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Tributes paid to prolific striker Malcolm Lindsay who played for Fenmen and the Linnets



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Tributes have been paid to a well-known former Wisbech Town striker who has died following a battle with cancer.

Malcolm Lindsay died on Saturday and his passing was announced on the Fenmen's Facebook page.

He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer last year after being hospitalised and was warned the disease was terminal.

Malcolm Lindsay when he played for Cambridge United. (55385809)
Malcolm Lindsay when he played for Cambridge United. (55385809)

His granddaughter Lucy Moore launched a fundraising appeal in October in Malcolm's name for Prostate Cancer UK and her campaign was supported by Wisbech Town FC with the selling on pin badges.

Eighty-one-year-old Malcolm, who lived in March, signed for Wisbech Town in 1977 and quickly became a favourite with supporters.

He was born in Ashington, Northumberland, the same place as the Charlton brothers, in September 1940 and played for Berwick Ranges, Gateshead and then King's Lynn, where he became a record scorer with 321 goals in 740 appearances - making him still one of the team's most prolific goal scorers of all time.

He ran the Bentinck pub in Loke Road, King's Lynn, with his late wife Patricia who died 16 years ago and the pair were well known, and loved by many.

From the Linnets Malcolm moved to Cambridge United in a £750 transfer deal in 1970 where he made six appearances and scored one goal.

Malcolm and Patricia. (51955703)
Malcolm and Patricia. (51955703)

He then moved to Boston United half-way through the 1970/71 season making eight appearances, plus one substitution and again scored one goal.

As previously stated he signed for Wisbech Town in 1977 and played the season scoring 26 goals in 41 appearances.

His son Martyn later played for the Fenmen.

Malcolm Lindsay score 26 goals in 41 appearances for Wisbech Town. (55427439)
Malcolm Lindsay score 26 goals in 41 appearances for Wisbech Town. (55427439)

Posting news of his death on their Facebook page a spokesperson for Wisbech Town said: "It’s with great sadness we have to report that former player Malcolm Lindsay passed away yesterday.

"Our thoughts are with Malcolm’s family at this very sad time."



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