Mark Came, Exeter-born but with strong Cheshire connections, played for Exeter City at the end of his professional career after spells with Bolton Wanderers and Chester City. He later returned to Winsford United where he had played earlier in his career.
Mark was twenty-two when he joined Bolton Wanderers from Winsford United in April 1984 where he was to win promotion and play 195 league matches over an eight-year period. Leaving the club in December 1992, he joined Chester City and again won promotion before signing for Exeter City in July 1994.
Returning to the place of his birth, Mark made his debut at Lincoln City on the opening day of the 1994/95 campaign and quickly established himself in a side that was to struggle all season. Winning the player of the year award, Mark was at the club for two seasons making 70 league appearances and scoring five goals as he played for both Terry Cooper and Peter Fox.
Approaching his 35th birthday, Mark left St James’ Park at the end of 1995/96 and returned to Winsford United for two seasons before injury forced his retirement from the game ahead of a spell managing the club. He later managed Barnton, ran a window cleaning business and took over the management of a social club in Winsford. His son Shaun played for Macclesfield Town, Northwich Victoria and Winsford United.