Ernest Helsby

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
14-12-1880
N/A
09-1908
Local
12-09-1908 v Runcorn
Rochdale Hornets
1911-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1908-1910
45 (0)
2
0
0
6

BIOGRAPHY

Ernie Helsby by SHS

Ernest Helsby was born in the Farnworth district of Widnes on 14th December 1880 and was signed by the Saints from the Widnes Wesley Guild association team. He was described by the St.Helens Newspaper as a well-built fellow, who Runcorn and Widnes have tried to sign on.

He had played association football for the Widnes Wesley Guild for a number of years up to 1908 when he won the Liverpool Shield and his team had joined the West Cheshire Football League. In 1907, his team had won the Zingari League as well as the Liverpool Cup.

He was a back-row forward, who made his debut at home to Leigh on 14th November 1908 in a 10-8 victory, making 24 appearances during the campaign overall. He made a further 19 appearances in the second row during the 1909-10 season, yet for whatever reason he only played in the last two fixtures of 1910-11, at loose forward. Ernest was a train driver by profession, a job which he loved according to his great grandson Richard. That was essentially the end of his career at Knowsley Road. He became the father-in-law of Widnes loose forward Jimmy Hoey, who played against Saints when Widnes beat them at Wembley in 1930, one of the biggest-ever shocks in the Challenge Cup.

If you have any information about this player, particularly what happened to him after leaving St.Helens, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 2 0 0 24
1909~100 0 0 19
1910~11 0 0 0 2
TOTALS:2 0 0 45
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1908~09 0001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
12th Sep 1908 L 3 Runcorn L 1908~09 A 5 21 V
19th Sep 1908 W 3 Aberdare L 1908~09 H 46 13 2 V
26th Sep 1908 L 3 Bradford Northern L 1908~09 A 12 31 V
7th Nov 1908 L 4 Warrington LC1 1908~09 H 6 21 V
14th Nov 1908 W 13 Leigh L 1908~09 H 10 8 V
21st Nov 1908 W 13 Widnes L 1908~09 A 8 5 V
28th Nov 1908 W 13 Bradford Northern L 1908~09 H 8 2 V
12th Dec 1908 D 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 H 13 13 V
19th Dec 1908 L 13 Salford L 1908~09 A 14 15 V
25th Dec 1908 W 13 Runcorn L 1908~09 H 6 0 V
26th Dec 1908 L 13 Wigan L 1908~09 H 7 22 V
1st Jan 1909 L 13 York L 1908~09 A 0 16 V
9th Jan 1909 L 13 Broughton Rangers L 1908~09 H 8 19 V
16th Jan 1909 D 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1908~09 A 3 3 V
23rd Jan 1909 L 13 Warrington L 1908~09 H 9 15 V
6th Feb 1909 W 13 Swinton L 1908~09 H 16 10 V
10th Feb 1909 W 13 Australia Tour 1908~09 H 9 0 V
13th Feb 1909 L 13 Leigh L 1908~09 A 3 14 V
27th Feb 1909 L 13 Halifax CC1 1908~09 A 8 15 V
6th Mar 1909 L 13 Oldham L 1908~09 A 0 13 V
13th Mar 1909 W 13 Aberdare L 1908~09 A 45 18 V
20th Mar 1909 W 12 Leigh * Fr 1908~09 H 20 6 V
9th Apr 1909 W 13 Wigan L 1908~09 A 8 5 V
10th Apr 1909 W 1 York L 1908~09 H 33 20 V
12th Apr 1909 L 13 Warrington L 1908~09 A 6 78 V
11th Sep 1909 D 10 Runcorn L 1909~10 H 5 5 V
18th Sep 1909 L 10 Warrington L 1909~10 A 15 19 V
25th Sep 1909 W 10 Bramley L 1909~10 H 27 5 V
2nd Oct 1909 W 10 Barrow L 1909~10 A 21 9 V
16th Oct 1909 W 10 Widnes LC1 1909~10 A 10 4 V
23rd Oct 1909 D 12 Dewsbury L 1909~10 H 8 8 V
30th Oct 1909 L 11 Swinton LC2 1909~10 A 0 2 V
6th Nov 1909 L 11 Leigh L 1909~10 A 5 13 V
20th Nov 1909 W 12 Widnes L 1909~10 H 37 8 V
27th Nov 1909 L 12 Oldham L 1909~10 H 5 31 V
4th Dec 1909 W 11 Hunslet L 1909~10 A 24 8 V
11th Dec 1909 W 11 Salford L 1909~10 H 7 3 V
13th Dec 1909 W 11 Swinton L 1909~10 A 20 9 V
18th Dec 1909 L 11 Oldham L 1909~10 A 6 36 V
25th Dec 1909 W 13 Runcorn L 1909~10 A 13 0 V
1st Jan 1910 W 12 Broughton Rangers L 1909~10 H 15 8 V
8th Jan 1910 L 12 Salford L 1909~10 A 5 24 V
19th Mar 1910 L 8 Widnes L 1909~10 A 3 10 V
25th Mar 1910 L 8 Wigan L 1909~10 A 10 23 V
17th Apr 1911 L 13 Hull K.R. L 1910~11 H 3 20 V
22nd Apr 1911 L 13 Rochdale Hornets L 1910~11 A 2 17 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 44 OTHER 1 = 45
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 45

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