Stan Powell

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
19-07-1916
N/A
30-08-1935
Welsh RU
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
21-09-1935 v Acton and Willesden
Hull K.R.
1946- Broughton Rangers
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1935-1945
194 (0)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
45
320
0
775

Biography of Stan Powell



HERITAGE NO : 438
Stan Powell by Alex Service

Another Welsh signing from the Saints in the mid 1930s, Stan was brought to Knowsley Road by another Welsh legend, George Lewis, as explained in the St. Helens Newspaper on 23rd September 1935:

"Powell was the discovery of George Lewis and George discovered him of all places on the cricket field. George was in a cricket match in South Wales where his attention was attracted by a particularly agile youngster. He bounded about like a rubber ball when on the move and set George wondering what sort of rugby player he might be. George set to work to find out and discovered that his elegant young cricketer was a fly-half from Risca. And thus the trail of events was set moving which ended to such a delightful surprise for the spectators at Saturdays final trial".

Stan obviously shone in his first practice game at Knowsley Road and it was later revealed that he had quite a rugby pedigree: "His senior career started with Pontypool Harlequins at the age of 15 and a half. He played anywhere in the backs but his best position was stand-off half back. He also played for the Cilfyndydd First Team. As a schoolboy footballer he had more than an outstanding career. He represented Pontypool Town School in the 1929-30 season and scored 151 points in that season. Pontypool schoolboys had also had his services in several matches. When he played for the Town School they won the Schools Shield for the first time in the history of that school, largely with the help of Powell".

He certainly was a breath of fresh air for Saints fans when he arrived on the scene, with his pace and elusiveness. His career totals make for fine reading, with 194 appearances, 45 tries, 320 goals and 775 points for the club. He took up the goal-kicking duties half-way through the 1936-37 season and remained the regular kicker until the outbreak of World War Two. It is true to say, like so many, that Stan lost a large chunk of potentially the best part of his career as a result of the ensuing conflict and it is perhaps true to say that his figures would have been even more impressive for the Saints.

His best seasons were 1937-38 and 1938-39, when he made 37 and 38 appearances respectively and kicking 79 and 81 goals. After starting out at stand-off at Knowsley Road he gravitated towards the left wing and in 1938-39 was the archetypal utility back, filling in a number of positions in the threequarter line.

During the war, he made two representative appearances. His first was for the Lancashire League v Yorkshire League at Barrow, followed by an international appearance for Wales against England in March 1945 at Central Park, Wigan. He also turned out for Castleford during the war. Always a popular figure at St. Helens, Stan signed for Belle Vue Rangers on 5th January 1946, playing 46 matches for the Manchester club, including the 1946 Lancashire Cup final, when they lost 3-9 to Wigan. He was also the clubs leading goal-kicker during the 1946-47 campaign with 62 successes.

Stan then joined Warrington in 1947-48 before returning to Rangers for a brief spell in 1951-52. His former team-mate at St. Helens, Jack Waring also trod a similar path post-war. Stan also played wartime matches with Castleford and joined the Yorkshire club on a permanent basis for two seasons after hostilities ceased. He also had a spell at Liverpool Stanley.

In 1939 Stan was living in Windleshaw Avenue, St Helens. He passed away in Southport in January 1995, aged 78, but he will be remembered fondly by St. Helens supporters who watched his whole-hearted performances during a particularly flat time for the club and the team.


SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1935~36 1 5 0 25
1936~372 31 0 28
1937~38 12 79 0 37
1938~39 13 81 0 38
1939~40 12 56 0 28
1941~42 0 0 0 1
1944~45 2 19 0 14
1945~46 7 45 0 23
TOTALS:49 316 0 194
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
21st Sep 1935 1
L
6 Acton and Willesden L H 2 5 VIEW
25th Sep 1935 2
D
6 St. Helens Recs LC2 H 2 2 1 VIEW
28th Sep 1935 3
L
6 Swinton L A 3 46 VIEW
30th Sep 1935 4
W
6 St. Helens Recs LC2(rep) A 21 8 1 VIEW
2nd Oct 1935 5
W
6 Swinton L H 11 2 1 VIEW
5th Oct 1935 6
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L H 14 7 VIEW
9th Oct 1935 7
L
6 Salford LCSF A 6 19 1 VIEW
12th Oct 1935 8
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 0 1 VIEW
23rd Oct 1935 9
W
6 Salford L H 9 2 VIEW
26th Oct 1935 10
L
6 Warrington L A 3 9 VIEW
2nd Nov 1935 11
L
6 Barrow L H 2 8 1 VIEW
9th Nov 1935 12
L
6 Leigh L A 5 9 VIEW
26th Dec 1935 13
L
6 Wigan L H 0 14 VIEW
28th Dec 1935 14
D
6 Streatham and Mitcham L A 3 3 VIEW
1st Jan 1936 15
W
6 St. Helens Recs L H 5 3 VIEW
4th Jan 1936 16
L
6 Oldham L A 2 10 VIEW
25th Jan 1936 17
L
5 Acton and Willesden L A 0 5 VIEW
1st Feb 1936 18
W
6 Leigh L H 9 4 VIEW
8th Feb 1936 19
L
6 Hull CC1 A 6 16 VIEW
15th Feb 1936 20
L
6 Halifax L A 6 9 VIEW
20th Feb 1936 21
L
6 Broughton Rangers L H 6 14 VIEW
22nd Feb 1936 22
L
6 Bramley L A 4 22 VIEW
29th Feb 1936 23
L
2 Liverpool Stanley L H 7 10 VIEW
7th Mar 1936 24
L
6 Broughton Rangers L A 0 23 VIEW
4th Apr 1936 25
L
3 Salford L A 7 21 VIEW
29th Aug 1936 26
L
6 Widnes L A 0 28 VIEW
5th Sep 1936 27
W
5 Widnes L H 2 0 VIEW
26th Sep 1936 28
L
6 Salford L A 12 34 2 VIEW
3rd Oct 1936 29
D
6 Warrington L H 3 3 VIEW
10th Oct 1936 30
D
6 Halifax L A 13 13 2 VIEW
17th Oct 1936 31
L
6 Streatham and Mitcham L H 5 15 VIEW
24th Oct 1936 32
D
6 Rochdale Hornets L A 5 5 VIEW
31st Oct 1936 33
L
6 Leigh L A 9 13 VIEW
9th Jan 1937 34
W
6 Dewsbury L H 32 5 1 4 VIEW
14th Jan 1937 35
W
6 Rochdale Hornets L H 11 5 1 VIEW
16th Jan 1937 36
L
6 Barrow L H 2 15 1 VIEW
23rd Jan 1937 37
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L A 11 6 1 1 VIEW
6th Feb 1937 38
L
6 Liverpool Stanley L A 8 21 1 VIEW
13th Feb 1937 39
L
6 Huddersfield CC1 H 4 11 2 VIEW
18th Feb 1937 40
W
6 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 9 2 VIEW
20th Feb 1937 41
W
6 Featherstone Rovers L H 32 2 4 VIEW
27th Feb 1937 42
L
6 Bramley L A 7 10 2 VIEW
6th Mar 1937 43
L
6 Swinton L H 2 6 1 VIEW
13th Mar 1937 44
W
6 Halifax L H 19 0 1 VIEW
20th Mar 1937 45
L
6 Barrow L A 5 34 1 VIEW
26th Mar 1937 46
L
6 Wigan L A 3 16 VIEW
27th Mar 1937 47
L
6 Warrington L A 11 19 1 VIEW
29th Mar 1937 48
W
6 Broughton Rangers L H 15 5 1 VIEW
3rd Apr 1937 49
L
6 Swinton L A 5 15 1 VIEW
10th Apr 1937 50
W
6 Bramley L H 20 0 VIEW
17th Apr 1937 51
W
6 Dewsbury L A 2 0 VIEW
19th Apr 1937 52
L
6 Liverpool Stanley L H 3 5 VIEW
24th Apr 1937 53
W
6 Newcastle L H 41 10 5 VIEW
28th Aug 1937 54
W
6 Widnes L H 11 7 1 VIEW
2nd Sep 1937 55
W
6 Broughton Rangers L H 7 6 2 VIEW
4th Sep 1937 56
L
6 Widnes L A 2 14 1 VIEW
11th Sep 1937 57
L
6 Broughton Rangers LC1 H 0 11 VIEW
25th Sep 1937 58
W
6 Bramley L H 18 9 3 VIEW
2nd Oct 1937 59
W
6 Dewsbury L A 18 7 1 3 VIEW
9th Oct 1937 60
W
6 Oldham L H 4 3 2 VIEW
16th Oct 1937 61
D
6 Batley L A 10 10 2 VIEW
23rd Oct 1937 62
D
6 Featherstone Rovers L H 16 16 1 5 VIEW
30th Oct 1937 63
L
6 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 17 4 VIEW
20th Nov 1937 64
L
6 Liverpool Stanley L A 7 9 2 VIEW
27th Nov 1937 65
L
6 Salford L H 0 31 VIEW
4th Dec 1937 66
L
5 Oldham L A 5 18 1 VIEW
11th Dec 1937 67
L
6 Barrow L H 7 8 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1937 68
L
6 Wigan L H 6 15 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1938 69
W
5 St. Helens Recs L H 8 3 1 1 VIEW
3rd Jan 1938 70
L
6 Salford L A 5 12 1 VIEW
8th Jan 1938 71
W
5 Bramley L A 24 14 2 3 VIEW
15th Jan 1938 72
W
5 Dewsbury L H 11 5 1 VIEW
22nd Jan 1938 73
D
5 Leigh L A 10 10 1 2 VIEW
29th Jan 1938 74
W
5 Swinton L H 10 2 2 VIEW
5th Feb 1938 75
L
5 York L H 15 19 3 VIEW
12th Feb 1938 76
W
5 York L A 7 2 2 VIEW
19th Feb 1938 77
W
5 Pendlebury Juniors CC1 H 39 0 1 6 VIEW
26th Feb 1938 78
L
5 Halifax L H 13 17 2 VIEW
5th Mar 1938 79
L
5 Halifax L A 8 19 1 VIEW
12th Mar 1938 80
L
5 Castleford CC2 A 2 18 1 VIEW
19th Mar 1938 81
L
6 Warrington L A 8 28 1 1 VIEW
26th Mar 1938 82
L
5 Broughton Rangers L A 12 19 3 VIEW
2nd Apr 1938 83
W
5 Batley L H 15 9 3 VIEW
4th Apr 1938 84
L
5 Swinton L A 0 19 VIEW
9th Apr 1938 85
L
1 Featherstone Rovers L A 5 12 1 VIEW
13th Apr 1938 86
L
5 Barrow L A 13 29 1 2 VIEW
15th Apr 1938 87
L
5 Wigan L A 12 27 1 3 VIEW
16th Apr 1938 88
L
5 Liverpool Stanley L H 4 17 2 VIEW
18th Apr 1938 89
W
5 Leigh L H 15 3 3 VIEW
30th Apr 1938 90
W
5 Rochdale Hornets L H 36 13 1 9 VIEW
31st Aug 1938 91
L
5 Warrington L H 7 20 2 VIEW
3rd Sep 1938 92
L
5 Widnes L H 6 11 3 VIEW
12th Sep 1938 93
L
5 Liverpool Stanley LC1 H 5 10 1 VIEW
17th Sep 1938 94
L
5 Barrow L A 2 23 1 VIEW
24th Sep 1938 95
W
5 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 11 8 1 4 VIEW
28th Sep 1938 96
W
5 Keighley L H 23 0 1 4 VIEW
1st Oct 1938 97
W
5 Swinton L A 10 3 1 2 VIEW
8th Oct 1938 98
L
5 Liverpool Stanley L H 7 9 2 VIEW
15th Oct 1938 99
W
5 Dewsbury L A 10 5 1 2 VIEW
22nd Oct 1938 100
W
2 York L H 15 13 1 3 VIEW
29th Oct 1938 101
L
5 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 5 15 1 VIEW
5th Nov 1938 102
W
2 Dewsbury L H 16 4 1 2 VIEW
12th Nov 1938 103
L
2 Rochdale Hornets L A 8 10 1 VIEW
19th Nov 1938 104
W
2 Swinton L H 12 8 3 VIEW
26th Nov 1938 105
L
2 Broughton Rangers L A 7 10 2 VIEW
3rd Dec 1938 106
L
2 Huddersfield L H 3 10 VIEW
10th Dec 1938 107
W
2 Liverpool Stanley L A 12 10 3 VIEW
17th Dec 1938 108
W
3 Broughton Rangers L H 22 6 5 VIEW
24th Dec 1938 109
W
3 Leigh L A 18 10 2 3 VIEW
26th Dec 1938 110
L
3 St. Helens Recs L H 4 5 1 VIEW
27th Dec 1938 111
L
3 Wigan L H 2 28 1 VIEW
2nd Jan 1939 112
W
3 St. Helens Recs L A 5 3 1 VIEW
28th Jan 1939 113
L
3 Huddersfield L A 5 33 1 VIEW
4th Feb 1939 114
L
2 Salford CC1 A 0 11 VIEW
11th Feb 1939 115
W
3 Barrow L H 17 2 4 VIEW
27th Feb 1939 116
L
3 Keighley L A 5 8 1 VIEW
4th Mar 1939 117
W
2 Bramley L H 13 7 1 2 VIEW
11th Mar 1939 118
L
3 York L A 0 10 VIEW
18th Mar 1939 119
W
3 Leigh L H 22 12 1 5 VIEW
25th Mar 1939 120
L
2 Oldham L A 0 2 VIEW
3rd Apr 1939 121
L
2 Halifax L A 5 20 1 VIEW
7th Apr 1939 122
L
2 Wigan L A 2 6 1 VIEW
8th Apr 1939 123
L
2 Bramley L A 8 10 VIEW
10th Apr 1939 124
W
2 Rochdale Hornets L H 36 8 2 6 VIEW
15th Apr 1939 125
L
2 Oldham L H 10 15 2 VIEW
22nd Apr 1939 126
L
2 Halifax L H 4 25 2 VIEW
24th Apr 1939 127
W
2 Warrington L A 8 7 1 VIEW
29th Apr 1939 128
W
2 Featherstone Rovers L H 37 10 1 8 VIEW
26th Aug 1939 129
W
2 Leigh L A 23 3 4 VIEW
29th Aug 1939 130
W
2 Swinton L H 13 0 1 2 VIEW
2nd Sep 1939 131
L
2 New Zealand Tour H 3 19 VIEW
29th Sep 1939 132
W
2 Rochdale Hornets WEL H 28 9 5 VIEW
7th Oct 1939 133
W
2 Liverpool Stanley WEL A 20 0 1 4 VIEW
14th Oct 1939 134
W
2 Warrington WEL H 13 9 1 2 VIEW
21st Oct 1939 135
L
2 Swinton WEL A 2 41 1 VIEW
28th Oct 1939 136
W
2 Swinton WEL H 15 7 3 VIEW
4th Nov 1939 137
W
2 Broughton Rangers WEL H 28 10 5 VIEW
18th Nov 1939 138
L
2 Oldham WEL A 3 7 VIEW
25th Nov 1939 139
W
2 Barrow WEL H 23 3 4 VIEW
2nd Dec 1939 140
L
2 Salford WEL A 5 10 1 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1939 141
W
2 Broughton Rangers WEL H 27 9 6 VIEW
16th Dec 1939 142
L
2 Warrington WEL A 6 8 3 VIEW
25th Dec 1939 143
D
2 Widnes WEL A 6 6 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1939 144
L
2 Wigan WEL H 9 12 3 VIEW
24th Feb 1940 145
W
2 Liverpool Stanley WEL H 18 8 3 VIEW
2nd Mar 1940 146
W
2 Broughton Rangers LC1 (1) H 26 7 4 VIEW
9th Mar 1940 147
L
2 Broughton Rangers LC1 (2) A 3 10 VIEW
16th Mar 1940 148
L
2 Wigan LC2 (1) A 0 5 VIEW
22nd Mar 1940 149
L
3 Wigan WEL A 0 6 VIEW
25th Mar 1940 150
L
2 Rochdale Hornets WEL A 10 12 2 VIEW
29th Mar 1940 151
W
5 Wigan LC2 (2) H 10 4 1 2 VIEW
6th Apr 1940 152
W
2 Widnes LCSF (1) H 7 5 2 VIEW
13th Apr 1940 153
L
2 Widnes LCSF (2) A 0 13 VIEW
27th Apr 1940 154
W
2 Leigh WEL A 16 5 1 VIEW
4th May 1940 155
W
2 Oldham WEL H 12 5 3 VIEW
18th May 1940 156
L
2 Widnes WEL H 11 20 1 1 VIEW
3rd Jan 1942 157
L
6 Wigan WEL H 0 18 VIEW
23rd Sep 1944 158
W
4 Oldham WEL A 27 6 6 VIEW
30th Sep 1944 159
L
2 Halifax WEL H 7 21 2 VIEW
21st Oct 1944 160
L
3 Barrow YC1(1) H 8 22 1 VIEW
11th Nov 1944 161
L
4 Leeds WEL H 3 23 VIEW
25th Nov 1944 162
L
2 Wakefield Trinity WEL H 6 14 VIEW
2nd Dec 1944 163
L
3 Featherstone Rovers WEL A 2 8 1 VIEW
9th Dec 1944 164
W
3 Dewsbury WEL H 12 0 2 VIEW
25th Dec 1944 165
L
3 Wigan WEL A 5 20 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1944 166
L
6 Wigan WEL AB H 3 12 VIEW
30th Dec 1944 167
W
6 Keighley WEL H 10 0 2 VIEW
3rd Feb 1945 168
L
3 Halifax WEL A 3 29 VIEW
10th Feb 1945 169
L
3 Castleford WEL H 2 16 1 VIEW
17th Feb 1945 170
L
3 Barrow WEL H 8 24 1 VIEW
17th Mar 1945 171
L
7 Bradford Northern CC1(1) H 8 15 4 VIEW
25th Aug 1945 172
L
3 Widnes L A 8 20 1 VIEW
1st Sep 1945 173
L
3 Widnes L H 2 7 1 VIEW
3rd Sep 1945 174
W
3 Broughton Rangers L A 11 5 1 VIEW
8th Sep 1945 175
W
6 Oldham L A 23 15 1 4 VIEW
15th Sep 1945 176
W
6 Wakefield Trinity L H 15 3 1 3 VIEW
22nd Sep 1945 177
L
3 Workington Town LC1(1) A 8 9 1 1 VIEW
29th Sep 1945 178
W
6 Workington Town LC1(2) H 21 11 3 VIEW
6th Oct 1945 179
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L A 11 4 4 VIEW
13th Oct 1945 180
W
4 Rochdale Hornets L H 21 0 1 3 VIEW
17th Oct 1945 181
L
3 Wigan LCSF A 5 18 1 VIEW
20th Oct 1945 182
W
3 Hunslet L H 15 12 3 VIEW
27th Oct 1945 183
L
4 Barrow L A 13 23 2 VIEW
3rd Nov 1945 184
D
4 Swinton L A 5 5 1 VIEW
10th Nov 1945 185
L
4 Broughton Rangers L H 8 10 1 1 VIEW
17th Nov 1945 186
L
3 Dewsbury L H 7 13 2 VIEW
1st Dec 1945 187
L
6 Hunslet L A 5 38 1 VIEW
8th Dec 1945 188
W
4 York L H 22 7 4 VIEW
22nd Dec 1945 189
L
6 Workington Town L H 5 20 1 VIEW
25th Dec 1945 190
W
3 Liverpool Stanley L A 26 3 1 4 VIEW
26th Dec 1945 191
L
4 Wigan L H 3 38 VIEW
29th Dec 1945 192
L
1 Workington Town L A 8 9 1 VIEW
1st Jan 1946 193
W
3 Liverpool Stanley L H 16 8 1 2 VIEW
5th Jan 1946 194
L
4 Hull Kingston Rovers L A 7 26 1 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 77 | LOSSES : 107 | DRAWS : 10

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