BURTON Albion Football Club are saddened to hear of the passing of our former player Phillip Aston, aged 94.
Phillip made 68 appearances for The Brewers early in our existence, playing for us over two seasons in 1953/54 and 1954/55 in the Birmingham League and the Birmingham League North respectively.
Making 28 appearances in his first season, Phillip would score two goals in 40 games for us the following campaign, netting goals against Oswestry Town (a 6-1 win) and Bilston (3-1).
According to Walsall Football Club’s Supporters’ Trust’s official website, Phillip was a keen cricketer, footballer and runner before World War Two, at which point he joined the RAF and was stationed in Durban, South Africa.
Phillip made 10 appearances for Walsall during the 1951/52 season and also turned out for Rugby, Bedworth and Loughborough before joining two former teammates - John Duggins and Phil Giles - at Albion.
The thoughts of everyone at Burton Albion are with Phillip’s friends and family.
Pictured: Phillip Aston, front row, fourth from the left.
Picture courtesy of Walsall Football Club.