ERIC Tunstall, who moved from Hartlepool United to Newcastle United, in the late 60s has died.

He made one Football League appearance for Pools, substitute in a 2-1 defeat at Barnsley in December 1968, but then moved to Newcastle for £3,000 after impressing in a 6-0 FA Youth Cup defeat to the Magpies.

Mike Amos, writing in his Backtrack column, said of Tunstall in 2008: “Unable to make it at St James's, he spent many years playing for Reeds Cases, his workplace, in the Hartlepool League, apparently known as Terry Yorath because of his luxuriant moustache. He's 57, still in Hartlepool, but presently out of reach.’’

A Pools statement read:"The Club is deeply saddened to hear of that former player Eric Tunstall has passed away, aged 69. Eric came through the ranks at #Pools before making a £3,500 move to Newcastle United in January 1969. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.''

Tunstall died on January 19 at home aged 69.

His service takes place at St Oswalds Church in Hartlepool on Friday at 10.30am.