David Eckersley

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
10-10-1948
N/A
27-09-1972
Leigh
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
29-09-1972 v Swinton
Bradford Northern
1976- Widnes
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1972-1975
124 (3)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
60
5
0
190

Biography of David Eckersley



HERITAGE NO : 888
This marvellous footballer was a key part of the team which lifted the Championship trophy in 1975. David also won two BBC Floodlit Trophy medals with the Saints. He came to prominence after scoring a crucial try for Leigh when they defeated Leeds in the 1971 Challenge Cup Final.

David was equally at home at full back or wearing the number six jersey. He scored a very creditable 60 tries for the Saints, many emanating from his classic support play. This haul included no fewer than 12 braces. David even scored a couple of tries on his debut, a sign of things to come. He even kicked five goals for the club.

David became an international for England and Great Britain whilst playing at Knowlsey Road. He played in the 1975 World Cup competition for England.

David continued his playing career at Widnes. Later he had a spell with Cronulla in 1977 and completed his playing days with the Fulham side.

Later David returned down under to live in Sydney.

Dave Dooley


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1972~73 19 2 0 37
1973~74 26 0 0 45
1974~75 3 0 0 22
1975~76 12 3 0 20
TOTALS:60 5 0 124
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1973~74 2101
1975~760001
TOTALS:2102

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
29th Sep 1972 1
W
6 Swinton L H 33 12 2 VIEW
7th Oct 1972 2
D
1 Oldham L A 12 12 VIEW
10th Oct 1972 3
L
1 Leeds FT1 H 6 14 VIEW
13th Oct 1972 4
W
6 Bradford Northern L H 22 8 2 1 VIEW
22nd Oct 1972 5
W
6 Dewsbury L A 17 12 1 VIEW
27th Oct 1972 6
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L H 33 8 1 VIEW
3rd Nov 1972 7
W
6 Dewsbury L H 12 7 VIEW
15th Nov 1972 8
L
6 Australia Tour H 9 24 VIEW
19th Nov 1972 9
L
6 Workington Town L A 4 12 VIEW
24th Nov 1972 10
W
6 Featherstone Rovers JP2 H 24 8 1 VIEW
1st Dec 1972 11
W
6 Oldham L H 24 10 VIEW
9th Dec 1972 12
W
6 Widnes JP3 H 10 3 VIEW
24th Dec 1972 13
W
6 Blackpool Borough L A 33 14 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1972 14
D
6 Wigan L H 15 15 VIEW
1st Jan 1973 15
W
6 Widnes L A 22 10 2 VIEW
13th Jan 1973 16
L
6 Leeds JPSF A 0 19 VIEW
20th Jan 1973 17
W
6 Leeds L A 5 2 VIEW
26th Jan 1973 18
W
6 Doncaster CC1 H 41 0 VIEW
30th Jan 1973 19
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 22 7 VIEW
2nd Feb 1973 20
W
4 Barrow L H 33 2 2 VIEW
11th Feb 1973 21
L
6 Warrington L A 11 13 VIEW
18th Feb 1973 22
L
4 Wigan CC2 A 2 15 VIEW
23rd Feb 1973 23
L
4 Salford L A 10 15 1 VIEW
2nd Mar 1973 24
W
4 Blackpool Borough L H 29 0 2 VIEW
7th Mar 1973 25
L
4 Swinton L A 7 11 VIEW
11th Mar 1973 26
L
6 Whitehaven L A 7 9 VIEW
16th Mar 1973 27
W
6 Salford L H 21 4 VIEW
25th Mar 1973 28
W
6 Leigh L A 11 7 VIEW
27th Mar 1973 29
W
6 Leeds L H 19 12 1 VIEW
30th Mar 1973 30
W
6 Whitehaven L H 15 9 1 VIEW
6th Apr 1973 31
W
6 Barrow L A 6 5 VIEW
17th Apr 1973 32
W
4 Bradford Northern L A 24 8 1 VIEW
20th Apr 1973 33
L
4 Wigan L A 2 12 VIEW
23rd Apr 1973 34
W
6 Widnes L H 15 5 VIEW
27th Apr 1973 35
W
4 Leigh Ch1 H 29 14 1 VIEW
2nd May 1973 36
W
6 Wakefield Trinity Ch2 H 28 0 VIEW
6th May 1973 37
L
6 Leeds ChSF A 2 7 VIEW
10th Aug 1973 --
L
6 Salford * Fr Gallie Cup H 15 18 2 1 VIEW
17th Aug 1973 38
W
6 Whitehaven L H 26 19 1 VIEW
20th Aug 1973 39
W
6 Barrow FTP(1) A 12 6 1 VIEW
24th Aug 1973 40
W
6 Leigh L A 23 2 VIEW
27th Aug 1973 41
W
6 Barrow FTP(2) H 20 8 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1973 42
L
6 Workington Town LC1 A 5 11 1 VIEW
15th Sep 1973 43
W
6 Featherstone Rovers JP1 H 34 16 VIEW
21st Sep 1973 44
W
6 Whitehaven L A 26 7 1 VIEW
30th Sep 1973 45
W
6 Dewsbury L A 21 8 1 VIEW
5th Oct 1973 46
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 39 15 2 VIEW
13th Oct 1973 47
L
6 Leeds L A 15 20 VIEW
16th Oct 1973 48
W
6 Whitehaven FT1 H 35 5 2 VIEW
19th Oct 1973 49
W
6 Warrington L H 24 6 2 VIEW
28th Oct 1973 50
W
6 Castleford L A 17 7 VIEW
6th Nov 1973 51
W
6 Rochdale Hornets FT2 H 15 7 VIEW
11th Nov 1973 52
W
6 Warrington L A 11 5 1 VIEW
13th Nov 1973 53
W
6 Australia Tour H 11 7 VIEW
25th Nov 1973 54
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 14 9 VIEW
4th Dec 1973 55
L
6 Bramley FTSF A 12 13 VIEW
8th Dec 1973 56
L
6 Oldham L A 11 12 1 VIEW
16th Dec 1973 57
W
6 Whitehaven JP2 H 28 2 2 VIEW
22nd Dec 1973 58
L
6 Featherstone Rovers L A 8 13 VIEW
26th Dec 1973 59
W
6 Wigan L A 20 10 1 VIEW
29th Dec 1973 60
D
6 Wakefield Trinity JP3 A 18 18 1 VIEW
6th Jan 1974 61
W
6 Wakefield Trinity JP3 (rep) H 16 10 VIEW
12th Jan 1974 62
L
6 Warrington JPSF A 9 20 VIEW
20th Jan 1974 63
L
1 Rochdale Hornets L A 7 11 VIEW
27th Jan 1974 64
W
1 Salford L A 12 11 VIEW
3rd Feb 1974 65
W
1 Keighley CC1 H 27 5 2 VIEW
10th Feb 1974 66
W
1 Featherstone Rovers L H 8 0 1 VIEW
17th Feb 1974 67
W
1 Rochdale Hornets L H 38 5 VIEW
24th Feb 1974 68
W
1 Bramley CC2 H 10 5 1 VIEW
3rd Mar 1974 69
W
1 Castleford L H 25 5 VIEW
10th Mar 1974 70
L
1 Leigh CC3 A 5 11 VIEW
16th Mar 1974 71
W
1 Bramley L A 20 4 VIEW
19th Mar 1974 72
D
1 Salford L H 19 19 VIEW
26th Mar 1974 73
L
1 Widnes L H 0 5 VIEW
31st Mar 1974 74
W
6 Oldham L H 33 12 1 VIEW
5th Apr 1974 75
W
6 Leeds L H 17 5 VIEW
10th Apr 1974 76
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L A 15 2 VIEW
12th Apr 1974 77
D
6 Wigan L H 9 9 1 VIEW
15th Apr 1974 78
L
6 Widnes L A 9 12 VIEW
17th Apr 1974 79
W
6 Bramley L H 19 13 1 VIEW
28th Apr 1974 80
W
6 Castleford MCC2 H 25 9 1 VIEW
3rd May 1974 81
W
6 Leeds MCCSF A 23 10 VIEW
18th May 1974 82
L
6 Warrington MCCF N 12 13 VIEW
25th Oct 1974 83
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 23 5 VIEW
12th Nov 1974 84
L
14 Salford FT2 H 7 11 VIEW
15th Nov 1974 85
W
6 Bramley L H 12 10 VIEW
24th Nov 1974 86
L
14 Wakefield Trinity L A 5 13 VIEW
29th Nov 1974 87
W
6 Castleford L H 17 5 VIEW
15th Dec 1974 88
W
6 Warrington L H 20 2 1 VIEW
21st Dec 1974 89
D
6 Castleford L A 10 10 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1974 90
W
6 Wigan L H 20 7 VIEW
29th Dec 1974 91
W
6 Salford L A 14 0 VIEW
12th Jan 1975 92
W
6 Keighley L A 13 5 VIEW
25th Jan 1975 93
L
6 Leeds L A 10 11 VIEW
2nd Feb 1975 94
W
6 Salford L H 18 5 VIEW
8th Feb 1975 95
W
6 Bramley CC1 A 30 5 1 VIEW
12th Feb 1975 96
W
6 Bradford Northern L H 20 11 VIEW
22nd Feb 1975 97
L
6 Wakefield Trinity CC2 A 9 13 VIEW
7th Mar 1975 98
L
6 Featherstone Rovers L H 8 12 VIEW
11th Mar 1975 99
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 16 6 VIEW
14th Mar 1975 100
W
1 Rochdale Hornets L A 4 2 VIEW
23rd Mar 1975 101
W
6 Bradford Northern L A 26 15 VIEW
28th Mar 1975 102
W
6 Wigan L A 21 2 VIEW
6th Apr 1975 103
W
3 York L A 10 9 VIEW
15th Apr 1975 104
W
6 Dewsbury L H 36 14 VIEW
8th Aug 1975 --
L
6 Salford* Fr Gallie Cup A 15 17 VIEW
17th Aug 1975 105
W
6 Swinton L A 10 8 VIEW
22nd Aug 1975 106
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L H 17 3 1 VIEW
31st Aug 1975 107
W
7 Oldham LC1 A 19 17 VIEW
6th Sep 1975 108
W
6 Huddersfield L A 22 21 3 VIEW
14th Sep 1975 109
W
6 Swinton LC2 A 17 2 VIEW
16th Sep 1975 110
W
6 Leeds L H 24 2 2 VIEW
23rd Sep 1975 111
L
6 Salford LCSF H 8 21 VIEW
28th Sep 1975 112
W
6 Blackpool Borough JP1 A 36 11 1 VIEW
5th Oct 1975 113
L
6 Featherstone Rovers L A 15 29 3 VIEW
8th Oct 1975 114
W
4 Rochdale Hornets FTP A 15 7 VIEW
9th Nov 1975 115
W
6 Batley JP2 H 47 9 1 VIEW
16th Nov 1975 116
W
6 Castleford L H 22 9 VIEW
18th Nov 1975 117
W
6 Hull FT2 H 36 13 1 VIEW
22nd Nov 1975 118
L
6 Hull JP3 A 8 9 VIEW
30th Nov 1975 119
W
6 Huddersfield L H 47 3 2 VIEW
2nd Dec 1975 120
W
6 Barrow FTSF H 11 9 1 VIEW
14th Dec 1975 --NPS
W
14 Oldham L AB A 15 3 VIEW
16th Dec 1975 --NPS
W
14 Dewsbury FTF H 22 2 VIEW
26th Dec 1975 121
D
6 Wigan L A 12 12 VIEW
28th Dec 1975 122
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 18 4 VIEW
1st Jan 1976 123
W
14 Widnes L H 12 4 VIEW
11th Jan 1976 124
W
3 Bradford Northern L H 19 7 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 89 | LOSSES : 32 | DRAWS : 7

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