Peter Gartland

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
17-07-1946
N/A
21-10-1963
Junior Leagues
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
20-03-1965 v Wakefield Trinity
Widnes
1969- Rochdale Hornets
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1964-1969
24 (2)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
2
0
10

BIOGRAPHY

Peter Gartland by SHS

A signing from the Blackbrook amateur club on 21st October 1963, Peter was a durable scrum-half who generally played in the A Team at Knowsley Road, but was good enough to play in 22 matches in the First Team in his five-year spell at Knowsley Road. Peter made his debut at Wakefield Trinity on 23rd March 1965, with Alex Murphy as his stand-off! Saints lost 4-5 and Peter’s best run in the First Team was in the 1967-68 season, when he played in 11 matches, some at stand-off.

A real St.Helens stalwart, his last match for the club was against Widnes at Naughton Park. Alan Whittle was his stand-off. Saints lost 9-17 and Peter was to follow his former team-mate Frank Myler to Rochdale Hornets in August 1971 for a £300 transfer fee. Looking at some of the half-backs around at Knowsley Road during Peter’s time at the club is an interesting exercise. Names like Wilf Smith, Murphy, Ian Jones, Tommy Bishop, Bob Prosser, Rhodes, Whittle, Jeff Heaton and Ken Kelly were some of the main contenders for places during those five years.

Peter later returned to Knowsley Road as Assistant Coach to Billy Benyon, when the Saints won the Lancashire Cup and Premiership Trophy – the famous ‘Meninga’ season.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1964~650 0 0 1
1966~67 0 1 0 11
1967~681 0 0 15
1968~69 0 1 0 2
1969~70 1 0 0 6
TOTALS:2 2 0 35
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1967~68 0001
1969~701001
TOTALS:1002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
20th Mar 1965
L
7 Wakefield Trinity L 1964~65 A 4 5 VIEW
30th Sep 1966
W
14 Whitehaven L 1966~67 H 35 12 Y VIEW
17th Dec 1966
W
7 Workington Town L 1966~67 A 16 9 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1966
W
14 Warrington L 1966~67 A 9 8 VIEW
2nd Jan 1967
D
7 Swinton L 1966~67 A 9 9 VIEW
18th Mar 1967
W
14 Huddersfield L 1966~67 H 11 4 Y VIEW
24th Mar 1967
W
14 Wigan L 1966~67 A 21 7 Y VIEW
25th Mar 1967
L
7 Whitehaven L 1966~67 A 3 4 VIEW
27th Mar 1967
L
14 Swinton L 1966~67 H 5 12 Y VIEW
7th Apr 1967
W
14 Widnes L 1966~67 H 25 10 Y VIEW
22nd Apr 1967
W
14 Bradford Northern Ch2 1966~67 H 15 8 VIEW
29th Apr 1967
W
14 Castleford ChSF 1966~67 H 14 3 Y VIEW
11th Aug 1967
W
7 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1967~68 A 9 7 VIEW
18th Aug 1967
W
6 Rochdale Hornets LC1 1967~68 H 7 4 VIEW
23rd Aug 1967
W
6 Leeds L 1967~68 A 13 12 VIEW
26th Aug 1967
W
6 Hull K.R. L 1967~68 H 13 8 VIEW
28th Aug 1967
W
7 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 H 13 11 VIEW
1st Sep 1967
W
14 Salford L 1967~68 A 15 3 Y VIEW
19th Sep 1967
W
6 Swinton LCSF 1967~68 A 12 8 VIEW
27th Sep 1967
W
7 Warrington L 1967~68 H 17 12 VIEW
7th Oct 1967
D
14 Warrington LCF 1967~68 N 2 2 Y VIEW
24th Oct 1967
W
6 Australia Tour 1967~68 H 8 4 VIEW
27th Oct 1967
W
14 Rochdale Hornets L 1967~68 H 14 7 VIEW
7th Nov 1967
W
6 Oldham FT1 1967~68 H 14 0 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1967
W
6 Blackpool Borough L 1967~68 H 17 3 VIEW
18th Nov 1967
W
14 Leigh L 1967~68 A 7 4 Y VIEW
24th Nov 1967
L
7 Salford L 1967~68 H 4 7 VIEW
19th Mar 1968
L
7 Leeds L 1967~68 H 4 12 VIEW
19th Oct 1968
W
7 Workington Town L 1968~69 A 13 2 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1969
W
14 Oldham L 1968~69 A 17 2 Y VIEW
9th Aug 1969
W
7 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup 1969~70 A 32 4 1 VIEW
16th Aug 1969
W
7 Castleford L 1969~70 H 27 3 1 VIEW
20th Aug 1969
L
7 Widnes L 1969~70 A 5 17 VIEW
1st Sep 1969
W
7 Maryport LC1 1969~70 H 58 5 VIEW
10th Sep 1969
L
7 Castleford L 1969~70 A 3 9 VIEW
13th Sep 1969
W
7 Blackpool Borough L 1969~70 A 35 2 VIEW
29th Sep 1969
L
7 Widnes LC2 1969~70 A 14 22 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 27 | LOSSES : 8 | DRAWS : 2

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