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And finally another version of the same shirt this time altered with the addition of the black fly collar. This design seemed to be preferred by Sammy Hughes, who on a couple of occasions looked to be wearing the rugby style collar whilst other players wore the V neck. The heady
days of the early Fifties though were fast becoming a distant memory as Glentoran entered one of the most unsuccessful spells in the side's illustrious history. The total trophy haul for the four season's tenure of this shirt style was Two Mercer Cups, a City Cup and a County Antrim shield.
Only one picture exists of this shirt worn by Glentoran's Second XI having lifted the Irish “B” Division title in 1958. Amongst the team photographed are George Spiers, Dick Leeman, Trevor Thompson, Eddie Dubois, and goalkeeper Jim Dobbin. The successful side was managed by Tommy Briggs and coached by Hugh McFarlane. It was a return to the fly collar, but interestingly the strip seems to have been made specifically for the Second XI. There is no trace of the First team having used this kit at all in the late Fifties.