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Full Name: Len Appleton
Normal Position: Outside Right
Height: 5' 6.5
Weight: 11st 6lbs
Born: 16/11/1892(Bamfurlong)
Died: 20/08/1970 (Whelley, Wigan)
Len AppletonLen Appleton was a quiet, unassuming, fair-haired winger who lived all his life in the Bamfurlong area. A very good runner, he used to compete in handicap races. Apart from a brief spell with Bolton Wanderers in war-time football he played for Blackpool for 6 seasons (i8 games and 3 goals in 1914-15 was his best) during which time he occupied every position in the forward line. At Southport all his League appearances were at outside-right. An Exeter sports writer listed his chief assets as 'speed, cleverness on the wing and fine judgment in centering providing many goals for his inside-forwards'. A former surface worker at a colliery, he was a good bowler, finishing runner-up in the famous Talbot Bowling Tournament in Blackpool in 1921. After the Second World War he worked for Dunlops at Atherton as a lift operator. He married late in life and died in Whelley Hospital after a 2 month illness with a liver complaint.

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
1921/1922 EXETER CITY Southport



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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1921/1922 2900
Total 29 0 0

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
29/04/1922 LeagueA ASHINGTON 2 - 2
22/04/1922 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 3
18/04/1922 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
17/04/1922 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
01/04/1922 LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 1
18/03/1922 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 1
28/02/1922 LeagueA STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 0 - 0
12/01/1922 FA Cup / 1RH BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 - 2
07/01/1922 FA Cup / 1A BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 1
31/12/1921 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 2 - 3

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
29/04/1922 LeagueA ASHINGTON 2 - 2
22/04/1922 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 3
18/04/1922 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
17/04/1922 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
01/04/1922 LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 1
18/03/1922 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 1
28/02/1922 LeagueA STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 0 - 0
12/01/1922 FA Cup / 1RH BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 - 2
07/01/1922 FA Cup / 1A BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 1
31/12/1921 LeagueA WIGAN BOROUGH 2 - 3
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