David Johnson

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
18-12-1938
N/A
05-07-1955
Glovers Ropery
21-08-1957 v Huddersfield
Whitehaven
1958- Hull?
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1957-1958
20 (0)
12
0
0
36

BIOGRAPHY

David Johnson by Alex Service

A local lad, signed from the Glovers Ropery junior team in July 1955, David Johnson made his First Team debut against Huddersfield at Knowsley Road on the right wing. Duggie Greenall was his centre. Yet he played further matches during the campaign in his more accustomed left wing position. A typical flying winger of his day, David played in 20 matches for the Saints, scoring 12 tries, including a three-pointer in his last game for the club, at Whitehaven, on 29th November 1958. Peter Fearis was his centre and the Saints won comfortably enough by 25-2. He later joined Hull, making his debut on 16th January 1960. David went on to make 35 appearances for the Black and Whites, scoring 15 tries, a fine ratio indeed. In fact, he went on to play at Wembley in the 1960 Challenge Cup final, as Hull took on Wakefield Trinity. David was on the left wing, with Nan Halafihi as his centre, the father of Nick, the Academy Coach at Knowsley Road in the early Super League days. Alas, the Humbersiders were smashed by a red-hot Wakefield Trinity team that day to the tune of 38-5, but at scrum-half for Hull was Tommy Finn, another St.Helens-born player who had also played for the Saints, in the early 1950s.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1957~58 8 0 0 11
1958~594 0 0 9
TOTALS:12 0 0 20
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1957~582001
1959~601001
TOTALS:3002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
10th Aug 1957 W 5 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1957~58 H 79 13 2 V
21st Aug 1957 W 2 Huddersfield L 1957~58 H 28 8 V
24th Aug 1957 W 2 Hunslet L 1957~58 H 30 9 2 V
31st Aug 1957 W 2 Workington Town LC1 1957~58 A 16 12 V
12th Sep 1957 W 5 Blackpool Borough LC2 1957~58 A 28 12 1 V
14th Sep 1957 W 5 Hull L 1957~58 H 13 4 1 V
21st Sep 1957 W 5 Swinton L 1957~58 A 16 14 V
28th Sep 1957 W 5 Warrington L 1957~58 H 14 2 V
2nd Oct 1957 L 5 Oldham LCSF 1957~58 H 9 29 V
5th Oct 1957 W 5 Huddersfield L 1957~58 A 35 13 4 V
12th Oct 1957 W 5 Whitehaven L 1957~58 H 26 9 V
19th Apr 1958 W 5 Halifax L 1957~58 H 31 4 V
19th Aug 1958 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1958~59 A 15 5 V
23rd Aug 1958 W 5 Featherstone Rovers L 1958~59 H 32 9 1 V
25th Aug 1958 W 5 Warrington L 1958~59 H 15 7 V
30th Aug 1958 W 5 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1958~59 A 20 15 V
6th Sep 1958 W 5 Wakefield Trinity L 1958~59 A 24 14 1 V
20th Sep 1958 W 5 Warrington L 1958~59 A 29 15 V
11th Oct 1958 W 2 Wakefield Trinity L 1958~59 H 15 8 V
18th Oct 1958 D 2 Workington Town L 1958~59 A 10 10 1 V
29th Nov 1958 W 5 Whitehaven L 1958~59 A 25 2 1 V
8th Aug 1959 W 2 Barrow* Fr Ward Cup 1959~60 H 50 3 1 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 18 OTHER 2 = 20
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 20
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