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City spans 27 years and includes 1955 FA Cup run and historic 1974 promotion
Ron Spence was born in Spennymoor and after playing as an amateur for colliery teams, he joined City in March 1948, an association that was to span over 25 years.

To the oldest City supporters, he was a combative tireless attacking wing half (central midfield) as we reached the 1955 FA Cup semi final.

He made 306 appearances and scored 26 goals for City, his only Football League club.

To young slightly younger City supporter, he was Cityís physio for many years.

After leaving City, he joined Scarborough and later played for Goole before returning to City in 1963, initially as a part time trainer, progressing to full time and then onto a physio / trainer role which he held until 1972 when Billy Horner joined City. His last appearance in City colours was when playing for the 1955 Happy Wanderers in Gerry Bakerís testimonial game in 1969.

Spence stepped down into roles working with Cityís reserve and junior sides until he left in September 1975 to pursue a career outside football as a publican.

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