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Mystery goalkeeper?   Comments: 20
Photo: Ivor Hilton   Item #: 7537  
Mystery goalkeeper?
  Took this photo in the good old non-league days when me and my mate Ken Barton went to all the away games on coaches from outside the gas showrooms. Happy days and memorable matches!
I'll let the "oldies" recognise the Latics goalkeeper!

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Comments by Wayne Prescott, 9th October 2008  
Not sure about the first name but is it Ray Gaskell

Comments by wigan1957, 9th October 2008  
any clues to what yr we are talking about..lol

Comments by geoff, 9th October 2008  
it looks like the one and only,legendary.

Comments by tom, 9th October 2008  
its Harry Lyon and it looks like Chorley ground

Comments by Wayne Prescott, 9th October 2008  
Geoff thats a "good shout" on second look. I remember reading somewhere that he actually played in two cup finals as goalkeeper and was only beaten by a penalty.

Comments by John Jarvis, 10th October 2008  
No doubt about it: it's the legendary Hary Lyon. But is he playing in goal....? Could the goalie be just out of the picture, on the the right?

Comments by tony j, 11th October 2008  
yes it is harry lyon. i remember him playing in goal, can't remember who against, long time ago. it looks like he's in goal here, he wouldn't have been so close to his own goalie, been at the other end causing havoc !!!

Comments by Ivor Hilton, 13th October 2008  
Well done Geoff! It is Harry Lyon. Alan Halsall got injured and with no subs, Harry took over in goal. It's NOT Chorley ground Tom (no terraced houses behind Chorley stand.
Where's "Bluesfan" for recognising this ground?

Comments by W.P, 22nd October 2008  
Is it Winsford ?

Comments by allan taylor, 26th October 2008  
geoff is spot on the one and only harry lyon not sure about the ground.

Comments by Ivor, 19th November 2008  
It was played at Hyde Utd and the score was 1-1.

Comments by Ian Oakes, 18th December 2008  
Ivor- Nice to see a blast from the past,and a mention for Latics stalwart KB. Harry was always happy at the chance to put the gloves on.

Comments by Ivor, 21st December 2008  
Hi Ian. Nice surprise! You're a blast from the past! Yes I'm a "saddo", I still prefer the Springfield Park era! Always met behind the goal with "Dad's Army";- me, you, Joe, Ken Barton, Geoff Beresford and Eric Wilson. Hope they see they've got a mention!

Comments by Ashley, 26th July 2009  
The only time I saw Harry play was at Ewood Park (Blackburn Rovers ground). It was a cup final of some kind, no idea who Wigan played and I'm rather ashamed I can't even remember the result. It was early to mid 1950's, my only excuse was that I was very young, however the most enduring memory was the "blinder" that Harry played.

Comments by alan halsall, 15th November 2009  
yes, its harry lyon - i was playing in goal , he took over when i was injured

Comments by neil_ellison_147@hotmail.co.uk, 1st November 2010  neil_ellison_147@hotmail.co.uk 
I know 4 definate it is Harry Lyon he was a plasterer for Kanes he was a pesonal freind of mine he use to come in to the crofters when he lived in the flats at Scholes and sometime come and watch us play football he was a great bloke who enjoyed a pint. Harry went in goals may a time because there where no subs used so u played with ten men

Comments by Peter Burrows, 24th January 2013  tomfinney11@virginmedia.com 
yes Harry Lyon maybe at Wittin Albion Cheshure League days

Comments by michael benson, 24th September 2013  coolbenno@hotmail.com 
its deffo harry lyon I played with harry in the late 60,s in the reserves I was 18 then harry was at the end of his career top bloke !!

Comments by david austin, 9th March 2017  
Harry played in goal against Altrincham in Cheshire League Cup Final-played in goal in both legs I think Beaten by a penalty but I think he even got his fingertip to it even though it was in top corner. I think it was the legendary Jack Swindells who took it? Could the ground in photo be Altrincham? Second leg of final?

Comments by Jeffrey ROURKE, 6th May 2019  jeffrourke1951@outlook.com 
The ground is Hyde United where he replaced the injured Alan Halsall. He then played in the 1st leg of the Cheshire Lge Cup Final and also the Final of the Lancashire Junior Cup at Morecambe.

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