Millwall legend Alf Wood dies at the age of 74

Battling centre-forward Alf Wood has died at the age of 74 after a 12-year battle with dementia.

The former Manchester City and Shrewsbury striker totalled 114 games for Millwall over three seasons, scoring 45 goals.

He played a total of 488 games as a professional with seven clubs, and was voted into the Shrewsbury Town Hall of Fame for their 125th anniversary in 2011.

He was part of the Lions team which beat Everton 2-0 in the FA Cup in 1973, scoring the second goal.

His former Millwall team-mates recalled a fearless fighter who gave his all for the club.

Centre-back Alan Dorney played in the same team throughout Wood’s three seasons.

He said: “Alf was a fearless battling forward, and tough as old boots – rugged, old-fashioned centre-forward.

“He was important for us in our 2-0 FA Cup fourth-round win over Everton in 1973 – he scored our second goal after Harry Cripps got the opener. That was a very big day for Millwall.”

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