Trophy legend Hewitt passes away

Scarborough Athletic are mourning the loss of a club legend as they prepare for their Emirates FA Cup clash with EVO-STIK League rivals Hyde United on Saturday.

The EVO-STIK League North's Seadogs have sent their condolences to the family and friends of FA Trophy hero Dick Hewitt after learning of his passing this week at the age of 74.

Inside-forward Hewitt, pictured, played in Athletic's Wembley finals against Wigan and Matlock during the 1970s after a playing career that took in Huddersfield, Bradford, Barnsley and York.

Born near Pontefract in 1943 and known as the 'Midfield Schemer' after kicking off his career with Huddersfield Town upon turning professional in 1961, he played a key role in the FA Trophy winning Boro side at Wembley in 1973 before settling in the town with his growing family.

The former Seadog, who also managed Boro's reserve team, started in 214 games for the club, including eight as a substitute and scored 19 times.

A club spokesman said: "Everyone at Scarborough Athletic is sad to learn of the death of former Scarborough FC player Dick Hewitt earlier this week aged 74."

The Seadogs and seven other EVO-STIK League clubs are kicking off in the Fourth Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup this weekend for a place in Monday's draw for the First Round proper.

Images courtesy of The Scarborough News

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