Sean Day

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
20-11-1960
N/A
01-09-1984
Culcheth ARLFC
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
02-09-1984 v Featherstone Rovers
Wigan
1986- Runcorn Highfield (loan)
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1984-1985
47 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
14
191
0
438

BIOGRAPHY

Sean Day by Alex Service

Eyebrows were raised when Saints signed Sean Day at the start of the 1984-85 season. It was a time when the re-building of the early 1980s was beginning to bear fruit. Local lads like Andy Platt, Chris Arkwright, Steve Peters, Neil Holding and Harry Pinner, plus Australians Phil Veivers and Mal Meninga, made the Saints a team capable of challenging for major honours. They proved to be one of the strongest sides in the competition, finishing second in the league and winning the Lancashire Cup and Premiership finals. The Saints were a supreme attacking team during 1984-85 scoring a record 1,267 points in all matches, including Division One records of 156 league tries and 920 points.

Yet what about Sean Day? The winger proved to be more than an integral part of his teamís success, with a magnificent total of 157 goals from all matches. Not only did he top the kicking charts, but also the points-scoring charts, with 362, which also included 12 tries. Diminutive in stature, with his socks rolled down to his ankles, he had a metronomic kicking action, akin to Frano Botica of later years.

In the Lancashire Cup final against Wigan at Central Park he scored five goals and a try. One penalty goal in particular did much to thwart a Wigan fight-back which was gaining momentum. He suffered from injury towards the end of the campaign but played in the Premiership final even though he was carrying a knock.

Just like Peter Fearis in 1958-59 it was to be his one season of glory. Injuries took their toll and he later played for Runcorn for a spell. Yet he will be forever remembered for his terrific contribution to a fabulous season in the mid-1980s. Sean Day was most definitely a man for the occasion.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1984~85 12 157 0 36
1985~862 34 0 11
TOTALS:14 191 0 47
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1984~85 31406
1985~86 0301
TOTALS:31707

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
29th Jul 1984 L 5 Barrow * Fr Benefit 1984~85 A 10 19 VIEW
19th Aug 1984 W 5 Mansfield Marksmen * Fr Testimonial 1984~85 H 84 12 3 VIEW
26th Aug 1984 W 5 Oldham* Fr Ward Cup 1984~85 H 38 4 5 VIEW
2nd Sep 1984 W 5 Featherstone Rovers L 1984~85 H 25 10 3 VIEW
9th Sep 1984 W 5 Leeds L 1984~85 A 21 2 4 VIEW
14th Sep 1984 W 5 Runcorn Highfield LC1 1984~85 H 58 14 9 VIEW
23rd Sep 1984 L 5 Hull K.R. L 1984~85 A 6 32 1 VIEW
26th Sep 1984 W 5 Barrow LC2 1984~85 A 26 10 4 VIEW
30th Sep 1984 L 5 Bradford Northern L 1984~85 A 10 30 1 1 VIEW
7th Oct 1984 W 5 Castleford L 1984~85 H 30 16 1 1 VIEW
10th Oct 1984 W 5 Leigh LCSF 1984~85 H 31 10 1 VIEW
14th Oct 1984 W 5 Hunslet L 1984~85 A 32 14 1 6 VIEW
17th Oct 1984 W 5 Halifax L 1984~85 H 42 14 2 7 VIEW
21st Oct 1984 W 5 Oldham L 1984~85 H 32 5 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1984 W 5 Wigan LCF 1984~85 A 26 18 1 5 VIEW
4th Nov 1984 W 5 Warrington L 1984~85 A 20 14 5 VIEW
11th Nov 1984 W 5 Barrow L 1984~85 H 59 2 7 VIEW
18th Nov 1984 W 5 Keighley JP1 1984~85 H 60 8 10 VIEW
25th Nov 1984 W 5 Bradford Northern L 1984~85 H 28 6 4 VIEW
2nd Dec 1984 D 5 Bradford Northern JP2 1984~85 A 12 12 2 VIEW
5th Dec 1984 W 5 Bradford Northern JP2 (rep) 1984~85 H 24 10 1 4 VIEW
9th Dec 1984 W 5 Leeds L 1984~85 H 48 16 6 VIEW
22nd Dec 1984 L 5 Halifax JP3 1984~85 H 8 14 1 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1984 L 5 Wigan L 1984~85 H 22 30 3 VIEW
30th Jan 1985 L 5 Castleford L 1984~85 A 12 30 2 VIEW
3rd Feb 1985 W 5 Leigh L 1984~85 H 56 16 1 10 VIEW
21st Feb 1985 L 5 Hull K.R. CC1 1984~85 H 3 8 1 VIEW
24th Feb 1985 W 5 Barrow L 1984~85 A 31 16 1 3 VIEW
27th Feb 1985 L 5 Hull L 1984~85 A 24 46 4 VIEW
22nd Mar 1985 W 5 Hull L 1984~85 H 47 18 2 5 VIEW
31st Mar 1985 W 5 Warrington L 1984~85 H 30 28 5 VIEW
5th Apr 1985 W 5 Wigan L 1984~85 A 30 19 5 VIEW
8th Apr 1985 W 5 Widnes L 1984~85 H 28 22 4 VIEW
14th Apr 1985 W 5 Hull K.R. L 1984~85 H 30 14 5 VIEW
17th Apr 1985 W 5 Hunslet L 1984~85 H 68 7 10 VIEW
19th Apr 1985 W 5 Workington Town L 1984~85 A 42 13 7 VIEW
21st Apr 1985 L 5 Leigh L 1984~85 A 26 30 5 VIEW
27th Apr 1985 W 5 Widnes PT1 1984~85 H 26 2 1 VIEW
11th May 1985 W 5 Hull K.R. PTF 1984~85 N 36 16 4 VIEW
26th May 1985 L 5 Canterbury* Fr Tour 1984~85 C 24 30 4 VIEW
29th May 1985 L 5 Waikato* Fr Tour 1984~85 H 24 34 2 VIEW
2nd Jun 1985 L 5 Manukau * Fr Tour 1984~85 A 10 26 3 VIEW
25th Aug 1985 D 5 Oldham * Fr Ward Cup 1985~86 A 18 18 3 VIEW
30th Aug 1985 W 5 Swinton L 1985~86 A 32 14 6 VIEW
4th Sep 1985 W 5 Warrington L 1985~86 H 12 6 2 VIEW
8th Sep 1985 W 5 York L 1985~86 H 30 8 5 VIEW
15th Sep 1985 W 5 Carlisle LC1 1985~86 H 72 8 1 4 VIEW
22nd Sep 1985 L 5 Leeds L 1985~86 A 8 21 2 VIEW
25th Sep 1985 W 5 Whitehaven LC2 1985~86 H 26 8 1 5 VIEW
29th Sep 1985 L 5 Hull L 1985~86 H 22 35 5 VIEW
2nd Oct 1985 L 5 Wigan LCSF 1985~86 A 2 30 1 VIEW
19th Jan 1986 L 5 Bradford Northern L 1985~86 H 8 18 VIEW
2nd Mar 1986 W 5 Halifax L 1985~86 H 22 10 3 VIEW
8th Mar 1986 L 5 Wigan CC2 1985~86 A 14 24 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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