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Real Name: Armour Donald Ashe
Normal Position: Defender
Height: 5' 10
Weight: 11st 10lbs
Born: 14/10/1925 (Paisley)
Died: 15/06/1968 (Accrington)

Armour AsheA classic late developer, his entry into football was delayed by 4 years' service in the Royal Navy. Five years in Scottish League Football only brought him 22 appearances. Despite the briefest of spells at Stockport County, one of his two appearances was against Accrington Stanley, whose manager Walter Galbraith must have been impressed by what he saw! His 4 seasons at Accrington saw him help the team finish twice runners-up and twice in third place in the Third Division North. His tenacious tackling and tactical sense played a big part in Stanley's glory years of the mid 1950s. Though he scored from the penalty spot on his Southport debut he lost his place for much of the season to Terry Leath and subsequently Bill Rutherford before returning in mid-March. After retirement he settled in Accrington and worked as a salesman for Mawdesley's Bakeries until he died of a heart attack at home when aged only 42.

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
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
1959/1960 1402
Total 14 0 2

Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
23/04/1960 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
19/04/1960 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 2
16/04/1960 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 3
15/04/1960 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 - 4
09/04/1960 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 4
02/04/1960 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 1 - 4
26/03/1960 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
19/03/1960 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
16/03/1960 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 5
05/09/1959 LeagueH DARLINGTON 0 - 1
01/09/1959 LeagueH WORKINGTON 2 - 2
29/08/1959 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 1
27/08/1959 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 1
22/08/1959 LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 2

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
09/04/1960LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 4
22/08/1959LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 2