Alan Nicholls playing for Plymouth Argyle against Nottingham Forest
in their 2-0 away defeat
in the 4th. Round of the F.A. Cup
Plymouth Argyle: 1993-1994 Played 40 League games
1994-1995 Played 26 League games
1995 Gillingham 0 (0)
1995 Stalybridge Celtic 1 (0)
In the summer of 1994 Nicholls was called up to the England Under-21 team
and played in the Toulon Tournament.
On 25th. November 1995, Nicholls played for Stalybridge in a 3–1 win at Dover Athletic - his debut for the team.
After the game, Alan Nicholls left with his friend Scott Lindsey, and Scott's brother, Matthew Lindsey, and their father.
Alan Nicholls travelled in the car with Scott and his father, while Matthew Lindsey followed on his motorbike.
About an hour into their journey, Alan Nicholls offered to travel on the back of Matthew's motorbike.
Soon afterwards, Matthew lost control of the bike on the A1 near Peterborough and careered off the road.
They were both killed instantly.