Thursday, October 12, 2006

Auction recalls County heyday

[Excerpt from Stockport Times 12/10/06]
Historic football awards won by a former Stockport County manager are expected to fetch around £15,000 at an auction later this month.
The collection belonged to Andy Beattie, who was Stockport's second post-war manager, in charge at Edgeley Park from March 1949 to April 1952.
During this era, County enjoyed one of their best-ever FA Cup runs and pulled in the biggest crowd at Edgeley Park. It happened in the 1949-50 season, when County faced Liverpool in the 5th round of the FA Cup, pulling in 27,833 spectators.
In 1954 - shortly after leaving Stockport in 1952 - Andy Beattie made history by becoming Scotland's first ever manager.