Bryan Gelling

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
15-12-1959
N/A
05-11-1981
Bold Miners ARL
03-03-1982 v Featherstone Rovers
Bradford Northern
1984- Leigh
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1981-1984
14 (10)
1
0
0
4

BIOGRAPHY

Bryan Gelling by Alex Service

A real handful, whether in the front or second row, Bryan was a powerful man who was a stalwart in the St. Helens A Team for several years and could always be relied upon to give of his best when called up into the Firsts. The former Bold Miners amateur made his debut on 3rd March 1982, when the club in general was at a distinctly low ebb. The Saints beat Featherstone Rovers 14-4 at Knowsley Road but there were just 2,932 fans there to see it. Bryan was the substitute forward that day and the starting forward pack was as follows: Bolton, Liptrot, Moorby, Bottell, Gorley and Haggerty.

Bryan went on to make 5 full appearances for the Saints and 10 from the bench. He actually went to Whitehaven on loan on two occasions in the 1984-85 campaign and his last game for the St. Helens First Team was in the Lancashire Cup second round tie at Barrow on 26th September 1984. The Saints won 26-10 in relatively comfortable fashion and Bryan started in the front-row, together with Tony Burke and hooker Graham Liptrot.

Bryan went on to join Leigh and played no less than 60 matches, scoring 10 tries, from 1985-87.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1981~82 0 0 0 4
1982~83 0 0 0 5
1983~841 0 0 5
1984~85 0 0 0 2
TOTALS:1 0 0 16
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1981~821001
1984~85 1002
TOTALS:2003

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
3rd Mar 1982 W 15 Featherstone Rovers L 1981~82 H 14 4 V
12th Apr 1982 W 8 Widnes L 1981~82 A 21 16 V
21st Apr 1982 L 15 Hull L 1981~82 H 13 14 V
25th Apr 1982 L 15 Wigan L 1981~82 A 5 23 V
5th Jun 1982 D 8 Welsh XIII* Fr Testimonial 1981~82 L 18 18 1 V
19th Sep 1982 L 14 Barrow L 1982~83 A 12 19 V
26th Sep 1982 W 15 Workington Town L 1982~83 H 27 7 V
3rd Oct 1982 W 15 Featherstone Rovers L 1982~83 A 29 12 Y V
17th Oct 1982 L 10 Australia Tour 1982~83 H 0 32 V
6th Feb 1983 W 15 Oldham L 1982~83 A 10 0 V
18th Sep 1983 L 15 Bradford Northern L 1983~84 A 10 14 1 V
25th Sep 1983 W 8 Wakefield Trinity L 1983~84 H 50 12 V
2nd Oct 1983 L 15 Oldham L 1983~84 A 6 32 V
13th Nov 1983 L 15 Leigh L 1983~84 A 12 20 Y V
27th Nov 1983 W 15 Featherstone Rovers JP3 1983~84 H 16 12 V
19th Aug 1984 W 10 Mansfield Marksmen * Fr Testimonial 1984~85 H 84 12 1 V
26th Aug 1984 W 17 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1984~85 H 38 4 V
23rd Sep 1984 L 15 Hull K.R. L 1984~85 A 6 32 V
26th Sep 1984 W 10 Barrow LC2 1984~85 A 26 10 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 11 OTHER 3 = 16
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 10 Subs) = 14

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