In 1968, in the closest apprentice title race ever, Dicey and Coates dead-heated with 40 wins, just ahead of George Duffield (39) and Ray Still (38), with Tony Murray, Graham Sexton, David Maitland, John
Higgins, John Lowe and Clive Eccleston also prominent.
Other prominent apprentices in 1968 included Tony Murray, Graham Sexton, David Maitland, John
Higgins and Clive Eccleston as well as Lowe, so
Everyone involved with the Dock past and present wishes Mortey all the best Back row -Jim Davies (Manager -48 consecutive seasons and counting), Tony Devine, Owen Doran, Phil Dean, Jake Gibbons (Stalwart midfield dynamo, still on the committee), Mick Quinn (current sponsor), Dave Maitland, John