Sean Day

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
20-11-1960
N/A
01-09-1984
Culcheth ARLFC
02-09-1984 v Featherstone Rovers
Wigan
1986- Runcorn Highfield (loan)
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1984-1985
47 (0)
14
191
0
438

BIOGRAPHY

Sean Day by Alex Service

Eyebrows were raised when Saints signed Sean Day at the start of the 1984-85 season. It was a time when the re-building of the early 1980s was beginning to bear fruit. Local lads like Andy Platt, Chris Arkwright, Steve Peters, Neil Holding and Harry Pinner, plus Australians Phil Veivers and Mal Meninga, made the Saints a team capable of challenging for major honours. They proved to be one of the strongest sides in the competition, finishing second in the league and winning the Lancashire Cup and Premiership finals. The Saints were a supreme attacking team during 1984-85 scoring a record 1,267 points in all matches, including Division One records of 156 league tries and 920 points.

Yet what about Sean Day? The winger proved to be more than an integral part of his teamís success, with a magnificent total of 157 goals from all matches. Not only did he top the kicking charts, but also the points-scoring charts, with 362, which also included 12 tries. Diminutive in stature, with his socks rolled down to his ankles, he had a metronomic kicking action, akin to Frano Botica of later years.

In the Lancashire Cup final against Wigan at Central Park he scored five goals and a try. One penalty goal in particular did much to thwart a Wigan fight-back which was gaining momentum. He suffered from injury towards the end of the campaign but played in the Premiership final even though he was carrying a knock.

Just like Peter Fearis in 1958-59 it was to be his one season of glory. Injuries took their toll and he later played for Runcorn for a spell. Yet he will be forever remembered for his terrific contribution to a fabulous season in the mid-1980s. Sean Day was most definitely a man for the occasion.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1984~85 12 157 0 36
1985~862 34 0 11
TOTALS:14 191 0 47
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1984~85 31406
1985~86 0301
TOTALS:31707

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
29th Jul 1984 L 5 Barrow * Fr Benefit 1984~85 A 10 19 V
19th Aug 1984 W 5 Mansfield Marksmen * Fr Testimonial 1984~85 H 84 12 3 V
26th Aug 1984 W 5 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1984~85 H 38 4 5 V
2nd Sep 1984 W 5 Featherstone Rovers L 1984~85 H 25 10 3 V
9th Sep 1984 W 5 Leeds L 1984~85 A 21 2 4 V
14th Sep 1984 W 5 Runcorn Highfield LC1 1984~85 H 58 14 9 V
23rd Sep 1984 L 5 Hull K.R. L 1984~85 A 6 32 1 V
26th Sep 1984 W 5 Barrow LC2 1984~85 A 26 10 4 V
30th Sep 1984 L 5 Bradford Northern L 1984~85 A 10 30 1 1 V
7th Oct 1984 W 5 Castleford L 1984~85 H 30 16 1 1 V
10th Oct 1984 W 5 Leigh LCSF 1984~85 H 31 10 1 V
14th Oct 1984 W 5 Hunslet L 1984~85 A 32 14 1 6 V
17th Oct 1984 W 5 Halifax L 1984~85 H 42 14 2 7 V
21st Oct 1984 W 5 Oldham L 1984~85 H 32 5 1 V
28th Oct 1984 W 5 Wigan LCF 1984~85 A 26 18 1 5 V
4th Nov 1984 W 5 Warrington L 1984~85 A 20 14 5 V
11th Nov 1984 W 5 Barrow L 1984~85 H 59 2 7 V
18th Nov 1984 W 5 Keighley JP1 1984~85 H 60 8 10 V
25th Nov 1984 W 5 Bradford Northern L 1984~85 H 28 6 4 V
2nd Dec 1984 D 5 Bradford Northern JP2 1984~85 A 12 12 2 V
5th Dec 1984 W 5 Bradford Northern JP2 (rep) 1984~85 H 24 10 1 4 V
9th Dec 1984 W 5 Leeds L 1984~85 H 48 16 6 V
22nd Dec 1984 L 5 Halifax JP3 1984~85 H 8 14 1 2 V
26th Dec 1984 L 5 Wigan L 1984~85 H 22 30 3 V
30th Jan 1985 L 5 Castleford L 1984~85 A 12 30 2 V
3rd Feb 1985 W 5 Leigh L 1984~85 H 56 16 1 10 V
21st Feb 1985 L 5 Hull K.R. CC1 1984~85 H 3 8 1 V
24th Feb 1985 W 5 Barrow L 1984~85 A 31 16 1 3 V
27th Feb 1985 L 5 Hull L 1984~85 A 24 46 4 V
22nd Mar 1985 W 5 Hull L 1984~85 H 47 18 2 5 V
31st Mar 1985 W 5 Warrington L 1984~85 H 30 28 5 V
5th Apr 1985 W 5 Wigan L 1984~85 A 30 19 5 V
8th Apr 1985 W 5 Widnes L 1984~85 H 28 22 4 V
14th Apr 1985 W 5 Hull K.R. L 1984~85 H 30 14 5 V
17th Apr 1985 W 5 Hunslet L 1984~85 H 68 7 10 V
19th Apr 1985 W 5 Workington Town L 1984~85 A 42 13 7 V
21st Apr 1985 L 5 Leigh L 1984~85 A 26 30 5 V
27th Apr 1985 W 5 Widnes PT1 1984~85 H 26 2 1 V
11th May 1985 W 5 Hull K.R. PTF 1984~85 N 36 16 4 V
26th May 1985 L 5 Canterbury* Fr Tour 1984~85 C 24 30 4 V
29th May 1985 L 5 Waikato* Fr Tour 1984~85 H 24 34 2 V
2nd Jun 1985 L 5 Manukau * Fr Tour 1984~85 A 10 26 3 V
25th Aug 1985 D 5 Oldham * Fr Ward Cup 1985~86 A 18 18 3 V
30th Aug 1985 W 5 Swinton L 1985~86 A 32 14 6 V
4th Sep 1985 W 5 Warrington L 1985~86 H 12 6 2 V
8th Sep 1985 W 5 York L 1985~86 H 30 8 5 V
15th Sep 1985 W 5 Carlisle LC1 1985~86 H 72 8 1 4 V
22nd Sep 1985 L 5 Leeds L 1985~86 A 8 21 2 V
25th Sep 1985 W 5 Whitehaven LC2 1985~86 H 26 8 1 5 V
29th Sep 1985 L 5 Hull L 1985~86 H 22 35 5 V
2nd Oct 1985 L 5 Wigan LCSF 1985~86 A 2 30 1 V
19th Jan 1986 L 5 Bradford Northern L 1985~86 H 8 18 V
2nd Mar 1986 W 5 Halifax L 1985~86 H 22 10 3 V
8th Mar 1986 L 5 Wigan CC2 1985~86 A 14 24 1 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 40 OTHER 7 = 47
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 47

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