Tony Long

Tony Long was a reserve team and A-team player in 1956.

He played for the A team that won the Exeter and East Devon Senior league in 1956/57.

Later Tony played for Bideford and scored 19 goals in 20 games when Bideford won the Western League in 1963/64. The following season was an unhappy one for Tony because after a superb start with 15 goals in 11 games, he broke his leg scoring Bidefords second in a 2-0 win over Welton and never regained his free-scoring form. Welton  went onto pip Bideford for the title that season but many at the Sports Ground believed that a fully fit Tony would have made Bideford champions again.



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