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Real Name: Anthony Leslie Harrison
Normal Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'1
Weight: 13st
Born: 09/01/1954 (Gateshead)

Tony HarrisonThough he stayed on at Ryhope Grammar School until 18, he had already played first-team games for Boldon for two years. He had been working for the Land Registry when spotted by Brian Watson, scouting in the North East for Ray Henderson. Although he joined a struggling side, he immediately made a considerable impression with his clean handling. The following season he attracted the scouts to Haig Avenue but he had the misfortune to fracture his left arm at Aldershot on 2 January and thereafter missed all but the last three games of the season. Signed by Carlisle United he made the worst possible start, breaking his leg at Netherfield in a pre-season friendly in August 1978. The consistent Trevor Swinburne restricted him to only 8 appearances in four seasons at Brunton Park before he returned to his native North East where he played for a number of non-League sides whilst working for Tyne and Wear and later Gateshead Councils. His final appearance at Haig Avenue came on 29 September 1989 when Whitley Bay won a first round F.A. Trophy tie against Southport. In 1994-95 he was assistant manager of Durham City.

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
1976/1977 01/02/1977 WHITLEY BAY Southport
1977/1978 19/07/1978 Southport CARLISLE UNITED Small Fee



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1976/1977 2100
1977/1978 3300
Total 54 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
29/04/1978 LeagueA WATFORD 2 - 3
25/04/1978 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 2
22/04/1978 LeagueH HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - 1
01/03/1978 Liverpool Senior CupH FORMBY 0 - 1
13/02/1978 Abandoned/Void GamesH FORMBY 2 - 2
02/01/1978 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 0 - 0
31/12/1977 LeagueH ROCHDALE 3 - 1
27/12/1977 LeagueH BARNSLEY 1 - 1
26/12/1977 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 3
10/12/1977 LeagueH WATFORD 2 - 2
02/12/1977 LeagueA HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
28/11/1977 FA Cup / 1RA RUNCORN 0 - 1
26/11/1977 FA Cup / 1H RUNCORN 2 - 2
19/11/1977 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 3 - 3
12/11/1977 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 2
05/11/1977 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 1
28/10/1977 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 2
21/10/1977 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
15/10/1977 LeagueA BRENTFORD 0 - 0
12/10/1977 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 2
07/10/1977 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 0 - 0
04/10/1977 LeagueA SWANSEA CITY 1 - 1
01/10/1977 LeagueA BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 3
27/09/1977 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 2 - 2
23/09/1977 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
20/09/1977 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 2
17/09/1977 LeagueA READING 1 - 3
14/09/1977 Football League Cup / 2RA HULL CITY 0 - 1
09/09/1977 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 3 - 1
03/09/1977 LeagueA WIMBLEDON 2 - 2
31/08/1977 Football League Cup / 2H HULL CITY 2 - 2
27/08/1977 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
20/08/1977 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
16/08/1977 Football League Cup / 12LH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
13/08/1977 Football League Cup / 11LA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
06/08/1977 FriendlyH PORT VALE 1 - 0
14/05/1977 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
07/05/1977 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 2
03/05/1977 LeagueH COLCHESTER UNITED 1 - 3
29/04/1977 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 2 - 3
22/04/1977 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 0 - 0
19/04/1977 LeagueA WATFORD 0 - 2
16/04/1977 LeagueA CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1 - 5
12/04/1977 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 2 - 1
09/04/1977 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 0
08/04/1977 LeagueH WORKINGTON 1 - 1
02/04/1977 LeagueA BARNSLEY 0 - 1
28/03/1977 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
26/03/1977 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
23/03/1977 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 0
19/03/1977 LeagueA DARLINGTON 1 - 2
11/03/1977 LeagueH SWANSEA CITY 1 - 3
08/03/1977 LeagueH BRENTFORD 1 - 2
04/03/1977 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 1 - 3
01/03/1977 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 3
12/02/1977 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
05/02/1977 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 0 - 1
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