John Houghton

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
26-12-1945
N/A
Date unknown.
Blackbrook ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
04-03-1967 v Leeds
Workington Town
1972- Swinton
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1966-1972
54 (16)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
9
17
0
61

BIOGRAPHY

John Houghton was a versatile and talented player who played 54 matches for the Saints from March 1967 to December 1972. He was signed from Blackbrook ARLFC after an impressive performance against York in the Challenge Cup tie which was played at Knowsley Road. John possessed and great side step and was a good reader of the game. Houghton played equally well at stand off or full back. John scored 9 tries for the club including a brace against Workington Town as part of a 31 points to 11 victory. He was also an accurate goalkicker and one of the first to utilise the instep in addressing the ball. In all he kicked 17 goals for the club.

Two of these kicks proved vital in the 1967 Lancashire Cup Final replay against Warrington as the Saints prevailed by 13 points to 10. Twelve months later he collected his second Lancashire Cup winners medal as the Saints, inspired by an electric Frank Wilsn performance, trounced Oldham by 30 points to 2. John also harvested a third winners medal in 1971 as the Saints won their first BBC2 Floodlit Trophy in the tense 8 points to 2 victory over Rochdale Hornets.

John died prematurely in St Helens in September 1991, aged just 45.

Dave Dooley

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1966~67 1 1 0 12
1967~68 0 9 0 10
1968~69 1 0 0 5
1969~70 3 0 0 13
1970~71 0 0 0 1
1971~722 7 0 28
1971-72 1 0 0 1
1972~73 1 0 0 7
TOTALS:9 17 0 77
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1967~68 0001
1972~73 0001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
4th Mar 1967 L 6 Leeds L 1966~67 A 20 26 VIEW
10th Mar 1967 W 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1966~67 H 17 2 VIEW
18th Mar 1967 W 6 Huddersfield L 1966~67 H 11 4 1 VIEW
24th Mar 1967 W 6 Wigan L 1966~67 A 21 7 VIEW
25th Mar 1967 L 6 Whitehaven L 1966~67 A 3 4 VIEW
27th Mar 1967 L 6 Swinton L 1966~67 H 5 12 1 VIEW
7th Apr 1967 W 6 Widnes L 1966~67 H 25 10 VIEW
14th Apr 1967 W 6 Leigh Ch1 1966~67 H 37 12 VIEW
22nd Apr 1967 W 6 Bradford Northern Ch2 1966~67 H 15 8 VIEW
29th Apr 1967 W 3 Castleford ChSF 1966~67 H 14 3 VIEW
6th May 1967 D 14 Wakefield Trinity ChF 1966~67 N 7 7 Y VIEW
10th May 1967 L 14 Wakefield Trinity ChF(rep) 1966~67 N 9 21 Y VIEW
11th Aug 1967 W 6 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup 1967~68 A 9 7 VIEW
28th Aug 1967 W 14 Wakefield Trinity L 1967~68 H 13 11 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1967 W 14 Blackpool Borough L 1967~68 H 17 3 VIEW
22nd Nov 1967 L 14 Wigan FT2 1967~68 H 11 22 Y VIEW
24th Nov 1967 L 6 Salford L 1967~68 H 4 7 2 VIEW
2nd Dec 1967 W 14 Warrington LCF(rep) 1967~68 N 13 10 2 VIEW
16th Dec 1967 W 14 Oldham L 1967~68 H 10 2 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1967 W 1 Wigan L 1967~68 A 16 10 2 VIEW
30th Dec 1967 D 14 Batley L 1967~68 H 9 9 1 VIEW
5th Jan 1968 L 14 Barrow L 1967~68 A 7 17 Y VIEW
15th Jan 1968 W 14 Barrow L 1967~68 H 6 2 Y VIEW
10th Sep 1968 W 6 Barrow FTP(1) 1968~69 H 21 5 1 VIEW
14th Sep 1968 W 14 Leigh L 1968~69 H 27 2 Y VIEW
19th Oct 1968 W 6 Workington Town L 1968~69 A 13 2 VIEW
25th Oct 1968 W 14 Oldham LCF 1968~69 N 30 2 Y VIEW
30th Oct 1968 L 6 Rochdale Hornets L 1968~69 A 2 13 VIEW
23rd Aug 1969 W 6 Workington Town L 1969~70 H 31 11 2 VIEW
29th Aug 1969 W 6 Warrington L 1969~70 A 14 7 VIEW
5th Sep 1969 W 14 Huyton L 1969~70 H 31 0 1 VIEW
13th Sep 1969 W 6 Blackpool Borough L 1969~70 A 35 2 VIEW
27th Sep 1969 W 14 Workington Town L 1969~70 A 17 5 Y VIEW
13th Oct 1969 W 1 Swinton FT1 1969~70 A 17 9 VIEW
8th Nov 1969 L 14 Whitehaven L 1969~70 A 9 10 Y VIEW
10th Nov 1969 W 14 Leigh L 1969~70 H 16 10 Y VIEW
17th Nov 1969 W 14 Barrow L 1969~70 H 31 9 Y VIEW
11th Dec 1969 L 14 Wigan FTSF(rep) 1969~70 H 9 15 Y VIEW
13th Dec 1969 W 14 Blackpool Borough L 1969~70 H 26 9 VIEW
26th Dec 1969 W 14 Wigan L 1969~70 A 53 11 Y VIEW
1st Jan 1970 D 14 Swinton L 1969~70 H 18 18 VIEW
12th Dec 1970 W 1 Castleford L 1970~71 H 9 5 VIEW
27th Aug 1971 W 14 Leigh L 1971~72 A 8 3 VIEW
6th Sep 1971 W 4 New Zealand Tour 1971~72 H 18 8 VIEW
8th Sep 1971 L 4 Castleford L 1971~72 A 13 22 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1971 W 4 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 A 23 12 VIEW
21st Sep 1971 W 14 Swinton FT1 1971~72 A 14 9 VIEW
25th Oct 1971 W 1 Batley L 1971~72 H 35 5 VIEW
30th Oct 1971 W 1 Bramley L 1971-72 H 37 4 1 VIEW
6th Nov 1971 W 1 Dewsbury L 1971~72 A 4 2 VIEW
9th Nov 1971 W 14 Leigh FT2 1971~72 A 13 4 Y VIEW
13th Nov 1971 W 14 Featherstone Rovers JP1 1971~72 H 37 7 VIEW
30th Nov 1971 W 14 Leeds FTSF 1971~72 A 17 0 Y VIEW
4th Dec 1971 W 14 Oldham L 1971~72 A 28 0 VIEW
14th Dec 1971 W 14 Rochdale Hornets FTF 1971~72 H 8 2 Y VIEW
1st Jan 1972 W 4 Widnes L 1971~72 H 33 5 VIEW
8th Jan 1972 W 14 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 H 18 12 Y VIEW
15th Jan 1972 W 14 Keighley L 1971~72 A 24 4 VIEW
12th Feb 1972 W 4 Leigh L 1971~72 H 20 7 VIEW
26th Feb 1972 L 14 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 A 2 5 Y VIEW
11th Mar 1972 W 4 Huddersfield L 1971~72 H 27 0 VIEW
14th Mar 1972 W 14 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 H 29 2 VIEW
24th Mar 1972 W 14 Salford L 1971~72 A 7 0 Y VIEW
27th Mar 1972 W 14 Halifax L 1971~72 A 19 5 VIEW
31st Mar 1972 W 14 Wigan L 1971~72 H 21 4 Y VIEW
6th Apr 1972 W 1 Workington Town L 1971~72 A 19 10 VIEW
8th Apr 1972 W 1 Hull L 1971~72 A 17 7 4 VIEW
16th Apr 1972 W 1 Batley L 1971~72 A 14 7 3 VIEW
19th Apr 1972 W 14 Warrington CCSF(rep) 1971~72 N 10 6 Y VIEW
22nd Apr 1972 W 1 Hull K.R. Ch1 1971~72 H 25 5 1 VIEW
28th Apr 1972 W 3 Rochdale Hornets Ch2 1971~72 H 17 5 VIEW
11th Aug 1972 D 1 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup 1972~73 A 12 12 VIEW
20th Aug 1972 W 1 Rochdale Hornets L 1972~73 A 21 3 VIEW
22nd Aug 1972 W 1 Warrington L 1972~73 H 15 11 VIEW
25th Aug 1972 W 1 Huyton L 1972~73 H 41 2 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1972 L 14 Workington Town L 1972~73 A 4 12 Y VIEW
1st Dec 1972 W 14 Oldham L 1972~73 H 24 10 VIEW
9th Dec 1972 W 14 Widnes JP3 1972~73 H 10 3 Y VIEW
15th Dec 1972 L 6 Workington Town L 1972~73 H 12 14 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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