Hall of Fame No. 48

Attacking midfielder was a member of Bill Curry's title-winning side

Ray Elliott (Midfielder, 1968 - 75)

Few players have made a bigger impact on debut than Ray Elliott.

The hat-trick he struck in his first game for Boston FC at Belper ranks alongside the dramatic introductions made in later years by Nick Mallinder and Gary Bull.

Elliott had been brought to the club as a talented attacking 18-year-old from Mansfield Town, having turned down the chance of a second trial at Torquay United.

He moved away from Tattershall Road after that first season but returned two years later and was an integral part of FC's first period of success in the Midland League.

He played a major role in Bill Curry's title-winning campaign in 1974-75, his craft setting up many goals for the likes of Dave Poplar, but he left the club before the Bob Don-Duncan era started.

Elliott, who also played for other clubs including King's Lynn, was sadly killed in a car crash some years ago.

Debut: 16 November 1968 - Belper Town 2, Boston FC 5


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