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Real Name: Roy Ambler
Normal Position: Inside Forward
Height: 5' 10 1/2
Weight: 11st 6lbs
Born: 02/12/1937(Wakefield)
Died: 05/05/2007
Roy AmblerHe represented Yorkshire Boys as well as the North of England Schoolboys where he played in the same team as Bobby Charlton. He showed his best scoring form with Wrexham (35 games, 15 goals). He helped to make footballing history in March 1962 when he was one of 3 players to score hat-tricks in Wrexham\'s 10-1 win over Hartlepools United. He could not reproduce this form at Haig Avenue, failing to find the net in League appearances, although he did score the winning goal in the Liverpool Senior Cup semi-final against Tranmere Rovers and hit the bar in the drawn final against Liverpool. He was the Reserves\' top scorer with 17 goals in 3o Combination games. He wound up his career as Reserve Coach with Bradford and turned out on occasions in their Northern Premier League team following their failure to be re-elected. He later scouted for West Bromwich Albion for a number of years, working as a sales representative selling kitchen and bedroom furniture.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

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Season From To Value
1963/1964 YORK CITY Southport
1963/1964 Southport MATLOCK TOWN



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1963/1964 1100
Total 11 0 0

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
04/05/1964 Liverpool Senior Cup / FinalH LIVERPOOL 2 - 2
27/04/1964 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
21/04/1964 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 0 - 1
18/04/1964 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
18/01/1964 LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 1
15/01/1964 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 - 2
11/01/1964 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 1
21/12/1963 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 1 - 5
19/10/1963 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 0 - 2
14/10/1963 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 1 - 3

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
04/05/1964 Liverpool Senior Cup / FinalH LIVERPOOL 2 - 2
27/04/1964 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
21/04/1964 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 0 - 1
18/04/1964 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
18/01/1964 LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 1
15/01/1964 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 - 2
11/01/1964 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 0 - 1
21/12/1963 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 1 - 5
19/10/1963 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 0 - 2
14/10/1963 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 1 - 3

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
27/04/1964Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
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