Real Name: John William Ash
Normal Position: Centre Half
Height: 5' 1/2
Weight: 11st 2lbs
Born: 31/12/1911 (Hebburn-on-Tyne)
Died: 14/04/2003 (Accrington)

Jack AshJack Ash only played 2 F.L. games in his first 2 seasons at Accrington but was a prominent member of Stanley\'s Reserves which finished runners-up in the Lancashire Combination in 1936-37. He got into the first team in November 193 7 and made 25 consecutive appearances. At �400 he was, at the time, Southport\'s most expensive acquisition but he got few chances to show his prowess because of the consistency of Dave Hill and, as a result, 36 of his 4o league matches were in the Lancashire Combination. Transfer-listed at the end of 1938-39 Jack returned for a �200 fee to Stanley, where his career ended following a broken leg in an F.A. Cup-tie against Chorley in November 1945. An engineer by trade, he was a foreman at an Accrington engineering works until his retirement in 1976. He lives near to the old Peel Park ground and, now well into his eighties, still keeps very fit by bowling in the summer.

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

Season Date From To Value
1938/1939 03/08/1939 Southport ACCRINGTON STANLEY 200

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 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
1938/1939 801
Total 8 0 1

Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
17/04/1939 League / D3NA HULL CITY 1 - 2
04/02/1939 League / D3NH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
28/01/1939 League / D3NA CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
25/01/1939 Welsh Cup / 5A WREXHAM 0 - 9
14/01/1939 League / D3NA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
12/01/1939 FA Cup / 3RA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 2
10/01/1939 FA Cup / 3H DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
14/09/1938 Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 4

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
14/09/1938Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 4

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