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Eric Ward

Debut game
v Leicester City Colts (a) 14th September 1940

Final game for Gresley Rovers first team
v Leicester City Colts (h) 27th September 1941

Eric was a local stand-in for Joe Calvert of Leicester City against Spurs in May 1941, and earned praise despite a 1-2 home defeat.

In December 1938, hed left HR Mansfield Sports to sign forms for Blackpool, but made no senior breakthrough there. Later with Pegsons Athletic, he also represented the Combined Services locally, and was with Coalville Town from 1945-46.
(LCFC 1 app)

During the War years 1939-1945 records are not reliable as many games and players were not published in the local press.
Also, players were called up and played as and when they were available.
These figures are based on the most reliable available.

Previous clubs

HR Mansfield Sports
First Name Eric
Last Name Ward
Signed September 1940
Position Goalkeeper
Appearances 25
Goals Scored 0
Clean Sheets 3
Left September 1941

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20 Newcastle Town 42 -24 39
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