Bob Montford

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
22-05-1911
N/A
Date unknown.
Leigh Guest
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
12-12-1942 v Dewsbury
Huddersfield
1944- Leigh Guest
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1942-1943
19 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
0
0
0
0

BIOGRAPHY

Bob Montford by Alex Service

A typical front-rower of the old school, Bob began his career with Leigh St. Josephs and from 1932-1949 played over 200 games for his home town club, Leigh. He scored 4 tries and also kicked 8 goals for good measure. The Leigh club disbanded as a result of the Second World War and this is the main reason why Bob became a Saint, albeit on an impermanent basis. He made his debut at Dewsbury on 12th December 1942, against Eddie Waring’s All Star team. The Yorkshiremen won 19-7. The front row was Porky Davies, Frank Phillips and Bob Montford.

Bob made 19 appearances for the Knowsley Road outfit, his last at Huddersfield on 4th March 1944. The names in the front row were the same as for his debut. Saints lost the match 6-19. He worked as a Collier and in 1939 he was living in Briggs Street, Leigh. He died in his hometown in September 1975, aged 64.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1942~43 0 0 0 9
1943~44 0 0 0 10
TOTALS:0 0 0 19
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
12th Dec 1942 L 10 Dewsbury WEL 1942~43 A 7 19 VIEW
25th Dec 1942 L 8 Wigan WEL 1942~43 A 3 10 VIEW
27th Feb 1943 L 10 Oldham WEL 1942~43 A 6 12 VIEW
6th Mar 1943 W 8 Oldham WEL 1942~43 H 12 11 VIEW
13th Mar 1943 W 10 Barrow CC1(1) 1942~43 H 13 2 VIEW
20th Mar 1943 L 10 Barrow CC1(2) 1942~43 A 0 4 VIEW
27th Mar 1943 L 10 Oldham CC2(1) 1942~43 A 12 17 VIEW
3rd Apr 1943 L 10 Oldham CC2(2) 1942~43 H 5 20 VIEW
17th Apr 1943 L 10 Featherstone Rovers WEL 1942~43 A 3 9 VIEW
4th Sep 1943 L 10 Keighley WEL 1943~44 H 17 23 VIEW
11th Sep 1943 L 10 Leeds WEL 1943~44 H 5 28 VIEW
9th Oct 1943 L 10 Oldham WEL 1943~44 H 2 11 VIEW
16th Oct 1943 L 10 Wigan YC1(1) 1943~44 H 9 14 VIEW
23rd Oct 1943 L 10 Wigan YC1(2) 1943~44 A 10 20 VIEW
30th Oct 1943 L 10 Oldham WEL 1943~44 A 8 10 VIEW
6th Nov 1943 L 10 Batley WEL 1943~44 A 8 16 VIEW
13th Nov 1943 L 10 Leeds WEL 1943~44 A 0 36 VIEW
20th Nov 1943 L 10 Dewsbury WEL 1943~44 H 3 13 VIEW
4th Mar 1944 L 10 Huddersfield WEL 1943~44 H 6 19 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.

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