Help wanted from Down Under

Northfield Primary School football team with five members of Blackpool FC on a visit to Australia in 1958.

Northfield Primary School football team with five members of Blackpool FC on a visit to Australia in 1958.

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Can any eagle-eyed readers hit the back of the net and recognise these footballers?

John Wilson, who lives in South Australia, sent in this photo, taken on May 24, 1958.

It shows Blackpool FC players during a visit to Australia, with children from a combined team from local primary schools, at a match at the home of Enfield City Soccer Club, in Blair Athol.

The Seasiders went on to play an Australian XI that afternoon at the Adelaide Oval.

Mr Wilson said: “I am hoping to identify the five Blackpool players in the picture.

“The school I attended at the time, Northfield Primary, was selected to play a combined team at the home of Enfield City Soccer Club. How this came about, I don’t know.”

Mr Wilson can be contacted via email joje45@hotmail.com, post at: Mr J. Wilson, 30 Canna Road, Ingle Farm, South Australia, 5098 or by phone – international number – (08) 71296610.