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Brian Diggins

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Brian Diggins during his time for Sheppey United

Brian Diggins was a former footballer who was a centre forward. He played for Gillingham and Gravesend[1] in the Southern League and Redhill[2] in the Athenian League but he made his biggest impact playing for Sheppey United[3] [4] in the Kent League. After a short period playing for Sheppey in 1945-46 he left the club to play for Gillingham, Redhill and Gravesend before returning to Sheppey for the 1948-49 season.

Over the next four and a half seasons he didn't miss a single game for The Ites playing in nearly 200 consecutive games. During his time with the club he scored 185 goals, helping them win the Kent Amateur Cup in 1951-52. His goal tally, by season, for Sheppey is as follows:-

1945-46 - 5

1948-49 - 48

1949-50 - 44

1950-51 - 34

1951-52 - 41

1952-53 - 13


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  1. "Chelmsford City v Gravesend". Chelmsford Chronicle. 7 November 1947.
  2. "Barking v Redhill match preview". Surrey Mirror. 26 April 1946.
  3. "Sheppey United v Ramsgate Athletic". Thanet Advertiser. 21 January 1949.
  4. "Kent League Cup, Sheppey United v Dover". Dover Express. 10 December 1948.

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