"I played in a Carlisle team that beat Queen's Park Rangers 1-0 in the third round in 1986 but that was the only day to compare, really," Endersby said.
Kettering won 1-0 but Tilbury queried the eligibility of the former Charlton and Leicester winger, Lennie Glover, just back from a spell in America. The match was declared void and Tilbury progressed at the third attempt, after a replay.
Nonetheless, the attention did Endersby no harm, leading eventually to a contract with Bobby Robson's Ipswich Town, that season's Cup winners. The first team at Portman Road remained out of reach, however, and he left after two years for Tranmere, subsequently serving Swindon, Carlisle and York before quitting the game in 1987 to become a publican. Now aged 34 and a qualified chef, he manages the Chequers, between Redbourne and St Albans.
"Trawling around the lower divisions is not a career I would recommend but, having said that, I have good memories of every club I played for," he said.
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