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Real Name: Thomas Haydn Barker
Normal Position: Inside Left
Height: 5' 9 1/2
Weight: 11st 8lbs
Born: 12/01/1936(Astley)

Haydn BarkerHaydn Barker, a pupil of Leigh Grammar School, first played half a season in Southport's 'A' team in 1953 and after a spell with Blackpool he later re-joined Southport. He was an industrious inside-forward with the ability to burst through. Unfortunately his foraging and approach play was not matched by his finishing although he did score after only 14 seconds at Hartlepools (successfully reproducing the goal Crystal Palace had scored against Southport 2 days earlier!) to give Southport their first away point in 16 games. He turned part-time professional during his second spell at Haig Avenue having completed his training as a mining engineer and latterly was a regular in the forward line. He was one of Ray Minshull's many ex-Southport signings at the newly-formed Wigan Rovers and scored in their very first match a 4-1 win over Congleton watched by 5,174 spectators. After only 6 games a broken leg effectively ended his professional career although he did play for his local team Astley Labour Club until around 1968. He still lives in Tyldesley and now runs his own diamond drilling firm in Warrington.

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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1957/1958 500
1958/1959 3004
Total 35 0 4

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/04/1959 LeagueH EXETER CITY 0 - 1
25/04/1959 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 2
20/04/1959 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
14/04/1959 LeagueH COVENTRY CITY 1 - 2
11/04/1959 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 3
04/04/1959 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
30/03/1959 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
28/03/1959 LeagueA GATESHEAD 1 - 1
27/03/1959 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1
21/03/1959 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 0 - 1

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/04/1959 LeagueH EXETER CITY 0 - 1
25/04/1959 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 2
20/04/1959 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
14/04/1959 LeagueH COVENTRY CITY 1 - 2
11/04/1959 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 3
04/04/1959 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
30/03/1959 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
28/03/1959 LeagueA GATESHEAD 1 - 1
27/03/1959 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1
21/03/1959 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 0 - 1

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
28/03/1959LeagueA GATESHEAD 1 - 1
03/01/1959LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
20/09/1958LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 0
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