Tony Lormor

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Tony Lormor
Personal information
Full name Anthony Lormor
Date of birth (1970-10-29) 29 October 1970 (age 45)
Place of birth Ashington, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Wallsend Boys Club
Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1990 Newcastle United 8 (3)
1988–1989 Norwich City (loan) 0 (0)
1990–1994 Lincoln City 100 (30)
1994 Halifax Town (loan) 7 (1)
1994 Peterborough United 5 (0)
1994–1997 Chesterfield 113 (35)
1997–1998 Preston North End 12 (3)
1998 Notts County (loan) 7 (0)
1998–2000 Mansfield Town 74 (20)
2000–2002 Hartlepool United 48 (9)
2002 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 7 (2)
2002–2003 Telford United 4 (0)
2003–2005 Sutton Town
2005–2006 Heanor Town

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Anthony "Tony" Lormor (born 29 October 1970), also known as Anth Lormor,[1] is an English former professional footballer who scored 102 goals from 374 appearances in the Football League. He played as a forward for Newcastle United, Lincoln City, Peterborough United, Chesterfield, Preston North End, Notts County, Mansfield Town, Hartlepool United and Shrewsbury Town.[2][3]

Football career[edit]

Lormor was born in Ashington, Northumberland.[4] A product of Wallsend Boys Club,[5] he joined Newcastle United as a youth trainee. His first-team debut came on 23 January 1988, as substitute for Mirandinha in a 2–0 home win against Tottenham Hotspur in the First Division. He played four more times in the 1987–88 season, and scored his first Football League goal on his first start, in a 3–1 defeat of Oxford United.[6] In November 1988, Lormor joined Norwich City on loan as Andy Fensome made a loan move in the opposite direction;[7] neither player appeared for his loan club's first team.[8]

Lormor signed for Lincoln City in January 1990 for a fee of £25,000, and made an immediate impact. He scored the winner on his League debut against Wrexham, finished the season with eight goals, only one fewer than leading scorer Gordon Hobson, and was himself the club's top scorer in 1990–91 and 1991–92. A cruciate injury caused him to miss the whole of the next season, and though he returned to the side after 18 months out, he started only nine more games,[4] and spent a spell on loan at Conference club Halifax Town,[9][10] before being released.

After a spell at Peterborough United, during which he regained fitness playing regularly in the reserves,[11] Lormor moved to Division Three club Chesterfield in December 1994. In partnership with Phil Robinson, Lormor helped Chesterfield to a run of 21 games unbeaten, which would have been 22 had he not missed a penalty.[12] According to the club's website, "the influence of these two on the side cannot be overstated".[13] Robinson and Lormor scored the goals in the 1995 playoff final against Bury that earned the club promotion to Division Two. Injury disrupted his next season, and after a long period playing either out of position in midfield or not playing at all, he asked for a transfer. Lormor did however contribute to Chesterfield's run to the 1996–97 FA Cup semi finals. He scored in the 2nd round against Scarborough[14] but did not play in the tournament later than the 3rd round against Bristol City[15] as his team mates went on to beat the likes of Bolton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest en route to a semi final against Middlesbrough at Old Trafford. In November 1997, Lormor joined Preston North End in part-exchange for David Reeves.[12]

Lormor scored the opening goal and added an assist for a second as Preston won 3–1 at Luton Town,[16] but only two more goals came from his next 16 appearances, and he was allowed to join Notts County on loan in February 1998. After failing to score in seven games for County,[3] Lormor left Preston for Mansfield Town in the 1998 close season for a fee of £15,000.[4] A fee had been agreed the previous summer for him to join Mansfield from Chesterfield, but manager John Duncan had been reluctant to allow him to leave without a replacement.[12]

Two seasons with Mansfield produced 20 goals from 74 League games before Lormor moved on to Hartlepool United for a fee of £30,000.[4] Recurrence of a long-standing injury meant he was unable to give of his best at Hartlepool.[17] He spent a month on loan at Shrewsbury Town, but despite both club and player wanting to extend the stay, his parent club were unwilling to let him remain with their promotion rivals.[1] He made no more appearances for Hartlepool,[18] and was released at the end of the 2001–02 season.[1]

After interest from clubs including Scarborough,[19] Kettering Town,[20] Halifax Town,[9] and King's Lynn,[21] Lormor signed for Conference club Telford United for the 2002–03 season. He played only five games before injury again intervened,[22] and in January 2003 he announced his retirement from football because of work commitments.[23] A few weeks later he resumed his football career, with Sutton Town, and scored on his debut.[24] At the end of the season, having helped the club to promotion into the Northern Counties East League, Lormor signed a two-year playing contract and also agreed to act as commercial manager.[25] He stayed with Sutton Town until December 2005, when he joined Heanor Town as a player,[26] but returned to Sutton at the end of the season as a coach.[27]

Lormor was commercial manager of former club Mansfield Town between July 2007 and July 2008.[28][29]


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  2. ^ "Tony Lormor". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Anthony Lormor". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Tony Lormor". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 20 May 2010.  Access individual season statistics via Season Stats dropdown menu.
  5. ^ "Ex-Players". Wallsend Boys Club. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
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  7. ^ "Digweed's season ends after his groin injury" (reprint). The Times (NewsBank). 15 November 1988. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  8. ^ "Andy Fensome". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "Players on the Move". FC Halifax Town. 14 August 2002. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  10. ^ "Players: Tony Lormor". Shaymen Online. Paul Holroyd. Archived from the original on 30 April 2005. 
  11. ^ "Tony Lormor Interview" (reprint). The Forgotten Imp. April 2000. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  12. ^ a b c "Tony Lormor". Chesterfield F.C. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  13. ^ "The Managers: John Duncan". Chesterfield F.C. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  14. ^ "Season of dreaming Spireites". The Independent. 13 April 1997. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Tony Lormor in 1996/1997". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  16. ^ "Luton Town 1 PNE 3". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. 20 November 1997. Retrieved 2 June 2010. 
  17. ^ "Tony Lormor". Hartlepool United F.C. 1 May 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Tony Lormor in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  19. ^ "Walker on the move". BBC Sport. 26 June 2002. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  20. ^ Waugh, Derek (26 July 2002). "Poppies are really up for the cup". Northampton Chronicle. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  21. ^ "'Boro' boy bid". Lynn News. 15 August 2002. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Tony Lormor in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  23. ^ "Jake King" (reprint). Birmingham Post (The Free Library (Farlex)). 18 January 2003. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  24. ^ "Lormor nets on Snipes debut". Bexhill Observer. 19 February 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  25. ^ "Lormor Gives Sutton A Lift". NonLeague Daily. 8 June 2003. Retrieved 3 June 2003. 
  26. ^ "Selection headache". Ripley & Heanor News. 12 January 2006. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  27. ^ "Lormor back with Snipes". Mansfield Chad. 11 July 2006. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  28. ^ "Lormor returns to Field Mill". Mansfield Chad. 30 July 2007. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 
  29. ^ "Bob Gorrill returns to Stags". Mansfield Chad. 8 July 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2010. 

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