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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 Date From To Value
1921/1922 EXETER CITY Southport



Statistics include the following competitions
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
1921/1922 3000
Total 30 0 0


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
27/12/1921 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 2
26/12/1921 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
24/12/1921 LeagueH STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 5 - 1
17/12/1921 FA Cup / 6QH COVENTRY CITY 1 - 0
10/12/1921 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1
03/12/1921 FA Cup / 5QH ALTRINCHAM 3 - 0
19/11/1921 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 0
12/11/1921 LeagueA WALSALL 1 - 4
05/11/1921 LeagueH WALSALL 3 - 0
29/10/1921 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 0
22/10/1921 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 7 - 1
15/10/1921 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 2
08/10/1921 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 1
01/10/1921 LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 1
24/09/1921 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 0
17/09/1921 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1
10/09/1921 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 3 - 0
03/09/1921 LeagueA DURHAM CITY 0 - 2
31/08/1921 Lancashire Senior Cup / Section 4, 1A WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 1
27/08/1921 LeagueH DURHAM CITY 1 - 1
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