Harry Marshall

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Harry Marshall
Personal information
Full name William Harry Marshall[1]
Date of birth (1905-02-16)16 February 1905
Place of birth Hucknall, England[1]
Date of death 9 March 1959(1959-03-09) (aged 54)[1]
Place of death Linby, England[1]
Playing position Inside-forward
Youth career
Hucknall Primitives
Bromley's Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1923–1925 Nottingham Forest 19 (3)
1925–1927 Southport 54 (27)
1927–1930 Wolverhampton Wanderers 52 (13)
1930–1932 Port Vale 55 (6)
1932 Tottenham Hotspur 1 (0)
Kidderminster Harriers
Brierley Hill Alliance
1935–1937 Rochdale 95 (22)
Linfield
Total 276+ (71+)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

William Henry Marshall (16 February 1905 – 9 March 1959) was an English footballer who played at inside-forward. He scored 71 goals in 276 league appearances in the Football League, playing for Nottingham Forest, Southport, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Port Vale, Tottenham Hotspur, and Rochdale.

Playing career[edit]

Marshall played for Hucknall Primitives and Bromley's Athletic, before joining Nottingham Forest in 1923. Forest finished just one place above the First Division relegation zone in 1923–24, finishing ahead of Chelsea on goal average. They were then relegated in last place in 1924–25, and Marshall moved on to Southport of the Third Division North. He scored 27 goals in 54 league games for the "Sandgrounders", and was sold on to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of 1926–27. Wolves finished 16th in the Second Division in 1927–28 and 17th in 1928–29.

He signed with Port Vale for a sizeable outlay in March 1930.[1] He was initially a roaring success at Vale, scoring on his debut in a 2–0 win at Accrington Stanley on 15 March 1930, though only made three further appearances in 1929–30 as the club raced to the Third Division North title.[1] He regularly made the first team from October 1930, though scored just twice in 24 Second Division appearances in 1930–31.[1] He scored three goals in 29 games in 1931–32, including two against Potteries derby rivals Stoke City at The Old Recreation Ground.[1]

He was sold to league rivals Tottenham Hotspur in March 1932.[2] After leaving "Spurs" he played for Birmingham & District League clubs Kidderminster Harriers and Brierley Hill Alliance, before joining Third Division North side Rochdale in 1935. The club finished just one place and two points above the re-election zone in 1935–36 and were just three points above the (potential) drop zone in 1936–37. He later ended his career in Northern Ireland with Linfield.[3]

Statistics[edit]

Source:[4]

Club Season Division League FA Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Nottingham Forest 1923–24 First Division 7 2 0 0 0 0 7 2
1924–25 First Division 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
1925–26 Second Division 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
Total 19 3 0 0 0 0 19 3
Southport 1926–27 Third Division North 30 14 2 0 0 0 32 14
1927–28 Third Division North 24 13 4 2 0 0 28 15
Total 54 27 6 2 0 0 60 29
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1927–28 Second Division 11 3 0 0 0 0 11 3
1928–29 Second Division 17 3 1 0 0 0 18 3
1929–30 Second Division 24 7 1 0 0 0 25 7
Total 52 13 2 0 0 0 54 13
Port Vale 1929–30 Third Division North 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
1930–31 Second Division 24 2 0 0 0 0 24 2
1931–32 Second Division 27 4 2 0 0 0 29 4
Total 55 7 2 0 0 0 57 7
Tottenham Hotspur 1931–32 Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Rochdale 1935–36 Third Division North 31 9 0 0 0 0 31 9
1936–37 Third Division North 34 7 1 0 0 0 35 7
1937–38 Third Division North 30 6 1 0 1 0 32 6
Total 95 22 2 0 1 0 98 22
Career Total 276 72 12 2 1 0 289 74

Honours[edit]

with Port Vale

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 184. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ Tottenham Hotspur F.C A-Z of players Retrieved 29 November 2012 Archived 3 June 2009 at WebCite
  3. ^ Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records. soccerdata. p. 178. ISBN 1-899468-63-3. 
  4. ^ Harry Marshall profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
  5. ^ Kent, Jeff (1990). "From Glory to Despair (1929–1939)". The Valiants' Years: The Story Of Port Vale. Witan Books. pp. 124–150. ISBN 0-9508981-4-7.