when they beat Manchester United in 1958 in the wake of the Munich air disaster. He was one of the finest wingers of his generation, comfortable on either flank, but in an era when England had Matthews on the right and Tom Finney on the left, he won only five caps. Albert Douglas Holden was born on September 28 1930 in Manchester, virtually on the doorstep of Maine Road, home of Manchester City; he attended Princess Road School in Moss Side, where he played for the school team, then joined his three brothers at Manchester YMCA of the Lancashire Amateur League.
The historical and cultural significance of the FA Cup final has never been more important, writes Miguel Delaney, at a time when football’s communal values are under threat
|Promotion (League Winners): Cheltenham Town|
|Promotion (League Position): Cambridge United, Bolton Wanderers|
|Promotion (Play Off): Morecambe, Newport County, Forest Green Rovers, Tranmere Rovers|
|Relegation (League Position): Southend United, Grimsby Town|