George Taylor

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-05-1914
N/A
2-04-1942
Featherstone Rovers Guest
25-04-1942 v Hunslet
Hunslet
1942- Featherstone Rovers Guest
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1941-1941
1 (0)
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

G Taylor by SHS

Yet another case of a ‘guest’ player making an appearance for the Saints during the Second World War. For the game in question, against Hunslet at Parkside in the Second Round [1st leg] of the Challenge Cup, the Saints were far from being out-classed, eventually losing a tight game 3-16. Premier [Tom Reynolds] in the St. Helens Newspaper didn’t think the change at number nine was particularly relevant: “I was not impressed by the risk that the Saints’ officials took in giving preference to Taylor, a Featherstone hooker, over Noonan, but as I have seen more cup ties lost through having too much possession rather than too little, it didn’t worry me. He hooked fairly, with a long straight rake, like Jack Pope used to do but he was too late, most of the time”.

Saints went on to win the second leg 21-14 at Knowsley Road, with Dick Noonan restored to the hooking role, although Hunslet won on aggregate. Looking at Featherstone teams from the same era, there is a ‘G’ Taylor, who mostly played in the second row, but also had spells at hooker. Is this our man? If anyone has any further information about this player, we would like to hear from you.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1941~420 0 0 1
TOTALS:0 0 0 1
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
25th Apr 1942 L 9 Hunslet CC2(1) 1941~42 A 3 16 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 1 OTHER 0 = 1
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 0 Subs) = 1
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