John Houghton

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-11-1945
N/A
Date unknown.
Blackbrook ARL
04-03-1967 v Leeds
Workington Town
1972- Swinton
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1966-1972
54 (16)
9
17
0
61

BIOGRAPHY

John Houghton was a versatile and talented player who played 54 matches for the Saints from March 1967 to December 1972. He was signed from Blackbrook ARLFC after an impressive performance against York in the Challenge Cup tie which was played at Knowsley Road. John possessed and great side step and was a good reader of the game. Houghton played equally well at stand off or full back. John scored 9 tries for the club including a brace against Workington Town as part of a 31 points to 11 victory. He was also an accurate goalkicker and one of the first to utilise the instep in addressing the ball. In all he kicked 17 goals for the club.

Two of these kicks proved vital in the 1967 Lancashire Cup Final replay against Warrington as the Saints prevailed by 13 points to 10. Twelve months later he collected his second Lancashire Cup winners medal as the Saints, inspired by an electric Frank Wilsn performance, trounced Oldham by 30 points to 2. John also harvested a third winners medal in 1971 as the Saints won their first BBC2 Floodlit Trophy in the tense 8 points to 2 victory over Rochdale Hornets.

Dave Dooley

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1966~67 1 1 0 12
1967~68 0 9 0 10
1968~69 1 0 0 5
1969~70 3 0 0 13
1970~71 0 0 0 1
1971-72 1 0 0 1
1971~722 7 0 28
1972~73 1 0 0 7
TOTALS:9 17 0 77
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1967~68 0001
1972~73 0001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
4th Mar 1967 L 6 Leeds L 1966~67 A 20 26 V
10th Mar 1967 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1966~67 H 17 2 V
18th Mar 1967 W 6 Huddersfield L 1966~67 H 11 4 1 V
24th Mar 1967 W 6 Wigan L 1966~67 A 21 7 V
25th Mar 1967 L 6 Whitehaven L 1966~67 A 3 4 V
27th Mar 1967 L 6 Swinton L 1966~67 H 5 12 1 V
7th Apr 1967 W 6 Widnes L 1966~67 H 25 10 V
14th Apr 1967 W 6 Leigh Ch1 1966~67 H 37 12 V
22nd Apr 1967 W 6 Bradford Northern Ch2 1966~67 H 15 8 V
29th Apr 1967 W 3 Castleford ChSF 1966~67 H 14 3 V
6th May 1967 D 14 Wakefield Trinity ChF 1966~67 N 7 7 Y V
10th May 1967 L 14 Wakefield Trinity ChF(rep) 1966~67 N 9 21 Y V
11th Aug 1967 W 6 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1967~68 A 9 7 V
28th Aug 1967 W 14 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 H 13 11 1 V
11th Nov 1967 W 14 Blackpool Borough L 1967~68 H 17 3 V
22nd Nov 1967 L 14 Wigan FT2 1967~68 H 11 22 Y V
24th Nov 1967 L 6 Salford L 1967~68 H 4 7 2 V
2nd Dec 1967 W 14 Warrington LCF(rep) 1967~68 N 13 10 2 V
16th Dec 1967 W 14 Oldham L 1967~68 H 10 2 1 V
26th Dec 1967 W 1 Wigan L 1967~68 A 16 10 2 V
30th Dec 1967 D 14 Batley L 1967~68 H 9 9 1 V
5th Jan 1968 L 14 Barrow L 1967~68 A 7 17 Y V
15th Jan 1968 W 14 Barrow L 1967~68 H 6 2 Y V
10th Sep 1968 W 6 Barrow FTP(1) 1968~69 H 21 5 1 V
14th Sep 1968 W 14 Leigh L 1968~69 H 27 2 Y V
19th Oct 1968 W 6 Workington Town L 1968~69 A 13 2 V
25th Oct 1968 W 14 Oldham LCF 1968~69 N 30 2 Y V
30th Oct 1968 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 A 2 13 V
23rd Aug 1969 W 6 Workington Town L 1969~70 H 31 11 2 V
29th Aug 1969 W 6 Warrington L 1969~70 A 14 7 V
5th Sep 1969 W 14 Huyton L 1969~70 H 31 0 1 V
13th Sep 1969 W 6 Blackpool Borough L 1969~70 A 35 2 V
27th Sep 1969 W 14 Workington Town L 1969~70 A 17 5 Y V
13th Oct 1969 W 1 Swinton FT1 1969~70 A 17 9 V
8th Nov 1969 L 14 Whitehaven L 1969~70 A 9 10 Y V
10th Nov 1969 W 14 Leigh L 1969~70 H 16 10 Y V
17th Nov 1969 W 14 Barrow L 1969~70 H 31 9 Y V
11th Dec 1969 L 14 Wigan FTSF(rep) 1969~70 H 9 15 Y V
13th Dec 1969 W 14 Blackpool Borough L 1969~70 H 26 9 V
26th Dec 1969 W 14 Wigan L 1969~70 A 53 11 Y V
1st Jan 1970 D 14 Swinton L 1969~70 H 18 18 V
12th Dec 1970 W 1 Castleford L 1970~71 H 9 5 V
27th Aug 1971 W 14 Leigh L 1971~72 A 8 3 V
6th Sep 1971 W 4 New Zealand Tour 1971~72 H 18 8 V
8th Sep 1971 L 4 Castleford L 1971~72 A 13 22 1 V
11th Sep 1971 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 A 23 12 V
21st Sep 1971 W 14 Swinton FT1 1971~72 A 14 9 V
25th Oct 1971 W 1 Batley L 1971~72 H 35 5 V
30th Oct 1971 W 1 Bramley L 1971-72 H 37 4 1 V
6th Nov 1971 W 1 Dewsbury L 1971~72 A 4 2 V
9th Nov 1971 W 14 Leigh FT2 1971~72 A 13 4 Y V
13th Nov 1971 W 14 Featherstone Rovers JP1 1971~72 H 37 7 V
30th Nov 1971 W 14 Leeds FTSF 1971~72 A 17 0 Y V
4th Dec 1971 W 14 Oldham L 1971~72 A 28 0 V
14th Dec 1971 W 14 Rochdale Hornets FTF 1971~72 H 8 2 Y V
1st Jan 1972 W 4 Widnes L 1971~72 H 33 5 V
8th Jan 1972 W 14 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 H 18 12 Y V
15th Jan 1972 W 14 Keighley L 1971~72 A 24 4 V
12th Feb 1972 W 4 Leigh L 1971~72 H 20 7 V
26th Feb 1972 L 14 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 A 2 5 Y V
11th Mar 1972 W 4 Huddersfield L 1971~72 H 27 0 V
14th Mar 1972 W 14 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 H 29 2 V
24th Mar 1972 W 14 Salford L 1971~72 A 7 0 Y V
27th Mar 1972 W 14 Halifax L 1971~72 A 19 5 V
31st Mar 1972 W 14 Wigan L 1971~72 H 21 4 Y V
6th Apr 1972 W 1 Workington Town L 1971~72 A 19 10 V
8th Apr 1972 W 1 Hull L 1971~72 A 17 7 4 V
16th Apr 1972 W 1 Batley L 1971~72 A 14 7 3 V
19th Apr 1972 W 14 Warrington CCSF(rep) 1971~72 N 10 6 Y V
22nd Apr 1972 W 1 Hull K.R. Ch1 1971~72 H 25 5 1 V
28th Apr 1972 W 3 Rochdale Hornets Ch2 1971~72 H 17 5 V
11th Aug 1972 D 1 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup 1972~73 A 12 12 V
20th Aug 1972 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1972~73 A 21 3 V
22nd Aug 1972 W 1 Warrington L 1972~73 H 15 11 V
25th Aug 1972 W 1 Huyton L 1972~73 H 41 2 1 V
19th Nov 1972 L 14 Workington Town L 1972~73 A 4 12 Y V
1st Dec 1972 W 14 Oldham L 1972~73 H 24 10 V
9th Dec 1972 W 14 Widnes JP3 1972~73 H 10 3 Y V
15th Dec 1972 L 6 Workington Town L 1972~73 H 12 14 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 52 OTHER 2 = 77
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 16 Subs) = 54

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