1960’s – 70’s

Throughout the 60's the club achieved mid table finishes in the very competitive Liverpool Combination League.

1962-63 - Under 21s

1961 - 1st Team

In 1965, the club took a trip to Germany to play in an international tournament that included playing against professional club, FC Langenburg.


1965 - Pilkington FC v FC Langenburg

Under the guidance of Sammy Cottington, Ernie Swift and Ted Forshaw, the club became known in the mid-60's for it's very successful youth set up. In 1966, Pilkington Junior won the Forster Cup, Woodward Cup and the League Championship Shield.

1967 - Pilkington Youth; Forster Cup, Woodward Cup and the League Championship Shield

The Club were again playing in Europe in 1970, this time in Portugal. Posters advertising the game named them as Recs Pilkington de Liverpool and consequently thousands of Portuguese spectators flocked to the ground, despite admission charges, hoping to see the Anfield team.

1970 - Pilkingtons Portugal Tour

1970 - Presentation Evening Celebrations

In 1972, ex-Crewe player, Brian May, took over the reigns at the club. It was his gruelling training sessions and the regular goal exploits of centre forward Ian Lancaster that helped the 1st team hold its own in the very competitive Liverpool Combination.

1983-84 - First Team


1972 - Letter from Lord Pilkington


John Delves followed Brian as 1st Team manager before Jack Potter took over around 1975. At this time the club was running three teams with the 1st team in the Liverpool County Combination and the other two teams competing in the St. Helens Combination.

1981 - the first team in the Mid-Cheshire League