OKAY, it is not a non-league team we are featuring in this week’s nostalgia section.

But many of these Albion youth team players from 1971-72 season went on to play non-league football.

Among them was Steve Breach who captained Crawley Town for many years.

Breach, who had started at Arsenal, did not make Albion’s first team, like a lot of these players.

In fact, only Tony Towner and Steve Piper went on to play for the Seagulls’ first team – and both later also played non-league football in Sussex for a number of years.

This picture was taken at the Goldstone Ground on November 24, 1971.

The team appeared to be jointly run by brothers Joe and Glen Wilson who were great stalwarts for the Seagulls.

Joe played 353 games for Albion from 1936 to 1947 when he took his first role with the backroom team as assistant-trainer. Glen, meanwhile, played 436 matches for the club from 1948 to 1960, before becoming player-manager at Exeter City. He returned to join Albion’s backroom team in 1966 and had two games as caretaker manager prior to the appointment of Brian Clough in 1973.

The full line-up is, back row (left-right) : Joe Wilson, Tony Towner, unknown trialist, Steve Piper, Steve Breach, Ian Wyatt, Trevor Bryson, Ricky Sopp, Kevin Worsfold, Glen Wilson. Front row: John Rodkin, Ray Brockwell, Steve Barrett, Mark Douglas, Billy Wylie.