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Roy Fawcett

6 November 2023

The club is saddened to hear about the death of former player Roy Fawcett.

Tribute from Derek Quinn on the passing of Roy Fawcett:

Roy played for the club between 1960 and 1967, playing close to 300 games and scoring more than 120 goals. 

Another of the Shrimps’ stars in the 1960s, Roy was born in Leeds on January 20, 1938, and was a professional at Blackpool for five years. 

Unfortunately for Roy, a right winger who was an understudy to the great Stanley Matthews, he made just three first team appearances in that time, and joined Morecambe in the summer of 1960.

His first appearance in a Morecambe shirt came in a 4-1 home win over Bacup Borough on August 20, 1960. 

He certainly made a good impression as The Visitor reported that Roy was: “Star of the Morecambe cast.’’

The report added: “Left winger Fawcett’s speedy raids and bullshot shooting gained the plaudits of the hard-bitten Christie critics.’’

Roy went on to become a regular for six seasons, and won two championship medals, as well as being a member of two Junior Cup and one Combination Cup winning sides.

His last first team game was a 1-0 away defeat at Burscough on December 17, 1966.

Roy left Morecambe and joined Lancaster City in February 1967.

Everybody at Morecambe FC wishes to pass on their condolences to Roy's family at this sad time.

Roy's funeral is tomorrow, Tuesday 7th November, 1.30pm at Lancaster & Morecambe Crematorium.

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