Billy Lavin

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
11-12-1893
N/A
04-09-1919
Pocket Nook Shamrocks
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
03-05-1919 v St. Helens Recs
Batley
1920- Warrington
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1918-1919
8 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
0
0
6

BIOGRAPHY

Billy Lavin by Alex Service

It is believed that Billy came from the Pocket Nook area and played for the Saints in the early post war years in 1919 and 1920, essentially as a centre, with the occasional game at half-back. His junior club could well have been the famous Pocket Nook Shamrocks and he played his first Team football with another Pocket Nook product Tommy Gormley in the other centre berth. Charlie Crooks, soon to become the established full-back, was also a centre at this early stage in his career. In 1939 Billy was living in Hunter Street, St Helens. He worked variously as a Glass Maker and as a General Labourer. Billy passed away in his hometown aged 72 in February 1966.

Photo and information kindly contributed by his grandaughter Caroline Gribben.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1918~19 0 0 0 1
1919~202 0 0 8
TOTALS:2 0 0 9
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1918~19 0004
TOTALS:0004

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
18th Apr 1919 W 7 Widnes * Fr 1918~19 H 16 10 VIEW
21st Apr 1919 D 4 Widnes * Fr 1918~19 A 3 3 VIEW
26th Apr 1919 L 4 St. Helens Recs * Fr 1918~19 H 6 8 VIEW
3rd May 1919 W 4 St. Helens Recs L 1918~19 A 8 2 VIEW
24th May 1919 L 3 Wigan * Fr 1918~19 N 3 16 VIEW
23rd Aug 1919 W 4 Broughton Rangers L 1919~20 H 28 2 2 VIEW
30th Aug 1919 W 4 Leigh L 1919~20 A 10 8 VIEW
6th Sep 1919 L 4 Oldham L 1919~20 H 3 12 VIEW
4th Oct 1919 L 7 Widnes L 1919~20 A 0 13 VIEW
30th Nov 1919 L 4 Leigh L 1919~20 H 3 12 VIEW
13th Dec 1919 W 4 Swinton L 1919~20 H 12 7 VIEW
6th Mar 1920 W 4 Warrington L 1919~20 A 11 2 VIEW
13th Mar 1920 L 4 Batley L 1919~20 H 0 6 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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