Ken Kelly

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
07-09-1952
N/A
24-09-1968
St.Helens Juniors
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
22-11-1969 v Oldham
Swinton
1973- Bradford Northern
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1969-1972
87 (12)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
49
1
0
149

BIOGRAPHY

This local product was one of the brightest prospects of the seventies at Knowsley Road. He was a very smart player and possessed an excellent ability to read the game. Consequently he was a great support player. After a couple of appearances in the 1969 to 1970 season, Ken blazed an incredible trail during September 1970. In just three matches he scored eight matches including two hat tricks against Hull and Hull KR. This headline grasping run came to a sad end in October 1970 when an unsavoury tackle left Ken with a broken jaw and out of the game for six months.

However like all good players he bounced back to the top. He played in the 1971 Championship Final when the Saints defeated Wigan in the Bandit Benyon finale. More honours came the way of Ken as the Saints collected the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy in a gutsy performance against Rochdale Hornets. The Challenge Cup Final of 1972 saw Ken collect a winners medal in a pulsating Final against Leeds. This rich vein of form led Ken to be selected for two Great Britain tests against France in 1972.

Ken scored a total of 49 tries for the Saints including a rare four try haul against Doncaster and another hat trick against Huyton. He left for Bradford Northern in 1973 and then onto Warrington where he gained further international honours with Great Britain.

Dave Dooley

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1969~70 0 0 0 2
1970~7113 0 0 15
1971~72 18 1 0 49
1971-72 1 0 0 1
1972~73 17 0 0 22
TOTALS:49 1 0 89
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
22nd Nov 1969
W
14 Oldham L 1969~70 H 41 10 VIEW
23rd Mar 1970
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1969~70 A 10 0 VIEW
12th Sep 1970
W
7 Huddersfield L 1970~71 H 39 0 2 VIEW
22nd Sep 1970
W
7 Hull L 1970~71 H 30 9 3 VIEW
26th Sep 1970
W
7 Hull K.R. L 1970~71 H 38 3 3 VIEW
29th Sep 1970
W
7 Castleford FT1 1970~71 H 14 7 VIEW
3rd Oct 1970
W
7 Featherstone Rovers L 1970~71 A 27 18 2 VIEW
7th Oct 1970
W
7 Warrington L 1970~71 A 12 4 VIEW
2nd Apr 1971
W
14 Widnes L 1970~71 A 8 5 Y VIEW
9th Apr 1971
W
14 Wigan L 1970~71 A 9 6 Y VIEW
10th Apr 1971
W
7 Batley L 1970~71 A 27 4 2 VIEW
12th Apr 1971
W
14 Widnes L 1970~71 H 14 5 VIEW
17th Apr 1971
W
14 Huddersfield L 1970~71 A 11 8 VIEW
24th Apr 1971
W
14 Huddersfield Ch1 1970~71 H 28 5 VIEW
30th Apr 1971
W
14 Hull Ch2 1970~71 H 30 5 1 VIEW
7th May 1971
W
14 Leeds ChSF 1970~71 H 22 7 VIEW
22nd May 1971
W
14 Wigan ChF 1970~71 N 16 12 VIEW
6th Aug 1971
W
14 Leigh LC1 1971~72 H 11 10 VIEW
12th Aug 1971
W
6 Warrington LC2 1971~72 H 23 6 VIEW
14th Aug 1971
W
6 Leigh CS 1971~72 H 11 4 1 VIEW
17th Aug 1971
L
6 Widnes LCSF 1971~72 H 10 12 VIEW
21st Aug 1971
W
14 Hull L 1971~72 H 30 14 VIEW
24th Aug 1971
L
14 Leeds L 1971~72 A 13 20 VIEW
27th Aug 1971
W
6 Leigh L 1971~72 A 8 3 1 VIEW
30th Aug 1971
W
6 Workington Town L 1971~72 H 21 14 VIEW
4th Sep 1971
W
7 Keighley L 1971~72 H 30 19 1 VIEW
6th Sep 1971
W
14 New Zealand Tour 1971~72 H 18 8 VIEW
8th Sep 1971
L
6 Castleford L 1971~72 A 13 22 2 VIEW
11th Sep 1971
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 A 23 12 1 VIEW
18th Sep 1971
W
6 Halifax L 1971~72 H 14 10 VIEW
21st Sep 1971
W
7 Swinton FT1 1971~72 A 14 9 VIEW
2nd Oct 1971
W
6 Salford L 1971~72 H 23 12 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1971
L
6 Bramley L 1971~72 A 10 15 VIEW
18th Oct 1971
W
6 Oldham L 1971~72 H 50 2 2 VIEW
23rd Oct 1971
L
6 Huddersfield L 1971~72 A 15 17 VIEW
30th Oct 1971
W
6 Bramley L 1971-72 H 37 4 1 VIEW
9th Nov 1971
W
6 Leigh FT2 1971~72 A 13 4 1 VIEW
13th Nov 1971
W
6 Featherstone Rovers JP1 1971~72 H 37 7 2 VIEW
20th Nov 1971
W
6 Castleford L 1971~72 H 14 2 2 VIEW
27th Nov 1971
W
6 Whitehaven JP2 1971~72 A 12 0 VIEW
30th Nov 1971
W
6 Leeds FTSF 1971~72 A 17 0 VIEW
4th Dec 1971
W
6 Oldham L 1971~72 A 28 0 1 VIEW
11th Dec 1971
W
6 Hull JP3 1971~72 H 33 5 VIEW
14th Dec 1971
W
6 Rochdale Hornets FTF 1971~72 H 8 2 VIEW
18th Dec 1971
L
6 Wakefield Trinity JPSF 1971~72 A 9 14 VIEW
27th Dec 1971
L
6 Wigan L 1971~72 A 3 8 VIEW
1st Jan 1972
W
7 Widnes L 1971~72 H 33 5 VIEW
8th Jan 1972
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L 1971~72 H 18 12 VIEW
15th Jan 1972
W
6 Keighley L 1971~72 A 24 4 1 VIEW
22nd Jan 1972
D
6 Leeds L 1971~72 H 15 15 VIEW
29th Jan 1972
W
6 Oldham CC1 1971~72 A 8 6 VIEW
19th Feb 1972
W
6 Huddersfield CC2 1971~72 H 32 9 1 VIEW
26th Feb 1972
L
6 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 A 2 5 VIEW
4th Mar 1972
W
6 York CC3 1971~72 A 32 5 1 VIEW
14th Mar 1972
W
7 Hull K.R. L 1971~72 H 29 2 VIEW
18th Mar 1972
W
14 Dewsbury L 1971~72 H 16 14 VIEW
24th Mar 1972
W
6 Salford L 1971~72 A 7 0 VIEW
27th Mar 1972
W
6 Halifax L 1971~72 A 19 5 VIEW
31st Mar 1972
W
6 Wigan L 1971~72 H 21 4 VIEW
3rd Apr 1972
L
7 Widnes L 1971~72 A 9 19 VIEW
8th Apr 1972
W
6 Hull L 1971~72 A 17 7 VIEW
15th Apr 1972
D
6 Warrington CCSF 1971~72 N 10 10 VIEW
19th Apr 1972
W
6 Warrington CCSF(rep) 1971~72 N 10 6 VIEW
22nd Apr 1972
W
6 Hull K.R. Ch1 1971~72 H 25 5 VIEW
4th May 1972
W
6 Bradford Northern ChSF 1971~72 A 14 10 1 VIEW
13th May 1972
W
6 Leeds CCF 1971~72 N 16 13 VIEW
20th May 1972
L
6 Leeds ChF 1971~72 N 5 9 VIEW
20th Aug 1972
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L 1972~73 A 21 3 VIEW
22nd Aug 1972
W
6 Warrington L 1972~73 H 15 11 1 VIEW
25th Aug 1972
W
6 Huyton L 1972~73 H 41 2 1 VIEW
28th Aug 1972
W
6 Huyton L 1972~73 A 47 6 3 VIEW
8th Sep 1972
W
6 Leigh L 1972~73 H 9 2 VIEW
13th Sep 1972
L
6 Widnes LC2 1972~73 A 2 13 VIEW
17th Sep 1972
L
6 Featherstone Rovers L 1972~73 A 14 19 1 VIEW
23rd Sep 1972
W
6 Halifax JP1 1972~73 A 22 20 2 VIEW
7th Oct 1972
D
6 Oldham L 1972~73 A 12 12 VIEW
10th Oct 1972
L
6 Leeds FT1 1972~73 H 6 14 VIEW
24th Dec 1972
W
7 Blackpool Borough L 1972~73 A 33 14 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1973
W
7 Widnes L 1972~73 A 22 10 VIEW
13th Jan 1973
L
7 Leeds JPSF 1972~73 A 0 19 VIEW
20th Jan 1973
W
7 Leeds L 1972~73 A 5 2 VIEW
26th Jan 1973
W
7 Doncaster CC1 1972~73 H 41 0 4 VIEW
30th Jan 1973
W
7 Rochdale Hornets L 1972~73 H 22 7 2 VIEW
2nd Feb 1973
W
6 Barrow L 1972~73 H 33 2 1 VIEW
11th Feb 1973
L
7 Warrington L 1972~73 A 11 13 VIEW
18th Feb 1973
L
6 Wigan CC2 1972~73 A 2 15 VIEW
23rd Feb 1973
L
6 Salford L 1972~73 A 10 15 VIEW
2nd Mar 1973
W
6 Blackpool Borough L 1972~73 H 29 0 1 VIEW
7th Mar 1973
L
6 Swinton L 1972~73 A 7 11 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 68 | LOSSES : 18 | DRAWS : 3

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