THE club is sorry to hear about the death of former player Malcolm Richmond.
Malcolm wrote his way into the club record books when he was one of the goalscorers’ in the Shrimps’ 2-1 victory over Dartford in the FA Trophy final at Wembley in 1974.
Born in Blackpool Malcolm came to teach in Lancaster in September 1970 after a course at Carnegie College in Leeds, signing professional forms for the club.
Described at the time as ‘a most dangerous striker’, he finished as leading goal scorer in 1971-72, but suffered a broken leg in the final game at Ellesmere Port.
He then suffered another broken leg in his only first team game during 1972-73.
Thankfully he made a comeback in October 1973 and led the team to Wembley success in the F.A.Trophy, scoring the first goal.
He was released in April 1975, moving to Skelmersdale United in 1975-76. He later played for Horwich RMI in 1976-77 and Chorley in 1977-78 and later coached Horwich RMI in 1986-91.
Overall Malcolm made 160 league and cup appearances for the Shrimps scoring 73 goals.
Club co-chairman, Rod Taylor, passed on his condolences to Malcolm’s family, saying: “Malcolm will always be a true Morecambe legend who brought joy to many a Shrimps’ fans with his famous goal at Wembley.
“He played a huge part in the club’s FA Trophy winning season scoring four valuable goals in the competition. All the Morecambe Football family send our condolences to Malcolm's family & friends.’’