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Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1922/1923 010
Total 0 1 0

Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
09/02/2008 League / Conference NorthA BLYTH SPARTANS 0 - 1
01/04/2002 League / ConferenceH BOSTON UNITED 2 - 3
18/10/1997 League / ConferenceA HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 1

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
27/03/1982LeagueH NETHERFIELD 0 - 2
20/02/1982LeagueH WORKINGTON 0 - 0
06/02/1982LeagueA KINGS LYNN 0 - 0
30/01/1982LeagueH BUXTON 0 - 1
23/01/1982LeagueA LANCASTER CITY 0 - 1
28/11/1981LeagueA MORECAMBE 0 - 0
03/10/1981LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 0

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