28 June 2008

Frank Montgomery

Name: Francis J. Montgomery
Born: Coleraine
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 11.00 st
Position: Right-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1954), 12 Amateur Caps (1951-1955); Irish League: 3 Caps (1953-1954).
Club Honours: (with Coleraine) City Cup Winner 1953/54.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Coleraine Villa
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Coleraine
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Oct-53
Amateur
* 348/5
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TOTALS
£-
348/5
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* All domestic games.

Biography:
Frank "Bunty" Montgomery was a highly rated full-back who many observers reckoned could have made it in England had he preferred to move across the water. Malcolm Brodie noted of him: "A sound positional player, he kicks accurately with either foot, and displays, when the need arises, excellent ball control."

As captain, Montgomery led Ireland to the inaugral British Amateur Championship in 1954, a feat for which he and the rest of the team were rewarded a special plaque by the Irish FA. Later that same year he won his only Full international cap, so becoming the first Coleraine player capped by Ireland since Tommy Priestley in 1932.

Montgomery's progress was slowed by a lengthy injury in the mid-1950s, but he recovered to remain a Coleraine regular for many years.

Prior to 1953 Amateur International against England
Ireland Cap Details:
02-10-1954 England H L 0-2 BC

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.


Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
03-02-1951 England...... A L 3-6
15-08-1951 Gold Coast... H W 5-2
02-02-1952 England...... H L 1-3 
12-04-1952 Scotland..... A L 1-2 
21-01-1953 England...... A L 1-4 
14-02-1953 Scotland..... H W 1-0
12-09-1953 England...... H W 2-1
23-01-1954 Wales........ H W 3-2
22-02-1954 Distillery FC N W 5-2 
10-04-1954 Scotland..... A D 0-0
18-09-1954 England...... A L 0-5
22-01-1955 Wales........ A W 2-1
12-02-1955 Scotland..... H W 2-1

Summary: 12/0. Won 6, Drew 1, Lost 5. 
(excluding Distillery match)

Handshake photo from Grant Cameron's "Coleraine FC -  A History".

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