Normally found at centre half, he also led the forward line on occasion, once netting a hat-trick in an ‘A’ team fixture.
Born at Port Clarence, Middlesbrough on February 17, 1920, Sidney Albert Lown played for north eastern club Fatfield Juniors prior to signing amateur forms for us on October 15, 1936.
Given a job on our groundstaff the following February, he featured regularly for our’A’ team and signed professional forms on May 8, 1939.
His three goal haul came in our third XI’s final game before the outbreak of war, a 10-0 victory at Pinner on August 30, 1939. Ted Ditchburn and Les Medley were also in our team that day.
Wartime service was spent with the RAF as a rear gunner in bomber aircraft over Germany. He returned to Tottenham on demob during April, 1946 and played in our Football Combination side the following season. In all, Sid played 31 games for our intermediate teams, netting seven goals. During his time with us, Sid lived at Linley Road, Bruce Grove.
On leaving during 1947 he joined Birmingham Combination club Stafford Rangers. He later worked for Lotus Shoes in Stafford until retiring during 1980. In recent years he lived at Elgin, Morayshire.
Sid Lown passed away at an Elgin hospital on October 9, aged 87. He is survived by wife Beryl, two daughters, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.
We were sorry to learn of the passing of Sid Lown, who was on our books between 1936 and 1947.