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LATEST NEWS | Former goalkeeper passes away

Former Magpies goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence has passed away at the age of 77-years-old. The Scottish international played for Liverpool during the 1960s and stayed at the club until 1971 when he signed for Tranmere Rovers before joining Chorley.

After making the move to Victory Park he made a number of appearances during the 1974/75 season in the Cheshire League, before the club swooped to sign legendary shot stopper Tony McMahon who eventually replaced him.

Lawrence, who was born in Ayrshire, became a pivotal member of Shankly’s side during the glory years. To his credit, he was nicknamed ‘The Flying Pig’ due to his ability to make saves despite his size and was considered a talent. He missed only four league games in six seasons between 1963 and 1969 and helped them to the league championship twice in that period.

After hanging up his boots with the club he worked as a factory quality controller. Everyone at Chorley FC would like to pass on their condolences to Tommy’s family at this sad time. 

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