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    Richard CheesemanRichard Cheeseman
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    On 5th February 1955, Tommy Briggs scored seven goals in Blackburn Rovers 8-3 win over Bristol Rovers in a Second Division match at Ewood Park. He was a prolific scorer in the decade immediately after the Second War. Given a free transfer by Plymouth Argyle on the resumption of peace time soccer he joined Grimsby Town and, in his third season with the club (1949-50) he scored 40 goals, 36 in the League, and represented his country for the only time when he played for England B against Switzerland B in January 1950 at Hillsborough. He moved to Coventry City, Birmingham City and, in November 1952 Blackburn Rovers where he scored over 30 goals in each of his first four full seasons with the club. However he left them after 12 games of their promotion season (1957-58) to return to Grimsby and then in March 1959 he moved on to Glentoran in the Irish League where he ended his career. His full League record was 256 goals in 390 matches.

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