Stan Powell

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
19-07-1916
N/A
30-08-1935
Welsh RU
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
21-09-1935 v Acton and Willesden
Hull K.R.
1946- Broughton Rangers
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1935-1945
194 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
45
320
0
775

BIOGRAPHY

Stan Powell by Alex Service

Another Welsh signing from the Saints in the mid 1930s, Stan was brought to Knowsley Road by another Welsh legend, George Lewis, as explained in the St.Helens Newspaper on 23rd September 1935: �Powell was the discovery of George Lewis and George discovered him of all places in the cricket field. George was in a cricket match in South Wales where his attention was attracted by a particularly agile youngster. He bounded about like a rubber ball when on the move and set George wondering what sort of rugby player he might be. George set to work to find out and discovered that his elegant young cricketer was a fly-half from Risca. And thus the trail of events was set moving which ended to such a delightful surprise for the spectators at Saturdays final trial.�
Stan obviously shone in his first practice game at Knowsley Road and it was later revealed that he had quite a rugby pedigree: �His senior career started with Pontypool Harlequins at the age of 15 and a half. He played anywhere in the backs but his best position was stand-off half back. He also played for the Cilfyndydd First Team. As a schoolboy footballer he had more than an outstanding career. He represented Pontypool Town School in the 1929-30 season and scored 151 points in that season. Pontypool schoolboys had also had his services in several matches. When he played for the Town School they won the Schools Shield for the first time in the history of that school, largely with the help of Powell.�
He certainly was a breath of fresh air for Saints fans when he arrived on the scene, with his pace and elusiveness. His career totals make for fine reading, with 194 appearances, 45 tries, 320 goals and 775 points for the club. He took up the goal-kicking duties half-way through the 1936-37 season and remained the regular kicker until the outbreak of World War Two. It is true to say, like so many, that Stan lost a large chunk of potentially the best part of his career as a result of the ensuing conflict and it is perhaps true to say that his figures would have been even more impressive for the Saints.
His best seasons were 1937-38 and 1938-39, when he made 37 and 38 appearances respectively and kicking 79 and 81 goals. After starting out at stand-off at Knowsley Road he gravitated towards the left wing and in 1938-39 was the archetypal utility back, filling in a number of positions in the threequarter line.
During the war, he made two representative appearances. His first was for the Lancashire League v Yorkshire League at Barrow, followed by an international appearance for Wales against England in March 1945 at Central Park, Wigan. He also turned out for Castleford during the war. Always a popular figure at St.Helens, Stan signed for Belle Vue Rangers on 5th January 1946, playing 46 matches for the Manchester club, including the 1946 Lancashire Cup final, when they lost 3-9 to Wigan. He was also the club�s leading goal-kicker during the 1946-47 campaign with 62 successes.
Stan then joined Warrington in 1947-48 before returning to Rangers for a brief spell in 1951-52. His former team-mate at St.Helens, Jack Waring also trod a similar path post-war. Stan worked as a General Labourer and in 1939 he was living in Windleshaw Avenue, St Helens. He passed away in Southport in January1995, aged 78, but he will be remembered fondly by St.Helens supporters who watched his whole-hearted performances during a particularly flat time for the club and the team.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1935~36 1 5 0 25
1936~37 2 31 0 28
1937~3812 79 0 37
1938~39 13 81 0 38
1939~40 12 56 0 28
1941~42 0 0 0 1
1944~45 2 19 0 14
1945~46 7 45 0 23
TOTALS:49 316 0 194
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
21st Sep 1935
L
6 Acton & Willesden L 1935~36 H 2 5 VIEW
25th Sep 1935
D
6 St. Helens Recs LC2 1935~36 H 2 2 1 VIEW
28th Sep 1935
L
6 Swinton L 1935~36 A 3 46 VIEW
30th Sep 1935
W
6 St. Helens Recs LC2(rep) 1935~36 A 21 8 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1935
W
6 Swinton L 1935~36 H 11 2 1 VIEW
5th Oct 1935
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L 1935~36 H 14 7 VIEW
9th Oct 1935
L
6 Salford LCSF 1935~36 A 6 19 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1935
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L 1935~36 A 11 0 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1935
W
6 Salford L 1935~36 H 9 2 VIEW
26th Oct 1935
L
6 Warrington L 1935~36 A 3 9 VIEW
2nd Nov 1935
L
6 Barrow L 1935~36 H 2 8 1 VIEW
9th Nov 1935
L
6 Leigh L 1935~36 A 5 9 VIEW
26th Dec 1935
L
6 Wigan L 1935~36 H 0 14 VIEW
28th Dec 1935
D
6 Streatham and Mitcham L 1935~36 A 3 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1936
W
6 St. Helens Recs L 1935~36 H 5 3 VIEW
4th Jan 1936
L
6 Oldham L 1935~36 A 2 10 VIEW
25th Jan 1936
L
5 Acton and Willesden L 1935~36 A 0 5 VIEW
1st Feb 1936
W
6 Leigh L 1935~36 H 9 4 VIEW
8th Feb 1936
L
6 Hull CC1 1935~36 A 6 16 VIEW
15th Feb 1936
L
6 Halifax L 1935~36 A 6 9 VIEW
20th Feb 1936
L
6 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 H 6 14 VIEW
22nd Feb 1936
L
6 Bramley L 1935~36 A 4 22 VIEW
29th Feb 1936
L
2 Liverpool Stanley L 1935~36 H 7 10 VIEW
7th Mar 1936
L
6 Broughton Rangers L 1935~36 A 0 23 VIEW
4th Apr 1936
L
3 Salford L 1935~36 A 7 21 VIEW
29th Aug 1936
L
6 Widnes L 1936~37 A 0 28 VIEW
5th Sep 1936
W
5 Widnes L 1936~37 H 2 0 VIEW
26th Sep 1936
L
6 Salford L 1936~37 A 12 34 2 VIEW
3rd Oct 1936
D
6 Warrington L 1936~37 H 3 3 VIEW
10th Oct 1936
D
6 Halifax L 1936~37 A 13 13 2 VIEW
17th Oct 1936
L
6 Streatham & Mitcham L 1936~37 H 5 15 VIEW
24th Oct 1936
D
6 Rochdale Hornets L 1936~37 A 5 5 VIEW
31st Oct 1936
L
6 Leigh L 1936~37 A 9 13 VIEW
9th Jan 1937
W
6 Dewsbury L 1936~37 H 32 5 1 4 VIEW
14th Jan 1937
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L 1936~37 H 11 5 1 VIEW
16th Jan 1937
L
6 Barrow L 1936~37 H 2 15 1 VIEW
23rd Jan 1937
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L 1936~37 A 11 6 1 1 VIEW
6th Feb 1937
L
6 Liverpool Stanley L 1936~37 A 8 21 1 VIEW
13th Feb 1937
L
6 Huddersfield CC1 1936~37 H 4 11 2 VIEW
18th Feb 1937
W
6 Hull K.R. L 1936~37 H 9 2 VIEW
20th Feb 1937
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L 1936~37 H 32 2 4 VIEW
27th Feb 1937
L
6 Bramley L 1936~37 A 7 10 2 VIEW
6th Mar 1937
L
6 Swinton L 1936~37 H 2 6 1 VIEW
13th Mar 1937
W
6 Halifax L 1936~37 H 19 0 1 VIEW
20th Mar 1937
L
6 Barrow L 1936~37 A 5 34 1 VIEW
26th Mar 1937
L
6 Wigan L 1936~37 A 3 16 VIEW
27th Mar 1937
L
6 Warrington L 1936~37 A 11 19 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1937
W
6 Broughton Rangers L 1936~37 H 15 5 1 VIEW
3rd Apr 1937
L
6 Swinton L 1936~37 A 5 15 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1937
W
6 Bramley L 1936~37 H 20 0 VIEW
17th Apr 1937
W
6 Dewsbury L 1936~37 A 2 0 VIEW
19th Apr 1937
L
6 Liverpool Stanley L 1936~37 H 3 5 VIEW
24th Apr 1937
W
6 Newcastle L 1936~37 H 41 10 5 VIEW
28th Aug 1937
W
6 Widnes L 1937~38 H 11 7 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1937
W
6 Broughton Rangers L 1937~38 H 7 6 2 VIEW
4th Sep 1937
L
6 Widnes L 1937~38 A 2 14 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1937
L
6 Broughton Rangers LC1 1937~38 H 0 11 VIEW
25th Sep 1937
W
6 Bramley L 1937~38 H 18 9 3 VIEW
2nd Oct 1937
W
6 Dewsbury L 1937~38 A 18 7 1 3 VIEW
9th Oct 1937
W
6 Oldham L 1937~38 H 4 3 2 VIEW
16th Oct 1937
D
6 Batley L 1937~38 A 10 10 2 VIEW
23rd Oct 1937
D
6 Featherstone Rovers L 1937~38 H 16 16 1 5 VIEW
30th Oct 1937
L
6 Rochdale Hornets L 1937~38 A 11 17 4 VIEW
20th Nov 1937
L
6 Liverpool Stanley L 1937~38 A 7 9 2 VIEW
27th Nov 1937
L
6 Salford L 1937~38 H 0 31 VIEW
4th Dec 1937
L
5 Oldham L 1937~38 A 5 18 1 VIEW
11th Dec 1937
L
6 Barrow L 1937~38 H 7 8 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1937
L
6 Wigan L 1937~38 H 6 15 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1938
W
5 St. Helens Recs L 1937~38 H 8 3 1 1 VIEW
3rd Jan 1938
L
6 Salford L 1937~38 A 5 12 1 VIEW
8th Jan 1938
W
5 Bramley L 1937~38 A 24 14 2 3 VIEW
15th Jan 1938
W
5 Dewsbury L 1937~38 H 11 5 1 VIEW
22nd Jan 1938
D
5 Leigh L 1937~38 A 10 10 1 2 VIEW
29th Jan 1938
W
5 Swinton L 1937~38 H 10 2 2 VIEW
5th Feb 1938
L
5 York L 1937~38 H 15 19 3 VIEW
12th Feb 1938
W
5 York L 1937~38 A 7 2 2 VIEW
19th Feb 1938
W
5 Pendlebury Juniors CC1 1937~38 H 39 0 1 6 VIEW
26th Feb 1938
L
5 Halifax L 1937~38 H 13 17 2 VIEW
5th Mar 1938
L
5 Halifax L 1937~38 A 8 19 1 VIEW
12th Mar 1938
L
5 Castleford CC2 1937~38 A 2 18 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1938
L
6 Warrington L 1937~38 A 8 28 1 1 VIEW
26th Mar 1938
L
5 Broughton Rangers L 1937~38 A 12 19 3 VIEW
2nd Apr 1938
W
5 Batley L 1937~38 H 15 9 3 VIEW
4th Apr 1938
L
5 Swinton L 1937~38 A 0 19 VIEW
9th Apr 1938
L
1 Featherstone Rovers L 1937~38 A 5 12 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1938
L
5 Barrow L 1937~38 A 13 29 1 2 VIEW
15th Apr 1938
L
5 Wigan L 1937~38 A 12 27 1 3 VIEW
16th Apr 1938
L
5 Liverpool Stanley L 1937~38 H 4 17 2 VIEW
18th Apr 1938
W
5 Leigh L 1937~38 H 15 3 3 VIEW
30th Apr 1938
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L 1937~38 H 36 13 1 9 VIEW
31st Aug 1938
L
5 Warrington L 1938~39 H 7 20 2 VIEW
3rd Sep 1938
L
5 Widnes L 1938~39 H 6 11 3 VIEW
12th Sep 1938
L
5 Liverpool Stanley LC1 1938~39 H 5 10 1 VIEW
17th Sep 1938
L
5 Barrow L 1938~39 A 2 23 1 VIEW
24th Sep 1938
W
5 Hull K.R. L 1938~39 H 11 8 1 4 VIEW
28th Sep 1938
W
5 Keighley L 1938~39 H 23 0 1 4 VIEW
1st Oct 1938
W
5 Swinton L 1938~39 A 10 3 1 2 VIEW
8th Oct 1938
L
5 Liverpool Stanley L 1938~39 H 7 9 2 VIEW
15th Oct 1938
W
5 Dewsbury L 1938~39 A 10 5 1 2 VIEW
22nd Oct 1938
W
2 York L 1938~39 H 15 13 1 3 VIEW
29th Oct 1938
L
5 Hull K.R. L 1938~39 A 5 15 1 VIEW
5th Nov 1938
W
2 Dewsbury L 1938~39 H 16 4 1 2 VIEW
12th Nov 1938
L
2 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 A 8 10 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1938
W
2 Swinton L 1938~39 H 12 8 3 VIEW
26th Nov 1938
L
2 Broughton Rangers L 1938~39 A 7 10 2 VIEW
3rd Dec 1938
L
2 Huddersfield L 1938~39 H 3 10 VIEW
10th Dec 1938
W
2 Liverpool Stanley L 1938~39 A 12 10 3 VIEW
17th Dec 1938
W
3 Broughton Rangers L 1938~39 H 22 6 5 VIEW
24th Dec 1938
W
3 Leigh L 1938~39 A 18 10 2 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1938
L
3 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 H 4 5 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1938
L
3 Wigan L 1938~39 H 2 28 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1939
W
3 St. Helens Recs L 1938~39 A 5 3 1 VIEW
28th Jan 1939
L
3 Huddersfield L 1938~39 A 5 33 1 VIEW
4th Feb 1939
L
2 Salford CC1 1938~39 A 0 11 VIEW
11th Feb 1939
W
3 Barrow L 1938~39 H 17 2 4 VIEW
27th Feb 1939
L
3 Keighley L 1938~39 A 5 8 1 VIEW
4th Mar 1939
W
2 Bramley L 1938~39 H 13 7 1 2 VIEW
11th Mar 1939
L
3 York L 1938~39 A 0 10 VIEW
18th Mar 1939
W
3 Leigh L 1938~39 H 22 12 1 5 VIEW
25th Mar 1939
L
2 Oldham L 1938~39 A 0 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1939
L
2 Halifax L 1938~39 A 5 20 1 VIEW
7th Apr 1939
L
2 Wigan L 1938~39 A 2 6 1 VIEW
8th Apr 1939
L
2 Bramley L 1938~39 A 8 10 VIEW
10th Apr 1939
W
2 Rochdale Hornets L 1938~39 H 36 8 2 6 VIEW
15th Apr 1939
L
2 Oldham L 1938~39 H 10 15 2 VIEW
22nd Apr 1939
L
2 Halifax L 1938~39 H 4 25 2 VIEW
24th Apr 1939
W
2 Warrington L 1938~39 A 8 7 1 VIEW
29th Apr 1939
W
2 Featherstone Rovers L 1938~39 H 37 10 1 8 VIEW
26th Aug 1939
W
2 Leigh L 1939~40 A 23 3 4 VIEW
29th Aug 1939
W
2 Swinton L 1939~40 H 13 0 1 2 VIEW
2nd Sep 1939
L
2 New Zealand Tour 1939~40 H 3 19 VIEW
29th Sep 1939
W
2 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 H 28 9 5 VIEW
7th Oct 1939
W
2 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 A 20 0 1 4 VIEW
14th Oct 1939
W
2 Warrington WEL 1939~40 H 13 9 1 2 VIEW
21st Oct 1939
L
2 Swinton WEL 1939~40 A 2 41 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1939
W
2 Swinton WEL 1939~40 H 15 7 3 VIEW
4th Nov 1939
W
2 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 28 10 5 VIEW
18th Nov 1939
L
2 Oldham WEL 1939~40 A 3 7 VIEW
25th Nov 1939
W
2 Barrow WEL 1939~40 H 23 3 4 VIEW
2nd Dec 1939
L
2 Salford WEL 1939~40 A 5 10 1 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1939
W
2 Broughton Rangers WEL 1939~40 H 27 9 6 VIEW
16th Dec 1939
L
2 Warrington WEL 1939~40 A 6 8 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1939
D
2 Widnes WEL 1939~40 A 6 6 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1939
L
2 Wigan WEL 1939~40 H 9 12 3 VIEW
24th Feb 1940
W
2 Liverpool Stanley WEL 1939~40 H 18 8 3 VIEW
2nd Mar 1940
W
2 Broughton Rangers LC1 (1) 1939~40 H 26 7 4 VIEW
9th Mar 1940
L
2 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) 1939~40 A 3 10 VIEW
16th Mar 1940
L
2 Wigan LC2 (1) 1939~40 A 0 5 VIEW
22nd Mar 1940
L
3 Wigan WEL 1939~40 A 0 6 VIEW
25th Mar 1940
L
2 Rochdale Hornets WEL 1939~40 A 10 12 2 VIEW
29th Mar 1940
W
5 Wigan LC2 (2) 1939~40 H 10 4 1 2 VIEW
6th Apr 1940
W
2 Widnes LCSF (1) 1939~40 H 7 5 2 VIEW
13th Apr 1940
L
2 Widnes LCSF (2) 1939~40 A 0 13 VIEW
27th Apr 1940
W
2 Leigh WEL 1939~40 A 16 5 1 VIEW
4th May 1940
W
2 Oldham WEL 1939~40 H 12 5 3 VIEW
18th May 1940
L
2 Widnes WEL 1939~40 H 11 20 1 1 VIEW
3rd Jan 1942
L
6 Wigan WEL 1941~42 H 0 18 VIEW
23rd Sep 1944
W
4 Oldham WEL 1944~45 A 27 6 6 VIEW
30th Sep 1944
L
2 Halifax WEL 1944~45 H 7 21 2 VIEW
21st Oct 1944
L
3 Barrow YC1(1) 1944~45 H 8 22 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1944
L
4 Leeds WEL 1944~45 H 3 23 VIEW
25th Nov 1944
L
2 Wakefield Trinity WEL 1944~45 H 6 14 VIEW
2nd Dec 1944
L
3 Featherstone Rovers WEL 1944~45 A 2 8 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1944
W
3 Dewsbury WEL 1944~45 H 12 0 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1944
L
3 Wigan WEL 1944~45 A 5 20 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1944
L
6 Wigan WEL AB 1944~45 H 3 12 VIEW
30th Dec 1944
W
6 Keighley WEL 1944~45 H 10 0 2 VIEW
3rd Feb 1945
L
3 Halifax WEL 1944~45 A 3 29 VIEW
10th Feb 1945
L
3 Castleford WEL 1944~45 H 2 16 1 VIEW
17th Feb 1945
L
3 Barrow WEL 1944~45 H 8 24 1 VIEW
17th Mar 1945
L
7 Bradford Northern CC1(1) 1944~45 H 8 15 4 VIEW
25th Aug 1945
L
3 Widnes L 1945~46 A 8 20 1 VIEW
1st Sep 1945
L
3 Widnes L 1945~46 H 2 7 1 VIEW
3rd Sep 1945
W
3 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 A 11 5 1 VIEW
8th Sep 1945
W
6 Oldham L 1945~46 A 23 15 1 4 VIEW
15th Sep 1945
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L 1945~46 H 15 3 1 3 VIEW
22nd Sep 1945
L
3 Workington Town LC1(1) 1945~46 A 8 9 1 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1945
W
6 Workington Town LC1(2) 1945~46 H 21 11 3 VIEW
6th Oct 1945
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1945~46 A 11 4 4 VIEW
13th Oct 1945
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L 1945~46 H 21 0 1 3 VIEW
17th Oct 1945
L
3 Wigan LCSF 1945~46 A 5 18 1 VIEW
20th Oct 1945
W
3 Hunslet L 1945~46 H 15 12 3 VIEW
27th Oct 1945
L
4 Barrow L 1945~46 A 13 23 2 VIEW
3rd Nov 1945
D
4 Swinton L 1945~46 A 5 5 1 VIEW
10th Nov 1945
L
4 Broughton Rangers L 1945~46 H 8 10 1 1 VIEW
17th Nov 1945
L
3 Dewsbury L 1945~46 H 7 13 2 VIEW
1st Dec 1945
L
6 Hunslet L 1945~46 A 5 38 1 VIEW
8th Dec 1945
W
4 York L 1945~46 H 22 7 4 VIEW
22nd Dec 1945
L
6 Workington Town L 1945~46 H 5 20 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1945
W
3 Liverpool Stanley L 1945~46 A 26 3 1 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1945
L
4 Wigan L 1945~46 H 3 38 VIEW
29th Dec 1945
L
1 Workington Town L 1945~46 A 8 9 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1946
W
3 Liverpool Stanley L 1945~46 H 16 8 1 2 VIEW
5th Jan 1946
L
4 Hull K.R. L 1945~46 A 7 26 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 77 | LOSSES : 107 | DRAWS : 10

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