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Real Name: Alan William Cocks
Normal Position: Inside Forward
Born: 07/05/1951 (Ormskirk)

Alan Cocks

At Ormskirk Grammar School he had captained the rugby XV and represented Merseyside Schoolboys. He made an instant impression at Burscough from where Verdi Godwin had recommended him to Ron Suet at Chelsea. This fair-haired inside-forward failed to do himself justice at Haig Avenue. Due to a recurrence of a groin injury sustained at Chelsea his outstanding performance in Southport scullers three goals against Scunthorpe United in December 1970 came after only scoring once in the previous 12 games.

He achieved considerable success with Runcorn who were runners-up and champions of the Northern Premier League but eventually his old injury ended his career.

After retiring from football he became an executive officer in the department of employment.

 

Career: Burscough, 1966-67; Chelsea, app. 18 Oct 1967, pro 14 apr 1969; Brentford (loan), 29 Jan 1970; Southport , 4 July 1970; Great Harwood, 1971; Skelmersdale, 1973; Runcorn, 1974-76; Lathom & Burscough British Legion



Season Date From To Value
1970/1971 05/05/1971 Southport UNATTACHED Free Transfer
1970/1971 08/06/1970 CHELSEA Southport



Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1970/1971 2517
Total 25 1 7


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
26/04/1971 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 1
23/04/1971 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 3
16/04/1971 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 2
12/04/1971 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 0
09/04/1971 LeagueH CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 - 1
03/04/1971 LeagueH BRENTFORD 2 - 0
27/03/1971 LeagueA COLCHESTER UNITED 0 - 1
19/03/1971 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
09/01/1971 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 0
26/12/1970 LeagueH WORKINGTON 1 - 0
19/12/1970 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
12/12/1970 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 2
04/12/1970 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 5 - 1
01/12/1970 Lancashire Senior Cup / 3H LIVERPOOL 1 - 1
28/11/1970 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 2
10/11/1970 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 0 - 1
07/11/1970 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
30/10/1970 LeagueH DARLINGTON 0 - 3
24/10/1970 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
20/10/1970 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 0
16/10/1970 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 3 - 0
09/10/1970 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 2
02/10/1970 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
30/09/1970 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
26/09/1970 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 1
21/09/1970 LeagueH EXETER CITY 0 - 2

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
26/04/1971LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 1
03/04/1971LeagueH BRENTFORD 2 - 0
19/03/1971LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
04/12/1970LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 5 - 1
16/10/1970LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 3 - 0
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