Brian Aldridge Player Profile
Debut: Burnham (H, 3-2), 01/10/1988
Recruited to help Boro’ deal with a goalkeeping crisis ahead of an FA Cup tie against Burnham in 1988, the helping hand ended up costing the club after it was revealed that Aldridge was ineligible. Boro’ had made the Third Qualifying Round after a 3-2 win, but the tie was handed to Burnham.
Aldridge had been drafted in at the eleventh hour from Baldock Town after Boro’ were left without a goalkeeper; Keith Allinson had sustained an injury in his first game following the departure of Mark Klimek. Confusion over registration rules, however, left Boro’ to incur the wrath of the FA, who expelled the club from the competition.