Few lads will ever get to 200 Boro’ outings. One of the first to do just that, though, was the highly versatile Ricky Marshall. Maybe that flexibility is exactly what made the player such an asset for the team during the 1980s. But, even so, you don’t get that many appearances under the belt by being “OK” or “passable”. It is equally important to emphasise Marshall’s abilities – and how they were so beneficial to the Boro’ cause in transitional times for us.
Quite simply, Marshall could play anywhere asked of him. More often than not (we think), he’d be found in midfield. Either central or out wide, it didn’t matter. But there were occasions where the player had to do a shift in defence during his five years – and two spells – at Broadhall Way. His was a time in which the club stepped up to the Isthmian League, won the Division Two North title, and (ultimately) were relegated. More importantly, his was a time that shaped the direction of travel for Boro’.
Ricky Marshall: Before Boro’
In advance of his time at Broadhall Way, Marshall played for clubs like Brentford and (the old) Wimbledon. More recently to his arrival at Boro’, meanwhile, he turned out up the road at Letchworth Garden City.