Player profile

Ted Harston

Ted Harston

Birthdate: 27 February 1907
Birthplace: Monk Bretton, Barnsley, England
Date of death: 1971
Other clubs: Barnsley Co-op, Cudworth Village, Ramsgate Town, Ramsgate Press Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday (1928-30), Barnsley (1930-31), Reading (1931-34), Bristol City (1934-35), Mansfield Town (1935-37), Shorts
Bought from: Mansfield Town
Signed for LFC: £3,000, 18.06.1937
Liverpool debut: 28.08.1937
Last appearance: 27.11.1937
Debut goal: 28.08.1937
Last goal: 01.09.1937
Contract expiry: 08.08.1939
Win ratio: 40% W:2 D:1 L:2
Games/goals ratio: 1.67
LFC league games/goals: 5 / 3
Total LFC games/goals: 5 / 3

Player profile

Harston was a late bloomer who joined Liverpool in 1937 after scoring no less than 81 goals in 70 games for Mansfield in Third Division North. Amazingly he scored 55 out of Mansfield's total of 91 in the 1936/37 season! Harston only played for Liverpool on five occasions during the first half of the 1937/38 season. He scored after only 13 minutes of his debut at Chelsea on the opening day of the season but Liverpool were thrashed 6-1. He then scored twice in the next game when Portsmouth visited Anfield but lost his place in the side to Fred Howe after four matches had been played of the campaign. Harston's only other appearance for the first eleven came when he replaced Howe at Blackpool towards the end of November 1937, a fixture the visitors won 1-0. Harston unfortunately broke his leg in the 1938/39 season which effectively finished his professional career. He joined amateurs Shorts Football Club in the Kent League in August 1939. Harston was so described in 1936: "Speed belies his sturdy build, and apart from his deadly shooting, can work the ball well and feed his wings."

Appearances per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 5 0 0 0 0 5
1937-1938 5 0 0 0 0 5

A more detailed look at the player's appearances

Total Opponent
2 Portsmouth
1 Charlton Athletic
1 Chelsea
1 Blackpool
Total Competition
5 League

Goals per season

Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 3 0 0 0 0 3
1937-1938 3 0 0 0 0 3

A more detailed look at the player's goalscoring

Total Opponent
2 Portsmouth
1 Chelsea
Total Competition
3 League
Total Open play/Penalty
3 Open play

Milestone Appearances

# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 28.08.1937 Chelsea Stamford Bridge League

Milestone Goals

# Minute Date Against Stadium Competition
1 13 28.08.1937 Chelsea Stamford Bridge League

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Other Clubs

Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
Barnsley Co-op N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cudworth Village Barnsley Association League Senior Division N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ramsgate Town N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ramsgate Press Wanderers Kent League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Sheffield Wednesday 1928-1929 England First Division 0 0 0 0
Barnsley 1930-1931 England Second Division 12 4 12 4
Reading 1931-1932 England Third Division South 7 3 7 3
Reading 1932-1933 England Third Division South 8 7 8 7
Reading 1933-1934 England Third Division South 3 1 4 1
Bristol City 1934-1935 England Third Division South 22 15 31 15
Bristol City 1935-1936 England Third Division South 6 2 6 2
Mansfield Town 1935-1936 England Third Division North 29 26 31 26
Mansfield Town 1936-1937 England Third Division North 41 55 44 58
Shorts 1939- Kent League N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total 128 113 143 116
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