Albert Siddall

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
06-10-1872
N/A
Date unknown.
St. Helens Recs
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
26-03-1898 v Runcorn
Oldham
1899-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1897-1898
19 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
3
0
0
9

BIOGRAPHY

Albert Sidall by Alex Service

One of the casualties of the formation of the Northern Union were the St. Helens Recs, who joined the fledgling organisation twelve months too late and found themselves in the second tier. The rugby league section soon disbanded; the Rec switched to football and Saints took advantage by securing the services of this pacy winger. Depending on what you read in the local press, Sidall originally started his rugby career with Rochdale St. Clements or Rochdale Hornets, but safe to say he was from Rochdale!

He seemed to be a competent threequarter, although not a free-scoring player, and made his senior debut for Saints after playing three consecutive friendlies for the club at the back end of the 1897-98 season. This was against Runcorn on 26th March 1898 and he went on to play 19 times for the club, as well as in 7 friendly fixtures.

Albert`s last game for the Saints was at Oldham on 28th January, when the visitors last 0-16, although he could say with undoubted pride that he took part in two victories over the Old Enemy, Wigan, during his time at Knowsley Road. A pleasant postscript indeed.

Outside rugby Albert was recorded as living in Heights Lane, Rochdale and working as an instructor for the blind. The 1939 Census found him living at 435 Bury Road, Rochdale. He died in his hometown in June 1941 at the age of 68.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1897~98 2 0 0 3
1898~991 0 0 16
TOTALS:3 0 0 19
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1897~980003
1898~990004
TOTALS:0007

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
8th Mar 1898 W 3 Birkenhead* Fr 1897~98 H 8 0 VIEW
11th Mar 1898 W 3 Barrow* Fr 1897~98 A 5 3 VIEW
24th Mar 1898 L 3 Swinton* Fr 1897~98 A 3 5 VIEW
26th Mar 1898 W 5 Runcorn L 1897~98 H 11 0 1 VIEW
2nd Apr 1898 L 4 Widnes L 1897~98 A 6 7 1 VIEW
16th Apr 1898 D 5 Morecambe L 1897~98 H 5 5 VIEW
17th Sep 1898 L 5 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 VIEW
24th Sep 1898 W 5 Morecambe L 1898~99 A 8 0 VIEW
1st Oct 1898 W 3 Oldham L 1898~99 H 15 9 VIEW
8th Oct 1898 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 H 22 3 VIEW
15th Oct 1898 L 4 Lancaster* Fr 1898~99 A 2 8 VIEW
22nd Oct 1898 L 5 Swinton L 1898~99 A 0 8 VIEW
29th Oct 1898 W 5 Wigan L 1898~99 A 22 3 VIEW
5th Nov 1898 L 3 Leigh L 1898~99 H 0 8 VIEW
12th Nov 1898 W 3 Wigan L 1898~99 H 10 7 VIEW
19th Nov 1898 L 5 Leigh L 1898~99 A 2 5 VIEW
26th Nov 1898 D 5 Widnes L 1898~99 H 0 0 VIEW
3rd Dec 1898 W 4 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 H 14 0 VIEW
10th Dec 1898 L 4 Hull* Fr 1898~99 A 0 19 VIEW
17th Dec 1898 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 A 2 20 VIEW
24th Dec 1898 L 5 Salford L 1898~99 A 2 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1898 W 4 Tyldesley L 1898~99 H 9 5 VIEW
30th Dec 1898 W 4 Hull K.R.* Fr 1898~99 A 8 3 VIEW
2nd Jan 1899 D 4 Runcorn L 1898~99 H 0 0 VIEW
7th Jan 1899 D 4 Salford L 1898~99 H 8 8 1 VIEW
28th Jan 1899 L 5 Oldham L 1898~99 A 0 16 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

THIS PAGE LINK : http://www.saints.org.uk/saints/player.php?num=16327