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GEORGE MITCHELL OF GREENOCK MORTON F.C. - HIS B DIVISION WINNERS GOLD MEDAL 1950

Sold for £400


 

SCOTTISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE B DIVISION WINNERS GOLD MEDAL 1950,
awarded to George Mitchell of Greenock Morton F.C., the obverse with central shield shaped plaque with enamelled lion rampant, above blue enamelled banner inscribed 'Scottish Football League', encircled by blue enamel border inscribed 'Greenock Morton Football Club', the reverse engraved 'B Division, Championship, 1949-50, G Mitchell', 42mm high including bale, in nine carat gold, 11.7g

Along with an autographed dinner programme from dinner held to commemorate Morton Football Club's Centenary in 1974 (2)

Note: George Mitchell signed for Morton from Gourock Juniors on 5th July 1945 and remained with the club for 6 years, being freed on 30th April 1951. He was normally fielded at right half, but occasionally left half. 20 of his 38 appearances came in Season 1949/50 when Morton were promoted at the first attempt from Division B, having been relegated the previous season. He scored his only goal for Morton during that season v Arbroath at Cappielow on 25th March 1950 in a 3-1 win. Despite the earlier relegation, this was, on paper, a strong side featuring internationalists Jimmy Cowan and Tommy Orr, and star striker Neil Mochan.

He was just one of the former players invited to attend the Morton Centenary dinner, and this programme from the evening is autographed by numerous former players.

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