Real Name: Henry Samuel Banner
Normal Position: Outside Right
Height: 5' 6
Weight: 10st 7lbs
Born: 14/08/1905 (Marshside, Southport)
Died: 16/12/1963 (Marshside, Southport)

Harry BannerA nephew of Sam Banner, the long serving director of Southport Football Club, Harry was a real stalwart of local soccer, winning a Southport and District League Championship medal with Crossens as well as Colonel White and Victory Cup winners medals. When deputising for George Jones in the League side he only experienced defeat once (at Crewe) - no fewer than 6 of his 9 games were won. After 3 seasons with Burscough Rangers he dropped out of football for a while becoming a permit player with Fleetwood Hesketh in his native Marshside and was still going strong there early in the war having been the captain (and the comedian) of the team. He died suddenly and alone at his home in Lytham Road when only 58.

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 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
1926/1927 500
1927/1928 400
Total 9 0 0

Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
07/04/1928 League / D3NH HALIFAX TOWN 3 - 1
06/04/1928 League / D3NH CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
11/02/1928 League / D3NA ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 1
04/02/1928 League / D3NH ROCHDALE 3 - 1
30/04/1927 League / D3NH CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
25/04/1927 League / D3NA WALSALL 1 - 1
23/04/1927 League / D3NA NELSON 2 - 1
20/04/1927 League / D3NA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
18/04/1927 League / D3NA BARROW 4 - 1

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