Leonard Dickenson was born in South Elmsall, Yorkshire on 6th March 1942. A crafty inside forward Lennie signed professional for Sheffield Wednesday in February 1960. He didn’t make the first team at Hillsborough and moved to Oldham Athletic for a £100 fee in June 1961. He then made just 5 League appearances for Oldham before spells with Witton Albion and Buxton saw him arrive at Don Wilson’s Mossley in January 1966. He made 19 appearances for Mossley scoring 6 goals in the 1965-66 season but started to come into his own in the season’s that followed. He became team captain and made 44 appearances scoring 6 goals in 1966-67, 39 appearances scoring 13 goals in 1967-68, he was top scorer with 23 goals from 48 appearances in 1968-69. Season 1969-70 was probably the pinnacle of Lennie Dickenson’s Mossley career. He led the team to runners up in the Cheshire League (Mossley’s best position for 50 years), the 1st Round proper of the FA Cup and the Quarter Finals of the inaugural FA Trophy making 51 appearances and scoring 17 goals. 1970-71 saw Dickenson make 53 appearances scoring 17 goals and 1971-72 – Mossley’s last in the Cheshire League he made 51 appearances and scored just 2 goals but won the Club’s first ‘Player of the Year’ award – The Gilbert Tarr Trophy in 1972 as Mossley stepped up to the Northern Premier League. Mossley’s first NPL season saw the departure of manager Don Wilson in November and Dickenson was extremely disappointed not to get the job and after making 30 appearances scoring 7 goals in the 1972-73 season he left Seel Park in December 1972 and moved to play for Altrincham. Spells with Chorley and Leek Town followed and a brief spell as assistant manager at Droylsden, but Dickenson surprisingly never became a manager. Lennie Dickenson made a total of 338 appearances for Mossley and scored 84 goals.