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Peter McCall: 1936 - 2020

The club was saddened to hear of the passing of Peter McCall on Sunday, February 9th, shortly after his wife Joan’s passing.

Born in 1936, Peter was scouted playing for Kings Lynn and joined City in 1952. He broke his ankle in his second game for the Colts. He then had to bide his time in the reserves before finally made his league debut on 4 April 1958 at Cardiff – a memorable 3-2 win!

Peter held his place as number 4 into the following season, when he scored his only City goal in the 3-0 home win against Brighton & Hove Albion.  The other scorers on the day were Bobby Etheridge and John Atyeo.

In following seasons he had competition for his place so after 84 appearances - 78 in the league - he moved to Oldham Athletic where he renewed his friendship with Alan Williams.  In the final match of the 1964/65 season, they both played for the visitors at Ashton Gate – Peter at number 9 opposite Atyeo. City’s 2-0 win clinched promotion on goal average from Mansfield.

After 108 appearances for the Latics between 1962-65, Peter joined Hereford United in the Southern League, partly to be able to return to live in Bristol. In his retirement, Peter took up the game of bowls very successfully, playing for England over four seasons and was runner-up in the over-60 pair with Roy Hennessey in the 2001 national indoor championships.

Our thoughts are with their family - two sons, one daughter and several grandchildren.  Peter’s funeral is on Monday, March 2nd at 11.15am, Bristol South Crematorium.