March 1961: Brighton v Swansea goalmouth scramble

This colour image of the Goldstone Ground comes from the annual Football Champions:


The number 9 is Albion centre-forward Dennis Windross who cost £1,000 from Middlesbrough in November that season. The Yorkshireman had a purple patch of four goals in five games around the turn of the year during the campaign, including a goal against League champions Burnley in the FA Cup. However, the goals completely dried up after this and he lost his place in the side in early April. Brighton finished in 16th position in Division Two.

Out of favour, Windross was swopped for Darlington’s Bobby Baxter in the summer.


2 thoughts on “March 1961: Brighton v Swansea goalmouth scramble

  1. Steve Cowdry says:

    What a marvellous shot – so evocative of the age – and great to see a packed Goldstone!

  2. clark Windross says:

    The Centre forward (No 9) is my Dad Dennis WIndross and I have the original Black & White of this shot, so nice to see a picture in colour from that time. For the record (not that it matters much) Dad was valued at £6000 at the time after some prolific scoring feats in the North Eastern League and he was also Brian Cloughs understudy, Dad went to Brighton in a swap with Bobby Baxter, finishing his career in 1964 at Doncaster, we lost him in 1989 to Cancer……Clark Windross

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