Date: 19th May 2017 at 12:30pm
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The death of former York City inside-forward Tommy Ross has been announced at the age of 71.

Born in Tain, Scotland, Ross proved himself a prolific goalscorer with Ross County in the Highland League, where as an eighteen-year-old he actually created a Guinness World Record by claiming a ninety-second hat-trick against Nairn County in 1964.

He went on to score 44 times that particular season and then moved on to Peterborough United the following year, before joining York in June 1967. He enjoyed a decent first season with the Minstermen while finishing as their second-top goalscorer on fourteen.

Ross’ record was though less successful during their following campaign despite netting a hat-trick in an FA Cup first round 6-0 victory at South Shields in November 1968. He was released at the end of that season following an overall 67 appearances and 23 goals for the club.

The diminutive Scot similarly had playing spells with Wigan Athletic, Rossendale United and Brora Rangers, before later managing St Duthus in his home town. He also worked as a youth scout for Tottenham Hotspur based in the north.

Link: Scorer of fastest football hat-trick dies