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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


Season: 1921/1922 [Back to Player Stats]
The player made an appearance in the following games:
Date Competition Venue Opponents Score Goals
27/08/1921 League Home DURHAM CITY 1 - 1 0
31/08/1921 Lancashire Senior Cup / Section 4, 1 Away WIGAN BOROUGH 1 - 1 0
03/09/1921 League Away DURHAM CITY 0 - 2 0
10/09/1921 League Home HARTLEPOOL 3 - 0 0
17/09/1921 League Away HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1 0
24/09/1921 League Away ROCHDALE 1 - 0 0
01/10/1921 League Home ROCHDALE 2 - 1 0
08/10/1921 League Home STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 1 0
15/10/1921 League Away STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 2 0
22/10/1921 League Home GRIMSBY TOWN 7 - 1 0
29/10/1921 League Away GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 0 0
05/11/1921 League Home WALSALL 3 - 0 0
12/11/1921 League Away WALSALL 1 - 4 0
19/11/1921 League Home HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 0 0
03/12/1921 FA Cup / 5Q Home ALTRINCHAM 3 - 0 0
10/12/1921 League Home TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 1 0
17/12/1921 FA Cup / 6Q Home COVENTRY CITY 1 - 0 0
24/12/1921 League Home STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 5 - 1 0
26/12/1921 League Home ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1 0
27/12/1921 League Away BARROW 1 - 2 0
31/12/1921 League Away WIGAN BOROUGH 2 - 3 0
07/01/1922 FA Cup / 1 Away BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 1 0
12/01/1922 FA Cup / 1R Home BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 - 2 0
28/02/1922 League Away STALYBRIDGE CELTIC 0 - 0 0
18/03/1922 League Away ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 - 1 0
01/04/1922 League Home DARLINGTON 3 - 1 0
17/04/1922 League Away CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1 0
18/04/1922 League Away TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0 0
22/04/1922 League Away LINCOLN CITY 1 - 3 0
29/04/1922 League Away ASHINGTON 2 - 2 0
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