Bob Doherty

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
12-02-1870
N/A
Date unknown.
Kendal
07-09-1895 v Rochdale Hornets
Swinton
1903- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1895-1902
225 (0)
38
0
0
114

BIOGRAPHY

Robert Doherty by Dave Dooley:

Robert Doherty was a stalwart for the club playing over 200 matches mostly on the right wing, although he could play in the centres with equal effectiveness. He made his debut in Saints first ever Northern Union game against Rochdale Hornets on the 7th. September 1895. Playing for six shillings under Rugby Union rules and scoring system, Robert Doherty has the distinction of scoring the first ever try for Saints as a Rugby League team.

After a scrum on Rochdale`s 25 yard line, Bob Doherty Saints pint sized winger intercepted a pass meant for his opposite number Uttley, swerved past Midgley and rushed for the line. He was half-tackled by full back Wood, but broke away and rolled head over heels to score Saints` first ever try under Northern union rules.

Bob scored a hat trick for the Saints in a first round Challenge Cup match against Lees on 20th. March 1897 as part of a comfortable 58 points to nil victory. In 225 matches for the Saints `Bob Doc` scored 38 tries for a total points aggregate of 114 points.

Bob was a member of the first Saints side to lift a trophy under Northern Union rules when the team beat Runcorn, in extra time, by 6 points to nil in the South West Lancs and Border Towns Cup at Widnes on April 30th., 1900.

Bob was signed from the Kendal area and he immediately became a very popular figure with the fans, as this pint sized back utilised great strength and determination to bring down players weighing up to 40 or 50 pounds heavier than himself. Whilst at the Saints Bob gained representative honours for Lancashire.

His most famous match was the inaugural 1897 Challenge Cup Final against Batley when despite losing by 10 points to 3 to the `Gallant Youths`, Bob played a vital part in the only points scored for the Saints during the Final.

Alex Service in the `Millennium Book` takes up the commentary:-

"In the third quarter of the match a sliced drop goal from Goodall was fielded by Saints Cumbrian threequarter `Bob` Doherty, who shrugged off two attempted tackles. A dummy to the supporting Jacques, a quick turn and a lovely timed pass fizzed out to Dave Traynor on the wing. The auburn haired centre ran like a frightened stag along the touchline hotly pursued by Garner and Davies. Goodall and Shaw tried to cut him off, but he brushed them aside with ease, eventually running a few yards nearer the posts, grounding the ball just as he was tackled. The spontaneous applause showed how highly this feat was appreciated."

Bob`s final match for the Club was against Swinton on the 31st. of January 1903. He was later made a Life Member ten years later

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 6 0 0 40
1896~979 0 0 27
1897~988 0 0 27
1898~991 0 0 27
1899~00 6 0 0 29
1900~01 2 0 0 33
1901~026 0 0 31
1902~03 0 0 0 11
TOTALS:38 0 0 225
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1895~96 0001
1896~97 0003
1897~98 2008
1898~99 0004
1899~000004
1900~01 4003
1901~02 0001
TOTALS:60024

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
7th Sep 1895 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 H 8 3 1 V
14th Sep 1895 W 2 Runcorn L 1895~96 H 5 0 1 V
21st Sep 1895 D 2 Batley L 1895~96 A 3 3 V
28th Sep 1895 L 2 Stockport L 1895~96 H 0 3 V
5th Oct 1895 W 2 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 A 5 3 1 V
7th Oct 1895 L 2 Bradford L 1895~96 A 4 15 V
12th Oct 1895 W 2 Warrington L 1895~96 H 3 0 V
19th Oct 1895 W 2 Hull L 1895~96 H 3 0 V
26th Oct 1895 D 2 Tyldesley L 1895~96 H 3 3 V
2nd Nov 1895 D 2 Leigh L 1895~96 H 6 6 V
9th Nov 1895 L 4 Hunslet L 1895~96 A 0 12 V
16th Nov 1895 D 2 Wigan L 1895~96 H 0 0 V
23rd Nov 1895 W 2 Leeds L 1895~96 H 9 0 V
30th Nov 1895 W 2 Huddersfield L 1895~96 H 11 3 V
7th Dec 1895 D 2 Wakefield Trinity L 1895~96 A 0 0 V
14th Dec 1895 D 2 Oldham L 1895~96 A 0 0 V
21st Dec 1895 W 5 Broughton Rangers * Fr 1895~96 H 13 10 V
25th Dec 1895 W 2 Widnes L 1895~96 H 6 0 1 V
28th Dec 1895 L 2 Halifax L 1895~96 A 0 3 V
1st Jan 1896 L 2 Manningham L 1895~96 H 3 8 V
4th Jan 1896 L 2 Brighouse Rovers L 1895~96 A 4 6 V
11th Jan 1896 W 2 Halifax L 1895~96 H 6 3 V
18th Jan 1896 L 2 Stockport L 1895~96 A 3 18 V
25th Jan 1896 W 2 Batley L 1895~96 H 11 5 1 V
1st Feb 1896 L 5 Hull L 1895~96 A 0 9 V
8th Feb 1896 L 2 Hunslet L 1895~96 H 0 5 V
15th Feb 1896 L 2 Manningham L 1895~96 A 5 9 V
22nd Feb 1896 L 2 Runcorn L 1895~96 A 0 3 V
29th Feb 1896 D 2 Warrington L 1895~96 A 5 5 V
7th Mar 1896 W 2 Bradford L 1895~96 H 11 5 V
14th Mar 1896 L 2 Leigh L 1895~96 A 3 11 V
21st Mar 1896 L 2 Wigan L 1895~96 A 0 10 V
28th Mar 1896 L 2 Tyldesley L 1895~96 A 10 11 V
3rd Apr 1896 L 2 Widnes L 1895~96 A 4 16 V
4th Apr 1896 W 2 Wakefield Trinity L 1895~96 H 7 5 V
11th Apr 1896 L 2 Huddersfield L 1895~96 A 4 7 V
16th Apr 1896 W 2 Liversedge L 1895~96 H 14 7 V
18th Apr 1896 L 2 Oldham L 1895~96 H 3 5 1 V
20th Apr 1896 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1895~96 A 4 0 V
25th Apr 1896 L 2 Liversedge L 1895~96 A 3 13 V
30th Apr 1896 W 2 Broughton Rangers L 1895~96 H 26 0 V
5th Sep 1896 W 5 Crompton * Fr 1896~97 H 23 3 V
12th Sep 1896 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 H 6 5 V
19th Sep 1896 D 5 Salford L 1896~97 A 0 0 V
26th Sep 1896 W 4 Tyldesley L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
10th Oct 1896 W 2 Morecambe L 1896~97 A 8 5 V
17th Oct 1896 L 5 Rochdale St. Cuthberts * Fr 1896~97 A 4 6 V
24th Oct 1896 W 2 Widnes L 1896~97 H 14 0 V
31st Oct 1896 L 2 Runcorn L 1896~97 H 3 7 V
7th Nov 1896 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1896~97 A 14 11 1 V
14th Nov 1896 D 2 Warrington L 1896~97 H 0 0 V
21st Nov 1896 L 5 Rochdale St. Cuthberts* Fr 1896~97 A 0 4 V
28th Nov 1896 W 2 Leigh L 1896~97 H 11 3 V
5th Dec 1896 L 2 Swinton L 1896~97 H 0 3 V
12th Dec 1896 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 A 0 3 V
9th Jan 1897 W 2 Morecambe L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
30th Jan 1897 W 2 Salford L 1896~97 H 9 3 V
6th Feb 1897 L 2 Wigan L 1896~97 A 0 4 V
13th Feb 1897 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1896~97 H 10 20 V
20th Feb 1897 L 2 Tyldesley L 1896~97 A 9 12 1 V
22nd Feb 1897 L 2 Warrington L 1896~97 A 3 7 V
27th Feb 1897 L 2 Swinton L 1896~97 A 0 10 V
6th Mar 1897 D 2 Leigh L 1896~97 A 6 6 1 V
11th Mar 1897 W 2 Wigan L 1896~97 H 3 0 V
13th Mar 1897 W 2 Stockport L 1896~97 H 9 0 1 V
20th Mar 1897 W 2 Lees CC1 1896~97 H 58 0 3 V
27th Mar 1897 W 2 Castleford CC2 1896~97 H 17 3 1 V
3rd Apr 1897 W 2 Wigan CC3 1896~97 H 11 0 1 V
10th Apr 1897 W 2 Tyldesley CC4 1896~97 H 12 0 V
19th Apr 1897 W 2 Swinton CCSF 1896~97 N 7 0 V
24th Apr 1897 L 2 Batley CCF 1896~97 N 3 10 V
4th Sep 1897 L 2 Salford L 1897~98 A 0 8 V
11th Sep 1897 W 2 Leigh L 1897~98 H 10 5 V
18th Sep 1897 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 A 3 2 V
25th Sep 1897 W 2 Tyldesley L 1897~98 H 11 0 1 V
2nd Oct 1897 W 2 Wigan L 1897~98 A 17 7 1 V
9th Oct 1897 W 2 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 A 8 0 V
16th Oct 1897 L 2 Widnes L 1897~98 H 3 13 1 V
23rd Oct 1897 L 2 Warrington L 1897~98 H 3 8 V
30th Oct 1897 L 2 Runcorn L 1897~98 A 0 11 V
6th Nov 1897 W 2 Hull K.R. * Fr 1897~98 A 24 13 1 V
13th Nov 1897 L 2 Swinton L 1897~98 A 0 13 V
20th Nov 1897 L 2 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 A 5 6 V
27th Nov 1897 L 2 Oldham L 1897~98 H 4 6 V
4th Dec 1897 W 2 Birkenhead * Fr 1897~98 H 8 3 V
11th Dec 1897 L 2 Stockport L 1897~98 A 7 14 V
18th Dec 1897 W 2 Morecambe L 1897~98 A 3 2 1 V
27th Dec 1897 L 2 Warrington L 1897~98 A 0 8 V
1st Jan 1898 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1897~98 H 6 23 2 V
8th Jan 1898 L 2 Swinton L 1897~98 H 5 13 1 V
15th Jan 1898 L 4 Tyldesley L 1897~98 A 3 8 V
22nd Jan 1898 W 4 Wigan L 1897~98 H 9 8 V
29th Jan 1898 W 2 Leigh L 1897~98 A 3 0 V
5th Feb 1898 L 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1897~98 H 3 6 V
12th Feb 1898 L 2 Oldham L 1897~98 A 0 11 V
19th Feb 1898 W 4 Stockport L 1897~98 H 27 0 V
26th Feb 1898 L 4 Batley CC1 1897~98 A 7 12 1 V
5th Mar 1898 L 2 Warrington* Fr 1897~98 A 2 6 V
8th Mar 1898 W 2 Birkenhead* Fr 1897~98 H 8 0 1 V
11th Mar 1898 W 2 Barrow* Fr 1897~98 A 5 3 V
12th Mar 1898 D 4 Salford L 1897~98 H 14 14 V
19th Mar 1898 W 2 Wigan * Fr 1897~98 A 10 3 V
24th Mar 1898 L 2 Swinton* Fr 1897~98 A 3 5 V
26th Mar 1898 W 4 Runcorn L 1897~98 H 11 0 V
2nd Apr 1898 L 5 Widnes L 1897~98 A 6 7 V
16th Apr 1898 D 4 Morecambe L 1897~98 H 5 5 V
1st Sep 1898 W 5 Salford * Fr 1898~99 A 6 0 V
3rd Sep 1898 L 4 Widnes L 1898~99 A 0 6 V
1st Oct 1898 W 2 Oldham L 1898~99 H 15 9 V
8th Oct 1898 W 2 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 H 22 3 V
15th Oct 1898 L 5 Lancaster* Fr 1898~99 A 2 8 V
22nd Oct 1898 L 2 Swinton L 1898~99 A 0 8 V
29th Oct 1898 W 2 Wigan L 1898~99 A 22 3 V
5th Nov 1898 L 2 Leigh L 1898~99 H 0 8 V
12th Nov 1898 W 2 Wigan L 1898~99 H 10 7 V
19th Nov 1898 L 2 Leigh L 1898~99 A 2 5 V
26th Nov 1898 D 3 Widnes L 1898~99 H 0 0 V
10th Dec 1898 L 5 Hull* Fr 1898~99 A 0 19 V
24th Dec 1898 L 3 Salford L 1898~99 A 2 13 V
26th Dec 1898 W 3 Tyldesley L 1898~99 H 9 5 V
30th Dec 1898 W 5 Hull K.R.* Fr 1898~99 A 8 3 V
2nd Jan 1899 D 3 Runcorn L 1898~99 H 0 0 V
7th Jan 1899 D 3 Salford L 1898~99 H 8 8 V
14th Jan 1899 W 3 Swinton L 1898~99 H 6 5 V
28th Jan 1899 L 3 Oldham L 1898~99 A 0 16 V
11th Feb 1899 W 3 Tyldesley L 1898~99 A 6 3 1 V
18th Feb 1899 W 3 Warrington L 1898~99 H 12 3 V
4th Mar 1899 W 3 Stockport L 1898~99 A 13 3 V
11th Mar 1899 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 A 0 16 V
18th Mar 1899 W 1 Whitworth CC1 1898~99 H 12 3 V
25th Mar 1899 D 4 Morecambe CC2 1898~99 H 0 0 V
29th Mar 1899 D 4 Morecambe CC2(rep) 1898~99 A 5 5 V
31st Mar 1899 W 2 Morecambe CC2(2nd rep) 1898~99 H 17 5 V
1st Apr 1899 L 2 Salford CC3 1898~99 A 0 16 V
8th Apr 1899 W 2 Morecambe L 1898~99 H 7 2 V
15th Apr 1899 L 2 Runcorn L 1898~99 A 8 11 V
20th Apr 1899 W 2 Stockport L 1898~99 H 13 10 V
2nd Sep 1899 D 5 Warrington L 1899~00 H 3 3 V
9th Sep 1899 L 5 Widnes L 1899~00 H 0 3 V
16th Sep 1899 W 5 Swinton L 1899~00 H 17 3 1 V
23rd Sep 1899 W 5 Lancaster* Fr 1899~00 H 17 3 V
30th Sep 1899 W 5 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 A 14 0 V
7th Oct 1899 L 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 A 0 7 V
14th Oct 1899 W 5 Wigan L 1899~00 H 5 0 V
21st Oct 1899 W 3 Stockport L 1899~00 H 17 3 V
28th Oct 1899 L 7 Widnes L 1899~00 A 3 5 V
11th Nov 1899 W 5 Salford L 1899~00 H 8 6 1 V
25th Nov 1899 W 5 Stockport L 1899~00 A 6 3 V
2nd Dec 1899 W 5 Tyldesley L 1899~00 H 26 3 1 V
9th Dec 1899 W 5 Oldham L 1899~00 H 17 14 V
23rd Dec 1899 W 5 Warrington L 1899~00 A 11 0 1 V
25th Dec 1899 W 5 Broughton Rangers L 1899~00 H 4 0 V
26th Dec 1899 L 5 Millom L 1899~00 A 8 10 V
30th Dec 1899 W 5 Tyldesley L 1899~00 A 14 3 1 V
1st Jan 1900 W 5 Leigh L 1899~00 H 26 0 1 V
6th Jan 1900 D 5 Swinton L 1899~00 A 0 0 V
13th Jan 1900 W 5 Millom L 1899~00 H 7 2 V
20th Jan 1900 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1899~00 H 6 0 V
27th Jan 1900 W 5 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 15 0 V
17th Feb 1900 L 5 Runcorn L 1899~00 A 0 9 V
24th Feb 1900 W 3 Runcorn L 1899~00 H 3 2 V
27th Feb 1900 D 3 Leigh L 1899~00 A 0 0 V
3rd Mar 1900 L 2 Oldham L 1899~00 A 6 35 V
10th Mar 1900 L 3 Salford L 1899~00 A 0 8 V
17th Mar 1900 L 2 Warrington CC1 1899~00 H 0 6 V
4th Apr 1900 W 2 Leigh BTC1 1899~00 H 8 0 V
13th Apr 1900 L 5 Birkenhead * Fr 1899~00 A 5 8 V
14th Apr 1900 W 5 Lancaster * Fr 1899~00 A 15 8 V
26th Apr 1900 W 2 Widnes BTCSF 1899~00 A 3 0 V
30th Apr 1900 W 2 Runcorn BTCF 1899~00 N 6 0 V
1st Sep 1900 W 5 Broughton Rangers L 1900~01 H 5 3 V
8th Sep 1900 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 H 10 3 V
15th Sep 1900 D 4 Warrington L 1900~01 A 0 0 V
22nd Sep 1900 L 4 Runcorn L 1900~01 H 0 11 V
24th Sep 1900 W 5 Huddersfield * Fr 1900~01 A 15 2 1 V
29th Sep 1900 W 4 Wigan L 1900~01 H 16 9 V
6th Oct 1900 W 2 Stockport L 1900~01 H 3 0 V
13th Oct 1900 L 2 Oldham L 1900~01 A 2 22 V
27th Oct 1900 L 2 Millom L 1900~01 H 2 4 V
3rd Nov 1900 W 4 Wigan BTC1 1900~01 A 7 0 V
10th Nov 1900 D 4 Wigan L 1900~01 A 8 8 V
17th Nov 1900 L 2 Salford L 1900~01 H 2 13 V
24th Nov 1900 L 2 Warrington L 1900~01 H 0 7 V
1st Dec 1900 L 2 Stockport L 1900~01 A 0 5 V
8th Dec 1900 L 5 Batley* Fr 1900~01 A 0 5 V
15th Dec 1900 L 2 Oldham L 1900~01 H 5 15 V
22nd Dec 1900 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1900~01 A 0 29 V
24th Dec 1900 L 2 Warrington BTCSF 1900~01 A 5 6 V
26th Dec 1900 L 2 Leigh L 1900~01 H 0 12 V
29th Dec 1900 L 2 Widnes L 1900~01 A 0 8 V
1st Jan 1901 W 5 Huddersfield * Fr 1900~01 H 11 3 3 V
5th Jan 1901 L 2 Barrow L 1900~01 A 5 14 V
12th Jan 1901 L 3 Leigh L 1900~01 A 0 5 V
19th Jan 1901 W 3 Swinton L 1900~01 H 6 3 1 V
26th Jan 1901 L 3 Rochdale Hornets L 1900~01 A 0 2 V
9th Feb 1901 W 5 Widnes L 1900~01 H 7 5 V
16th Feb 1901 L 4 Runcorn L 1900~01 A 0 5 V
23rd Feb 1901 L 4 Millom L 1900~01 A 2 5 V
2nd Mar 1901 W 4 Goole CC1 1900~01 A 12 2 V
9th Mar 1901 D 5 Stockport CC2 1900~01 H 0 0 V
13th Mar 1901 W 4 Stockport CC2(rep) 1900~01 A 11 5 V
16th Mar 1901 L 5 Swinton L 1900~01 A 2 19 V
23rd Mar 1901 L 5 Batley CC3 1900~01 H 5 7 V
5th Apr 1901 L 5 Salford L 1900~01 A 7 16 V
6th Apr 1901 L 5 Barrow L 1900~01 H 0 5 V
15th Apr 1901 W 5 Widnes LPO 1900~01 N 3 0 1 V
14th Sep 1901 W 5 Lancaster L 1901~02 H 4 0 V
21st Sep 1901 L 5 Widnes L & SWLL 1901~02 H 2 5 V
28th Sep 1901 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1901~02 A 9 2 V
5th Oct 1901 W 5 Barrow L 1901~02 H 7 3 V
12th Oct 1901 L 5 Stockport L 1901~02 A 0 3 V
19th Oct 1901 L 5 Runcorn SWLL 1901~02 H 0 2 V
26th Oct 1901 L 5 Lancaster L 1901~02 A 4 17 V
2nd Nov 1901 W 5 Radcliffe L 1901~02 A 19 0 V
9th Nov 1901 L 5 Warrington SWLL 1901~02 H 9 17 V
16th Nov 1901 W 5 Birkenhead Wanderers L AB 1901~02 A 5 0 1 V
23rd Nov 1901 W 5 Millom L 1901~02 A 8 6 V
30th Nov 1901 L 5 Warrington SWLL 1901~02 A 5 11 V
7th Dec 1901 W 5 Radcliffe L 1901~02 H 23 6 1 V
14th Dec 1901 L 5 Barrow L 1901~02 A 5 7 V
25th Dec 1901 W 5 Hull K.R. L 1901~02 H 12 3 V
26th Dec 1901 W 5 Leigh SWLL 1901~02 H 11 8 1 V
1st Jan 1902 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1901~02 H 7 5 1 V
4th Jan 1902 W 5 Altrincham L 1901~02 A 11 0 1 V
11th Jan 1902 L 5 Hull K.R. L 1901~02 A 7 15 1 V
18th Jan 1902 W 5 Stockport L 1901~02 H 13 7 V
25th Jan 1902 W 5 Birkenhead Wanderers L 1901~02 A 6 0 V
1st Feb 1902 W 5 Altrincham L 1901~02 H 35 0 V
8th Feb 1902 D 5 Millom L 1901~02 H 3 3 V
22nd Feb 1902 L 5 Leigh SWLL 1901~02 A 3 13 V
1st Mar 1902 W 5 Morecambe L 1901~02 H 3 2 V
8th Mar 1902 W 5 Widnes L & SWLL 1901~02 A 3 2 V
15th Mar 1902 L 5 Hull K.R. CC1 1901~02 A 0 7 V
29th Mar 1902 W 5 Oldham * Fr 1901~02 A 26 2 V
31st Mar 1902 L 5 Runcorn SWLL 1901~02 A 3 11 V
5th Apr 1902 W 5 Birkenhead Wanderers L 1901~02 H 13 0 V
12th Apr 1902 L 5 Wigan L & SWLL 1901~02 A 2 11 V
23rd Apr 1902 W 5 Morecambe L 1901~02 A 10 9 V
13th Sep 1902 L 3 Huddersfield L 1902~03 A 3 8 V
20th Sep 1902 L 3 Warrington L 1902~03 H 5 18 V
27th Sep 1902 W 3 Brighouse Rovers L 1902~03 A 4 3 V
4th Oct 1902 L 3 Swinton L 1902~03 H 6 10 V
11th Oct 1902 D 3 Runcorn L 1902~03 H 0 0 V
18th Oct 1902 L 3 Batley L 1902~03 A 4 7 V
1st Nov 1902 L 4 Halifax L 1902~03 A 0 8 V
15th Nov 1902 W 3 Hull L 1902~03 A 4 3 V
22nd Nov 1902 L 2 Oldham L 1902~03 H 0 3 V
29th Nov 1902 L 2 Broughton Rangers L 1902~03 A 0 23 V
31st Jan 1903 L 2 Swinton L 1902~03 A 0 15 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 201 OTHER 24 = 225
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 225

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