Albert Siddall

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-11-1872
N/A
Date unknown.
St. Helens Recs
26-03-1898 v Runcorn
Oldham
1899-
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1897-1898
19 (0)
3
0
0
9

BIOGRAPHY

Albert Sidall by Alex Service

One of the casualties of the formation of the Northern Union were the St. Helens Recs, who joined the fledgling organisation twelve months too late and found themselves in the second tier. The rugby league section soon disbanded; the Rec switched to football and Saints took advantage by securing the services of this pacy winger. Depending on what you read in the local press, Sidall originally started his rugby career with Rochdale St. Clements or Rochdale Hornets, but safe to say he was from Rochdale!

He seemed to be a competent threequarter, although not a free-scoring player, and made his senior debut for Saints after playing three consecutive friendlies for the club at the back end of the 1897-98 season. This was against Runcorn on 26th March 1898 and he went on to play 19 times for the club, as well as in 7 friendly fixtures.

Albert`s last game for the Saints was at Oldham on 28th January, when the visitors last 0-16, although he could say with undoubted pride that he took part in two victories over the Old Enemy, Wigan, during his time at Knowsley Road. A pleasant postscript indeed.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1897~982 0 0 3
1898~99 1 0 0 16
TOTALS:3 0 0 19
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1897~980003
1898~990004
TOTALS:0007

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
8th Mar 1898 W 3 Birkenhead* Fr 1897~98 H 8 0 V
11th Mar 1898 W 3 Barrow* Fr 1897~98 A 5 3 V
24th Mar 1898 L 3 Swinton* Fr 1897~98 A 3 5 V
26th Mar 1898 W 5 Runcorn L 1897~98 H 11 0 1 V
2nd Apr 1898 L 4 Widnes L 1897~98 A 6 7 1 V
16th Apr 1898 D 5 Morecambe L 1897~98 H 5 5 V
17th Sep 1898 L 5 Warrington L 1898~99 A 0 3 V
24th Sep 1898 W 5 Morecambe L 1898~99 A 8 0 V
1st Oct 1898 W 3 Oldham L 1898~99 H 15 9 V
8th Oct 1898 W 5 Rochdale Hornets L 1898~99 H 22 3 V
15th Oct 1898 L 4 Lancaster* Fr 1898~99 A 2 8 V
22nd Oct 1898 L 5 Swinton L 1898~99 A 0 8 V
29th Oct 1898 W 5 Wigan L 1898~99 A 22 3 V
5th Nov 1898 L 3 Leigh L 1898~99 H 0 8 V
12th Nov 1898 W 3 Wigan L 1898~99 H 10 7 V
19th Nov 1898 L 5 Leigh L 1898~99 A 2 5 V
26th Nov 1898 D 5 Widnes L 1898~99 H 0 0 V
3rd Dec 1898 W 4 Birkenhead* Fr 1898~99 H 14 0 V
10th Dec 1898 L 4 Hull* Fr 1898~99 A 0 19 V
17th Dec 1898 L 5 Broughton Rangers L 1898~99 A 2 20 V
24th Dec 1898 L 5 Salford L 1898~99 A 2 13 V
26th Dec 1898 W 4 Tyldesley L 1898~99 H 9 5 V
30th Dec 1898 W 4 Hull K.R.* Fr 1898~99 A 8 3 V
2nd Jan 1899 D 4 Runcorn L 1898~99 H 0 0 V
7th Jan 1899 D 4 Salford L 1898~99 H 8 8 1 V
28th Jan 1899 L 5 Oldham L 1898~99 A 0 16 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 12 OTHER 7 = 19
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 19
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