Reg Pearce - Our Goal Scoring Right Half
A right half, Reg Pearce had two spells with the Lilywhites having originally signed for us in 1961 before joining Peterborough only to return not long later.
Born in Liverpool on January 12th, 1930, Reg first played in the Football League for Luton having joined them in November 1954 from non league Winsford United for a fee of £1,000. Luton that season was in the 2nd Division of the Football League and were to promoted to the first division as runners up. Reg was to enjoy three seasons in the 1st Division with Luton, He making 75 League appearances for them, scoring 6 goals. He then in February 1958 joined fellow first division, Sunderland for £16,500. Despite his efforts he could not stop them from being relegated at the end of the season. After three seasons in the second division, he left Sunderland for us in the summer of 1961 for Cambridge City. he was one of the new signs made by Oscar Head, who had recently been appointed manager. For Sunderland he had made 61 League appearances scoring 4 goals.
His first spell with the Lilywhites ended in August, 1963 when he joined Peterborough United. During that time he had scored 15 league and 8 cup goals for the City. He was also part of the City team that lifted the Southern League Championship in 1963.
After one season at Peterborough, he returned to the City where he stayed until 1966 before Boston United. .
After his football career ended he returned to live in Cambridge.