Harold Forsyth

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
19-02-1913
N/A
31-12-1936
Unknown.
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
18-02-1937 v Hull K.R.
Widnes
1945- Liverpool Stanley
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1936-1945
31 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
6
0
0
18

BIOGRAPHY



HERITAGE NO : 460
Harold Forsyth by SHS

Harold made his debut on 2nd February 1937 as a centre, with Ossie Jones outside him, as Saints overcame Hull KR 9-2 at Knowsley Road. Born in Cumbria, Harold was signed as a winger, however and most of his matches were on the left flank for the Red and Whites. His best season was his first one, 1936-37, when he made 14 appearances and scored 4 tries. Yet Saints were really starting to struggle at that time. The great years of the late 1920s and early 1930s had disappeared and the club basically had to sell their stars to survive. Traveller, in the St. Helens Newspaper wrote the following about the game against Featherstone Rovers, on 20th February 1937:

Another pleasing feature was the display of Saints two young recruits, Cunliffe, a front row forward and Forsyth, a right wing threequarter. I think that Forsyth should be given another run in the first team despite his lack of speed. Trainer Carson, I understand, has great hopes of bringing much more speed out of the boy than he is showing at present. If there is any more in him, who is there better to bring it out than Carson.

Harolds rugby career was interrupted by the war and he made one final appearance for the club, on 1st September 1945, against Widnes. Saints lost this traditional opening day fixture 2-7 and Harold was transferred to Liverpool Stanley, where he joined another ex-Saint, Jack Bradbury.

In 1939 he was living in OSullivan Crescent, St Helens and working as a General Labourer. He died in St Helens in September 1983, aged 70.

If anyone has any other information about him, please contact us.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1936~37 4 0 0 14
1937~382 0 0 12
1938~39 0 0 0 3
1941~42 0 0 0 1
1945~46 0 0 0 1
TOTALS:6 0 0 31
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
18th Feb 1937
W
3 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 9 2 VIEW
20th Feb 1937
W
2 Featherstone Rovers L H 32 2 1 VIEW
27th Feb 1937
L
2 Bramley L A 7 10 VIEW
6th Mar 1937
L
2 Swinton L H 2 6 VIEW
13th Mar 1937
W
2 Halifax L H 19 0 VIEW
20th Mar 1937
L
2 Barrow L A 5 34 VIEW
26th Mar 1937
L
2 Wigan L A 3 16 VIEW
27th Mar 1937
L
2 Warrington L A 11 19 VIEW
29th Mar 1937
W
2 Broughton Rangers L H 15 5 VIEW
3rd Apr 1937
L
2 Swinton L A 5 15 VIEW
10th Apr 1937
W
2 Bramley L H 20 0 VIEW
17th Apr 1937
W
5 Dewsbury L A 2 0 VIEW
19th Apr 1937
L
2 Liverpool Stanley L H 3 5 1 VIEW
24th Apr 1937
W
2 Newcastle L H 41 10 2 VIEW
28th Aug 1937
W
2 Widnes L H 11 7 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1937
W
2 Broughton Rangers L H 7 6 VIEW
4th Sep 1937
L
2 Widnes L A 2 14 VIEW
11th Sep 1937
L
2 Broughton Rangers LC1 H 0 11 VIEW
25th Sep 1937
W
2 Bramley L H 18 9 VIEW
2nd Oct 1937
W
2 Dewsbury L A 18 7 1 VIEW
9th Oct 1937
W
2 Oldham L H 4 3 VIEW
16th Oct 1937
D
2 Batley L A 10 10 VIEW
23rd Oct 1937
D
2 Featherstone Rovers L H 16 16 VIEW
6th Nov 1937
L
2 Warrington L H 7 25 VIEW
20th Nov 1937
L
2 Liverpool Stanley L A 7 9 VIEW
27th Nov 1937
L
2 Salford L H 0 31 VIEW
27th Aug 1938
L
5 Widnes L A 0 29 VIEW
3rd Sep 1938
L
2 Widnes L H 6 11 VIEW
12th Sep 1938
L
2 Liverpool Stanley LC1 H 5 10 VIEW
6th Dec 1941
L
2 Leeds WEL A 8 18 VIEW
1st Sep 1945
L
5 Widnes L H 2 7 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 12 | LOSSES : 17 | DRAWS : 2

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