Wigan Athletic20 Comments
Photo: Ivor Hilton
Item #: 7537
I'll let the "oldies" recognise the Latics goalkeeper!
Not sure about the first name but is it Ray Gaskell
any clues to what yr we are talking about..lol
it looks like the one and only,legendary.
HARRY LYON.to me.
its Harry Lyon and it looks like Chorley ground
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.
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?
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 !!!
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?
Is it Winsford ?
geoff is spot on the one and only harry lyon not sure about the ground.
It was played at Hyde Utd and the score was 1-1.
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.
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!
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.
yes, its harry lyon - i was playing in goal , he took over when i was injured
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
yes Harry Lyon maybe at Wittin Albion Cheshure League days
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 !!
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?
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.