Players Biography





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Biography

This local product was one of the brightest prospects of the seventies at Knowsley Road. He was a very smart player and possessed an excellent ability to read the game. Consequently he was a great support player. After a couple of appearances in the 1969 to 1970 season, Ken blazed an incredible trail during September 1970. In just three matches he scored eight matches including two hat tricks against Hull and Hull KR. This headline grasping run came to a sad end in October 1970 when an unsavoury tackle left Ken with a broken jaw and out of the game for six months.

However like all good players he bounced back to the top. He played in the 1971 Championship Final when the Saints defeated Wigan in the Bandit Benyon finale. More honours came the way of Ken as the Saints collected the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy in a gutsy performance against Rochdale Hornets. The Challenge Cup Final of 1972 saw Ken collect a winners medal in a pulsating Final against Leeds. This rich vein of form led Ken to be selected for two Great Britain tests against France in 1972.

Ken scored a total of 49 tries for the Saints including a rare four try haul against Doncaster and another hat trick against Huyton. He left for Bradford Northern in 1973 and then onto Warrington where he gained further international honours with Great Britain.

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Ken Kelly : Season Stats

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1969~70 0 0 0 2
1970~7113 0 0 15
1971~72 18 1 0 49
1971-72 1 0 0 1
1972~73 17 0 0 22
TOTALS:49 1 0 89

Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

W/D/LPosDateOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
W 14 22nd Nov 1969 Oldham L 1969~70 H 41 10 0 0 0 View
W 7 23rd Mar 1970 Rochdale Hornets L 1969~70 A 10 0 0 0 0 View
W 7 12th Sep 1970 Huddersfield L 1970~71 H 39 0 2 0 0 View
W 7 22nd Sep 1970 Hull L 1970~71 H 30 9 3 0 0 View
W 7 26th Sep 1970 Hull K.R. L 1970~71 H 38 3 3 0 0 View
W 7 29th Sep 1970 Castleford FT1 1970~71 H 14 7 0 0 0 View
W 7 3rd Oct 1970 Featherstone Rovers L 1970~71 A 27 18 2 0 0 View
W 7 7th Oct 1970 Warrington L 1970~71 A 12 4 0 0 0 View
W 14 2nd Apr 1971 Widnes L 1970~71 A 8 5 0 0 0 Y View
W 14 9th Apr 1971 Wigan L 1970~71 A 9 6 0 0 0 Y View
W 7 10th Apr 1971 Batley L 1970~71 A 27 4 2 0 0 View
W 14 12th Apr 1971 Widnes L 1970~71 H 14 5 0 0 0 View
W 14 17th Apr 1971 Huddersfield L 1970~71 A 11 8 0 0 0 View
W 14 24th Apr 1971 Huddersfield Ch1 1970~71 H 28 5 0 0 0 View
W 14 30th Apr 1971 Hull Ch2 1970~71 H 30 5 1 0 0 View
W 14 7th May 1971 Leeds ChSF 1970~71 H 22 7 0 0 0 View
W 14 22nd May 1971 Wigan ChF 1970~71 N 16 12 0 0 0 View
W 14 6th Aug 1971 Leigh LC1 1971~72 H 11 10 0 0 0 View
W 6 12th Aug 1971 Warrington LC2 1971~72 H 23 6 0 0 0 View
W 6 14th Aug 1971 Leigh CS 1971~72 H 11 4 0 1 0 View
L 6 17th Aug 1971 Widnes LCSF 1971~72 H 10 12 0 0 0 View
W 14 21st Aug 1971 Hull L 1971~72 H 30 14 0 0 0 View
L 14 24th Aug 1971 Leeds L 1971~72 A 13 20 0 0 0 View
W 6 27th Aug 1971 Leigh L 1971~72 A 8 3 1 0 0 View
W 6 30th Aug 1971 Workington Town L 1971~72 H 21 14 0 0 0 View
W 7 4th Sep 1971 Keighley L 1971~72 H 30 19 1 0 0 View
W 14 6th Sep 1971 New Zealand Tour 1971~72 H 18 8 0 0 0 View
L 6 8th Sep 1971 Castleford L 1971~72 A 13 22 2 0 0 View
W 6 11th Sep 1971 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 A 23 12 1 0 0 View
W 6 18th Sep 1971 Halifax L 1971~72 H 14 10 0 0 0 View
W 7 21st Sep 1971 Swinton FT1 1971~72 A 14 9 0 0 0 View
W 6 2nd Oct 1971 Salford L 1971~72 H 23 12 1 0 0 View
L 6 9th Oct 1971 Bramley L 1971~72 A 10 15 0 0 0 View
W 6 18th Oct 1971 Oldham L 1971~72 H 50 2 2 0 0 View
L 6 23rd Oct 1971 Huddersfield L 1971~72 A 15 17 0 0 0 View
W 6 30th Oct 1971 Bramley L 1971-72 H 37 4 1 0 0 View
W 6 9th Nov 1971 Leigh FT2 1971~72 A 13 4 1 0 0 View
W 6 13th Nov 1971 Featherstone Rovers JP1 1971~72 H 37 7 2 0 0 View
W 6 20th Nov 1971 Castleford L 1971~72 H 14 2 2 0 0 View
W 6 27th Nov 1971 Whitehaven JP2 1971~72 A 12 0 0 0 0 View
W 6 30th Nov 1971 Leeds FTSF 1971~72 A 17 0 0 0 0 View
W 6 4th Dec 1971 Oldham L 1971~72 A 28 0 1 0 0 View
W 6 11th Dec 1971 Hull JP3 1971~72 H 33 5 0 0 0 View
W 6 14th Dec 1971 Rochdale Hornets FTF 1971~72 H 8 2 0 0 0 View
L 6 18th Dec 1971 Wakefield Trinity JPSF 1971~72 A 9 14 0 0 0 View
L 6 27th Dec 1971 Wigan L 1971~72 A 3 8 0 0 0 View
W 7 1st Jan 1972 Widnes L 1971~72 H 33 5 0 0 0 View
W 6 8th Jan 1972 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 H 18 12 0 0 0 View
W 6 15th Jan 1972 Keighley L 1971~72 A 24 4 1 0 0 View
D 6 22nd Jan 1972 Leeds L 1971~72 H 15 15 0 0 0 View
W 6 29th Jan 1972 Oldham CC1 1971~72 A 8 6 0 0 0 View
W 6 19th Feb 1972 Huddersfield CC2 1971~72 H 32 9 1 0 0 View
L 6 26th Feb 1972 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 A 2 5 0 0 0 View
W 6 4th Mar 1972 York CC3 1971~72 A 32 5 1 0 0 View
W 7 14th Mar 1972 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 H 29 2 0 0 0 View
W 14 18th Mar 1972 Dewsbury L 1971~72 H 16 14 0 0 0 View
W 6 24th Mar 1972 Salford L 1971~72 A 7 0 0 0 0 View
W 6 27th Mar 1972 Halifax L 1971~72 A 19 5 0 0 0 View
W 6 31st Mar 1972 Wigan L 1971~72 H 21 4 0 0 0 View
L 7 3rd Apr 1972 Widnes L 1971~72 A 9 19 0 0 0 View
W 6 8th Apr 1972 Hull L 1971~72 A 17 7 0 0 0 View
D 6 15th Apr 1972 Warrington CCSF 1971~72 N 10 10 0 0 0 View
W 6 19th Apr 1972 Warrington CCSF(rep) 1971~72 N 10 6 0 0 0 View
W 6 22nd Apr 1972 Hull K.R. Ch1 1971~72 H 25 5 0 0 0 View
W 6 4th May 1972 Bradford Northern ChSF 1971~72 A 14 10 1 0 0 View
W 6 13th May 1972 Leeds CCF 1971~72 N 16 13 0 0 0 View
L 6 20th May 1972 Leeds ChF 1971~72 N 5 9 0 0 0 View
W 6 20th Aug 1972 Rochdale Hornets L 1972~73 A 21 3 0 0 0 View
W 6 22nd Aug 1972 Warrington L 1972~73 H 15 11 1 0 0 View
W 6 25th Aug 1972 Huyton L 1972~73 H 41 2 1 0 0 View
W 6 28th Aug 1972 Huyton L 1972~73 A 47 6 3 0 0 View
W 6 8th Sep 1972 Leigh L 1972~73 H 9 2 0 0 0 View
L 6 13th Sep 1972 Widnes LC2 1972~73 A 2 13 0 0 0 View
L 6 17th Sep 1972 Featherstone Rovers L 1972~73 A 14 19 1 0 0 View
W 6 23rd Sep 1972 Halifax JP1 1972~73 A 22 20 2 0 0 View
D 6 7th Oct 1972 Oldham L 1972~73 A 12 12 0 0 0 View
L 6 10th Oct 1972 Leeds FT1 1972~73 H 6 14 0 0 0 View
W 7 24th Dec 1972 Blackpool Borough L 1972~73 A 33 14 1 0 0 View
W 7 1st Jan 1973 Widnes L 1972~73 A 22 10 0 0 0 View
L 7 13th Jan 1973 Leeds JPSF 1972~73 A 0 19 0 0 0 View
W 7 20th Jan 1973 Leeds L 1972~73 A 5 2 0 0 0 View
W 7 26th Jan 1973 Doncaster CC1 1972~73 H 41 0 4 0 0 View
W 7 30th Jan 1973 Rochdale Hornets L 1972~73 H 22 7 2 0 0 View
W 6 2nd Feb 1973 Barrow L 1972~73 H 33 2 1 0 0 View
L 7 11th Feb 1973 Warrington L 1972~73 A 11 13 0 0 0 View
L 6 18th Feb 1973 Wigan CC2 1972~73 A 2 15 0 0 0 View
L 6 23rd Feb 1973 Salford L 1972~73 A 10 15 0 0 0 View
W 6 2nd Mar 1973 Blackpool Borough L 1972~73 H 29 0 1 0 0 View
L 6 7th Mar 1973 Swinton L 1972~73 A 7 11 0 0 0 View


*Unofficial Match.
**Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 87 OTHER 0 = 89
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 12 Subs) = 87
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