Phil Scothorne

02 Sep 2015 in Hall of Fame

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Flamboyant Phil Scothorne is the second member of our Hall of Fame

Phil Scothorne (Winger, 1974-82)

With his trendy haircut and sheepskin jackets, Phil Scothorne was the closest thing we had to a 1970s pop star-style footballer like George Best.

He was a flair player on the pitch too.

Scothorne's speciality was "skinning" full backs with his bag of tricks.

But as well as being a wide player, he scored plenty of goals too - and had a knack of finding the net on the big occasions.

His most memorable goal was probably his FA Cup 4th qualifying round winner against Bangor City in 1976 which earned Boston FC their famous trip to Barnsley.

Arriving from Frickley Athletic in the summer of 1974, Scothorne was a star attraction at Tattershall Road for eight seasons.

He was an extrovert personality off the pitch too and played a key role in attracting other quality players from South Yorkshire who formed such a key part of Bob Don-Duncan's all-conquering side of the late 70s and early 80s.

Debut: 12 August 1974 - Mexborough H 3-0


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