Albert Halsall

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
19-04-1942
N/A
28-01-1966
Salford
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
29-01-1966 v Halifax
Wigan
1970- Swinton
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1966-1970
122 (8)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
13
0
0
39

Biography of Albert Halsall



HERITAGE NO : 831
Albert Halsall by Dave Dooley:

Albert Halsall charged like a bull but had the ability to side-step like a ballet dancer. He was signed in the middle of the 1965/6 season in an attempt to find a coherent front row permutation, as honours were begging for any team that could get its act together in the closing months of the season. In the last full season of unlimited tackle football, possession from the scrum could often be a deciding factor in the result of a match. Albert and Bill Sayer were brought in to team up with all time great Cliff Watson. Albert who was signed from Salford on the 28th of January 1966 made his debut in the five points to 2 away victory over Halifax on the following day.

The remainder of the season became a dream come true for Albert. His remaining twenty matches brought winners medals in the Challenge Cup Final, League Leaders Championship, the Lancashire League and the RL Championship Final. His powerful drives were a feature of his game and one such burst created the position for Billy Benyon to grubber kick for Len Killeen to score a memorable try in the 21 points to 2 demolition of Wigan at Wembley. A second drive provided space for Alex Murphy to drop a goal and rub salt in the Wigan wounds. One week later in the Championship Final, Saints were trailing by 7 points to 3 to Halifax in the 1966 Championship Final at Swinton when Halsall steamed on to a short pass and sped 20 yards for his first touchdown for the club. Albert added a second try just before half time to open up a comfortable lead for the Saints. After 52 minutes of the Final, the big 15 and a half stone prop combined power and nimble feet to sidestep his way to an impressive hat trick. The dominance of Albert’s play that day earned him the Harry Sunderland Trophy as the Finals outstanding player.

The following season brought the Saints another Lancashire League Championship as Albert scored four tries in 32 appearances. The next two campaigns witnessed Albert suffering with injuries as he played in just 19 matches. However, Albert bounced back in style in the 1969/70 season. His trademark bursts and tenacious tackles helped Saints reach the 1970 Championship Final against a powerful Leeds outfit. The team prevailed in some eerie climatic oddities that brought four seasons in one match to Odsal Stadium. A famous 24 points to 12 victory provided Albert with his second Championship medal.

When Albert had played his 122nd and last match for the Saints in the 1970/1 season he had enjoyed honours galore for his club and three caps for his native county Lancashire.

Albert later signed for Swinton, where he played in a Lancashire Cup final in 1972-73 against local rivals Salford. The Red Devils won 25-11. Sadly, Albert passed away in Wigan at the end of August 2011 after a short illness at the age of 69.



SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1965~66 3 0 0 20
1966~67 4 0 0 32
1967~682 0 0 15
1968~690 0 0 4
1969~70 3 0 0 41
1970~71 1 0 0 10
TOTALS:13 0 0 122
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1966~670001
1967~68 0001
TOTALS:0002

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
29th Jan 1966 1
W
8 Halifax L A 5 2 VIEW
1st Feb 1966 2
W
8 Widnes L H 9 4 VIEW
5th Feb 1966 3
W
8 Blackpool Borough L A 25 11 VIEW
14th Feb 1966 4
W
8 Leigh L H 17 2 VIEW
19th Feb 1966 5
L
8 Wakefield Trinity L A 12 20 VIEW
26th Feb 1966 6
W
8 Wakefield Trinity CC1 A 10 0 VIEW
1st Mar 1966 7
W
8 Warrington L H 22 6 VIEW
8th Mar 1966 8
W
8 Liverpool City L H 16 2 VIEW
12th Mar 1966 9
W
8 Huddersfield L A 8 7 VIEW
19th Mar 1966 10
W
8 Swinton CC2 H 16 4 VIEW
23rd Mar 1966 11
W
8 Leigh L A 6 5 VIEW
26th Mar 1966 12
L
8 Wigan L A 8 17 VIEW
2nd Apr 1966 13
W
8 Hull Kingston Rovers CC3 H 12 10 VIEW
16th Apr 1966 14
W
8 Dewsbury CCSF N 12 5 VIEW
22nd Apr 1966 15
L
8 Swinton L H 10 15 VIEW
25th Apr 1966 16
W
8 Liverpool City L A 28 3 VIEW
30th Apr 1966 17
W
8 Warrington Ch1 H 35 7 VIEW
14th May 1966 18
W
8 Hull Kingston Rovers ChSF H 14 6 VIEW
21st May 1966 19
W
8 Wigan CCF N 21 2 VIEW
28th May 1966 20
W
8 Halifax ChF N 35 12 3 VIEW
12th Aug 1966 --
L
8 Swinton* Fr Gallie Cup H 13 27 VIEW
19th Aug 1966 21
D
8 Widnes L A 10 10 1 VIEW
23rd Aug 1966 22
L
8 Warrington L H 6 10 VIEW
27th Aug 1966 23
W
8 Salford L H 42 7 1 VIEW
29th Aug 1966 24
L
8 Wakefield Trinity L A 15 28 VIEW
3rd Sep 1966 25
W
8 Rochdale Hornets LC1 A 18 16 VIEW
7th Sep 1966 26
W
8 Salford FTP(1) A 19 10 VIEW
10th Sep 1966 27
W
8 Liverpool City L A 35 12 1 VIEW
12th Sep 1966 28
W
8 Barrow L A 15 9 1 VIEW
14th Sep 1966 29
L
8 Wigan LC2 A 9 11 VIEW
17th Sep 1966 30
W
8 Blackpool Borough L A 23 14 VIEW
30th Sep 1966 31
W
8 Whitehaven L H 35 12 VIEW
7th Oct 1966 32
W
8 Blackpool Borough L H 25 6 VIEW
14th Oct 1966 33
W
8 Wakefield Trinity L H 18 15 VIEW
18th Oct 1966 34
W
8 Swinton FT1 H 11 9 VIEW
22nd Oct 1966 35
W
8 Salford L A 30 3 VIEW
28th Oct 1966 36
W
15 Leeds L H 16 3 VIEW
1st Nov 1966 37
D
15 Barrow FT2 A 11 11 VIEW
2nd Nov 1966 38
L
8 Leigh L A 5 29 VIEW
11th Nov 1966 39
W
15 Castleford L H 13 2 VIEW
18th Nov 1966 40
W
8 Barrow L H 16 11 VIEW
26th Nov 1966 41
W
8 Huddersfield L A 15 10 VIEW
2nd Dec 1966 42
L
8 Castleford L A 7 25 VIEW
9th Dec 1966 43
W
15 Leigh L H 4 0 VIEW
17th Dec 1966 44
W
8 Workington Town L A 16 9 VIEW
26th Dec 1966 45
W
8 Wigan L H 8 3 VIEW
2nd Jan 1967 46
D
8 Swinton L A 9 9 VIEW
21st Jan 1967 47
L
8 Workington Town L H 5 6 VIEW
27th Jan 1967 --NPS
W
15 Oldham L H 25 7 VIEW
3rd Feb 1967 48
D
15 Salford CC1 A 5 5 VIEW
7th Feb 1967 49
L
8 Salford CC1(rep) H 3 8 VIEW
11th Feb 1967 50
W
8 Liverpool City L H 23 6 VIEW
17th Feb 1967 51
L
15 Oldham L A 7 8 VIEW
4th Mar 1967 52
L
8 Leeds L A 20 26 VIEW
11th Aug 1967 --
W
8 Swinton * Fr Gallie Cup A 9 7 VIEW
18th Aug 1967 53
W
11 Rochdale Hornets LC1 H 7 4 VIEW
23rd Aug 1967 54
W
8 Leeds L A 13 12 1 VIEW
26th Aug 1967 55
W
8 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 13 8 1 VIEW
28th Aug 1967 56
W
8 Wakefield Trinity L H 13 11 VIEW
1st Sep 1967 57
W
8 Salford L A 15 3 VIEW
9th Sep 1967 58
W
8 Liverpool City L A 32 5 VIEW
14th Oct 1967 59
W
8 Liverpool City L H 15 7 VIEW
21st Oct 1967 60
L
10 Whitehaven L A 6 11 VIEW
24th Oct 1967 61
W
8 Australia Tour H 8 4 VIEW
27th Oct 1967 62
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L H 14 7 VIEW
7th Nov 1967 63
W
8 Oldham FT1 H 14 0 VIEW
11th Nov 1967 64
W
8 Blackpool Borough L H 17 3 VIEW
18th Nov 1967 65
W
8 Leigh L A 7 4 VIEW
22nd Nov 1967 66
L
8 Wigan FT2 H 11 22 VIEW
24th Nov 1967 67
L
8 Salford L H 4 7 VIEW
28th Mar 1969 68
W
10 Oldham L H 19 4 VIEW
4th Apr 1969 69
L
10 Wigan L A 10 34 VIEW
7th Apr 1969 70
W
10 Swinton L H 40 5 VIEW
12th Apr 1969 71
L
10 Workington Town L H 5 8 VIEW
20th Aug 1969 72
L
8 Widnes L A 5 17 VIEW
23rd Aug 1969 --NPS
W
15 Workington Town L H 31 11 VIEW
29th Aug 1969 --NPS
W
15 Warrington L A 14 7 VIEW
1st Sep 1969 73
W
8 Maryport LC1 H 58 5 VIEW
5th Sep 1969 74
W
8 Huyton L H 31 0 VIEW
10th Sep 1969 75
L
8 Castleford L A 3 9 VIEW
13th Sep 1969 76
W
8 Blackpool Borough L A 35 2 VIEW
20th Sep 1969 77
W
8 Rochdale Hornets L H 63 10 VIEW
27th Sep 1969 78
W
8 Workington Town L A 17 5 VIEW
29th Sep 1969 79
L
8 Widnes LC2 A 14 22 VIEW
4th Oct 1969 80
W
8 Warrington L H 11 7 VIEW
7th Oct 1969 81
L
8 Leeds L A 7 13 VIEW
13th Oct 1969 82
W
8 Swinton FT1 A 17 9 VIEW
29th Oct 1969 83
L
8 Salford L A 12 16 VIEW
4th Nov 1969 84
W
8 Barrow FT2 A 11 6 VIEW
8th Nov 1969 85
L
8 Whitehaven L A 9 10 VIEW
10th Nov 1969 86
W
8 Leigh L H 16 10 VIEW
15th Nov 1969 87
L
8 Featherstone Rovers L A 6 13 VIEW
17th Nov 1969 88
W
8 Barrow L H 31 9 VIEW
9th Dec 1969 89
D
8 Wigan FTSF A 13 13 VIEW
11th Dec 1969 90
L
8 Wigan FTSF(rep) H 9 15 VIEW
13th Dec 1969 91
W
8 Blackpool Borough L H 26 9 VIEW
26th Dec 1969 92
W
8 Wigan L A 53 11 VIEW
1st Jan 1970 93
D
8 Swinton L H 18 18 VIEW
10th Jan 1970 94
W
8 Batley L H 22 9 VIEW
27th Jan 1970 95
L
8 Salford L H 15 16 VIEW
31st Jan 1970 96
L
8 Leigh L A 3 6 VIEW
7th Feb 1970 97
W
8 Bradford Northern CC1 H 16 3 VIEW
21st Feb 1970 98
W
8 Bramley CC2 H 17 2 VIEW
27th Feb 1970 99
W
8 Barrow L A 6 0 VIEW
2nd Mar 1970 100
W
15 Whitehaven L H 37 5 VIEW
10th Mar 1970 --NPS
D
15 Doncaster CC3 A 4 4 VIEW
14th Mar 1970 101
W
15 Featherstone Rovers L H 22 4 VIEW
16th Mar 1970 102
W
8 Doncaster CC3(rep) H 36 0 1 VIEW
21st Mar 1970 103
W
8 Batley L A 8 7 1 VIEW
27th Mar 1970 104
L
8 Wigan L H 16 23 VIEW
28th Mar 1970 105
W
8 Leeds L H 12 5 1 VIEW
4th Apr 1970 106
L
10 Castleford CCSF N 3 6 VIEW
6th Apr 1970 107
W
8 Oldham L A 43 0 VIEW
10th Apr 1970 108
W
8 Widnes L H 15 12 VIEW
18th Apr 1970 109
W
8 Warrington Ch1 H 36 8 VIEW
25th Apr 1970 110
W
8 Leigh Ch2 H 16 5 VIEW
2nd May 1970 111
D
8 Castleford ChSF A 9 9 VIEW
16th May 1970 112
W
8 Leeds ChF N 24 12 VIEW
29th Sep 1970 113
W
8 Castleford FT1 H 14 7 1 VIEW
6th Nov 1970 114
W
8 Hull L A 16 2 VIEW
9th Nov 1970 --NPS
W
15 Australia Tour H 37 10 VIEW
14th Nov 1970 115
L
8 Leigh L A 13 15 VIEW
20th Nov 1970 116
W
8 Salford L A 4 0 VIEW
28th Nov 1970 117
L
8 Leigh LCF N 4 7 VIEW
30th Nov 1970 118
W
8 Leigh FT2 A 10 4 VIEW
8th Dec 1970 119
D
8 Wigan FTSF A 7 7 VIEW
13th Dec 1970 120
W
8 Wigan FTSF(rep) H 16 15 VIEW
19th Dec 1970 121
W
8 Bramley L H 34 0 VIEW
26th Dec 1970 122
L
8 Wigan L H 5 12 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 87 | LOSSES : 33 | DRAWS : 9

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