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Real Name: Robert Batey
Normal Position: Half Back
Height: 5' 11
Weight: 11st 6lbs
Born: 18/10/1912 (Greenhead, nr Hexham)
Died: 29/11/1988 (Chorley)

Bob BateyHe joined Carlisle United from Greenhead South Tyne Rangers as a
centre-half but it was as a wing-half with Preston North End that he
developed, winning an F.A. Cup Winners medal with George Mutch
(g. v.) in 1938 and making III peace-time League appearances. At Preston
he was described by one critic writing in 1936 as possessing 'all the
attributes of a good player. He controls skilfully, passes well and is sturdy
in defence'. He twice guested for Southport during the war and when
demobilised from the R.A.F. he was signed by Leeds United for whom
he made 8 First Division appearances. At Haig Avenue he played 13 games
at centre-half and 16 at left-half. On leaving Southport he became
Player/Coach in the North East before returning to Lancashire to work
for Leyland Motors until his retirement in 1977. He died in hospital after a series of heart attacks.

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
1943/1944 000
1947/1948 3400
Total 34 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
08/05/1948 Lancashire Senior Cup / FinalH BOLTON WANDERERS 1 - 5
26/04/1948 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
24/04/1948 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 2
19/04/1948 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
03/04/1948 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
29/03/1948 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 0 - 0
27/03/1948 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 0
26/03/1948 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1
20/03/1948 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
13/03/1948 LeagueA YORK CITY 3 - 3
06/03/1948 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 4 - 0
28/02/1948 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
21/02/1948 LeagueA NEW BRIGHTON 2 - 2
24/01/1948 LeagueA GATESHEAD 2 - 3
10/01/1948 Lancashire Senior Cup / SFH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
03/01/1948 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 1 - 2
01/01/1948 LeagueA DARLINGTON 3 - 1
26/12/1947 LeagueA HULL CITY 0 - 1
25/12/1947 LeagueH HULL CITY 1 - 2
20/12/1947 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 2
13/12/1947 LeagueH GATESHEAD 2 - 1
06/12/1947 FA Cup / 1RH HULL CITY 2 - 3
29/11/1947 FA Cup / 1A HULL CITY 1 - 1
15/11/1947 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 4
08/11/1947 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 3 - 0
01/11/1947 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 0 - 2
28/10/1947 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H ROCHDALE 1 - 0
25/10/1947 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 1
18/10/1947 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
27/09/1947 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 2
03/09/1947 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 3
30/08/1947 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 4
26/08/1947 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
23/08/1947 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 4
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