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PLAYER RECORDS

PUBLISHED

16:10 4th September 2015

by Paul Taylor, Club Historian

RECORD APPEARANCES (FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND NON-LEAGUE):


(all competitions in parentheses)


400+

440      (513)   Rod Arnold                   1970-71, 1972-73 to 1983-84

413      (479)   Sandy Pate                  1967-68 to 1977-78

 

300+

384      (413)   Don Bradley                 1949-50 to 1961-62

379      (399)   Dennis Wright              1946-47 to 1956-57

377      (452)   Kevin Bird                    1972-73 to 1982-83

373      (448)   George Foster              1984-85 to 1992-93

328      (365)   Peter Morris                 1961-62 to 1967-68, 1976-77 to 1977-78

 

200+

292      (307)   Sid Watson                  1951-52 to 1960-61

287      (343)   Barry Foster                1971-72 to 1981-82

256      (281)   Sammy Chessell          1946-47 to 1953-54 (played in FA Cup 1945-46)

252      (316)   Tony Lowery                1982-83 to 1990-91

250      (302)   Mark Kearney              1982-83 to 1990-91

248      (258)   Oscar Fox                    1950-51 to 1956-57

237      (278)   Steve Charles              1987-88 to 1992-93

232      (274)   Steve Wilkinson           1989-90 to 1994-95

229      (275)   Kevin Kent                   1985-86 to 1990-91

229      (260)   Clive Walker                1969-70 to 1974-75

213      (231)   Colin Toon                   1957-58 to 1965-66

213      (225)   Eddie Barks                 1948-49 to 1954-55

205      (249)   Colin Foster                 1971-72 to 1978-79

201      (217)   John Grogan                1917-48 to 1951-52

200      (230)   Dudley Roberts            1967-68 to 1973-74

RECORD GOALS SCORED (FOOTBALL LEAGUE & NON-LEAGUE):


(All competitions in parentheses)

 

100+

104      (114)   Harry Johnson               1931-32 to 1935-36

 

90+

93        (106)   Ken Wagstaff                 1961-62 to 1964-65

 

80+

88        (118*)  Chris Staniforth             1921-22, 1924-25, 1926-27, 1928-29 to

                                                            1929-30, 1931-32

83        (91)     Steve Wilkinson             1989-90 to 1994-95

81        (85)     Ted Harston*                 1935-36 to 1936-37

 

70+

78        (88)     Roy Chapman                 1961-62 to 1964-65

76        (89)     Dickie Donoven              1922-23 to 1924-25

70        (73)     Matt Green                     2011-13, 2015- (incl 16 in 15-16)

 

60+

66        (74)     Dudley Roberts               1967-68 to 1973-74

63        (64)     George Darwin                1953-54 to 1956-57

62        (62)     Ken Reeve                      1949-50 to 1953-54

60        (61)     Ken Murray                     1953-54 to 1956-57

 

50+

58        (65)     David Caldwell                  1979-80 to 1984-85 

53        (62)     Kevin Bird                         1972-73 to 1982-83

53        (57)     Bill Curry                           1964-65 to 1967-68

53        (53)     Peter Morris                      1961-62 to 1967-68, 1976-77 to 1977-78

52        (64)     Keith Cassells                   1985-86 to 1988-89

52        (59)     Ray Clarke                        1974-75 to 1975-76   

 

*Ted Harston is the only player in this list to average over a goal a game, he scored 1.16 goals per game in Football League matches and 1.12 in all matches. 1.16 goals/games equates to a goal every 78 minutes!

 

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Harry Johnson (pictured) is the Stags' all-time leading goal scorer


INDIVIDUAL GOAL SCORING FEATS (FOOTBALL LEAGUE ONLY):

 

Most goals in a game:       7          Ted Harston               23/01/1937 vs Hartlepool United

                                                                                   

First hat trick:                               Harry Johnson            28/03/1932 vs Luton Town

 

First 4 goal haul:                           Harry Johnson            05/09/1932  vs New Brighton

 

5 Goals:                                        Ted Harston                09/09/1936 vs Rochdale

               Ted Harston                27/03/1937 vs Port Vale

               Steve Wilkinson          03/04/1990 vs Birmingham City

 

Most hat tricks in total:                   10        Ted Harston

 

Most hat tricks one season:             7         Ted Harston    1936-37

 

Debut hat tricks:                               Ted Harston                19/10/1935 vs Southport

                                                           Harry Crawshaw          28/08/1937 vs Northampton Town

                                                           Keith Cassells             17/08/1985 vs Hereford United

 

Fastest Hat tricks:                           7 mins    Iffy Onuora               (11/03/1995 vs Lincoln City)

                                                         10 mins   Iyseden Christie        (01/11/2002 vs Colchester United)

 

Most Goals in a season:                 55         Ted Harston          1936-37

 

30 or more goals in a season:        32       Harry Johnson       1931-32

                                                        30        Harry Johnson       1932-33

                                                        34        Ken Wagstaff         1962-63

                                                        30        Roy Chapman        1962-63

 

Consecutive scoring: 10 games, Harry Johnson 05/09/1932 to 05/11/1932Harry

 

 

Penalties scored (career):                      28        Peter Morris

 

Penalties scored (single season):          10        Liam Lawrence           (2003-04)

 

RECORD APPEARANCES (FA CUP):

 

Competition proper:          

1.    Sandy Pate                              36

2.    Don Bradley                             25

3.    Sammy Chessell                      25

4.    Rod Arnold                               24

5.    Kevin Bird                                24

6.    Barry Foster                             22

7.    Dennis Wright                          20

 

Qualifying competition:

1.    Dickie Bayliss                          22

2.    Lance Sheldon                         22

3.    Alf Middleton                            21

4.    Thomas Smith                         16

5.    Chris Staniforth                       16

 

Overall:

1.    Sandy Pate                             36

2.    Don Bradley                           25

3.    Sammy Chessell                     25

4.    Lance Sheldon                        25

5.    Rod Arnold                              24

6.    Kevin Bird                               24

7.    Barry Foster                            22

8.    Chris Staniforth                        22

9.    Dickie Bayliss                          22

10 Alf Middleton                           21

11 Dennis Wright                         20

 

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Sandy Pate (pictured) is the club's leading goal scorer in the FA Cup


RECORD GOALS SCORED (FA CUP):


Competition proper:

1.    Harry Johnson                            8

2.    Ken Wagstaff                             8

3.    Terry Eccles                               8

4.    Chris Greenacre                         6

5.    Richie Barker                             6

6.    Roy Chapman                            6

7.    Dudley Roberts                          6

 

Qualifying competition:

1.    Chris Staniforth                         15

2.    Dickie Donoven                         13

3.    Bernard Foster                          12

4.    Alf Middleton                              9

5.    Herbert Housley                         8

 

Overall:

1.    Chris Staniforth                        16

2.    Dickie Donoven                        13

3.    Bernard Foster                         12

4.    Alf Middleton                             9

5.    Harry Johnson                           8

6.    Ken Wagstaff                             8

7.    Terry Eccles                               8

8.    Herbert Housley                         8

 

INDIVIDUAL GOAL SCORING FEATS (FA CUP):


Qualifying competition:

·           6 goals – Bernard Foster vs Sutton Junction,  25/09/1920, Preliminary round

·           5 goals – Willie Devlin vs Highgate (home), 14/11/1930, 4th Qualifying Round

·           4 goals – Chris Staniforth vs Mansfield Col., 24/09/1921, Preliminary Round

·           4 goals – Chris Staniforth vs Whitwell, 24/10/1924, 1st Qualifying Round

·           4 goals – Joe Hill vs Highgate (home), 14/11/1930, 4th Qualifying Round

 

Competition proper:

·           3 goals – Ted Harston vs Barrow, 28/11/1936, 1st Round

·           3 goals – Stan Mercer vs Gloucester City, 27/11/1948, 1st Round

·           3 goals – Oscar Fox vs Scarborough, 22/11/1952, 1st Round

·           3 goals – Roy Chapman vs Hounslow, 05/11/1962, 1st Round

·           3 goals – Ivan Hollett vs Hounslow, 05/11/1962, 1st Round

·           3 goals – Ken Wagstaff vs Crystal Palace, 26/11/1962, 2nd Round

·           3 goals – Chris Greenacre vs Huddersfield Town, 08/12/2001, 2nd Round

·           3 goals – Neil MacKenzie vs Bishop’s Stortford, 08/11/2003, 1st Round

·           3 goals – Liam Lawrence vs Wycombe Wanderers, 16/12/2003, 2nd Round (r)

 

RECORD APPEARANCES (LEAGUE CUP):


1.    Kevin  Bird                               31

2.    Rod Arnold                               29

3.    Sandy Pate                              22

4.    George Foster                          22

5.    Tony Lowery                            19

6.    Peter Morris                             18

7.    Barry Foster                            18

8.    Mark Kearney                          18

9.    Steve Charles                          16

10 Ian Stringfellow                       16

 

RECORD GOAL SCORERS (LEAGUE CUP):

 

1.    Kevin Bird                                 6

2.    Iyseden Christie                        5

3.    Ken Wagstaff                            5

4.    Ian Stringfellow                         5

5.    Roy Chapman                            4

6.    Mick Laverick                            4

7.    Steve Wilkinson                        4

 

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Kevin Bird has made the most appearances and scored the most goals for the Stags in the League Cup


INDIVIDUAL GOAL SCORING FEATS (LEAGUE CUP):

 

·         3 goals – Malcolm Partridge vs Chesterfield, 19/08/1970, 1st Round

3 goals – Iyseden Christie vs Stockport County, 12/08/1997, 1st Round, 1st leg

 

RECORD APPEARANCES (ASSOCIATE MEMBERS CUP):

 

1.    George Foster                         34

2.    Tony Lowery                           29

3.    Kevin Kent                              23

4.    Mark Kearney                          22

5.    Paul Garner                             21

6.    Kevin Hitchcock                       20

7.    Ian Stringfellow                       16

8.    Michael Graham                       16

9.    Steve Wilkinson                       15

10. Neil Whatmore                        15

 

RECORD GOAL SCORERS (ASSOCIATE MEMBERS CUP):

 

1.    Tony Lowery                             6

2.    Steve Charles                           4

3.    Neil Whatmore                          4

4.    Ian Stringfellow                         4

5.    Mark Kearney                            4

6.    Kevin Kent                                4

7.    Keith Cassells                           3

 

RECORD APPEARANCES (FA TROPHY):

 

1.    Louis Briscoe                          12

2.    Gary Silk                                10

3.    Adam Murray                           9

4.    Paul Connor                             9

5.    Tyrone Thompson                    9

6.    Ashley Cain                              8

7.    Kevin Sandwith                        7

8.    Tom Naylor                              7

9.    Kyle Nix                                   5

10. Adam Smith                            5

11. Dan Spence                             5

 

RECORD GOAL SCORERS (FA TROPHY):

 

1.    Paul Connor                             5

2.    Louis Briscoe                           5

3.    Keigan Parker                          3

4.    Danny Mitchley                        2

5.    Junior Daniel                            1

6.    Simon Grand                            1

7.    Aaron O’Connor                        1

8.    Luke Medley                             1

9.    Rob Duffy                                 1

10. Matt Green                              1

 

GOALKEEPING CLEAN SHEETS (FOOTBALL LEAGUE ONLY):


(Number of appearances given in parentheses):

 

Career:

124      (440)   Rod Arnold                  1970-71, 1972-73 to 1983-84

87        (379)   Dennis Wright             1946-47 to 1956-57

68        (182)   Kevin Hitchcock          1983-84 to 1987-88

58        (174)   Ian Bowling                1995-96 to 2000-01

47        (167)   Kevin Pilkington          2000-01 to 2004-05

46        (191)   Colin Treharne            1961-62 to 1965-66

41        (143)   Graham Brown            1969-70 to 1973-74, 1981-82

 

Single season:

20        Rod Arnold                              1974-75 and 1976-77

18        Kevin Hitchcock                      1984-85 and 1985-86

18        Ian Bowling                             1996-97

 

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An ever-present between 1974 and 1978, Rod Arnold holds the Stags' record for the most clean sheets


EVER-PRESENTS (FOOTBALL LEAGUE ONLY):

                       

Rod Arnold                  1974-75, 1976-77, 1977-78

Terry Austin                1979-80

Lloyd Barke                 1937-38

Stuart Boam                1968-69, 1969-70

Ian Bowling                 1996-97

Don Bradley                1951-52

Keith Cassells             1986-87

Steve Charles             1987-88, 1988-89

Sam Chessell              1950-51

Ray Clarke                  1974-75

Wayne Corden            2001-02

Edward Dransfield       1935-36

Ernest England            1931-32

George Foster             1985-86

John Gill                      1964-65

Mick Graham               1987-88

Kevin Gray                  1993-94

Chris Greenacre           2000-01

John Grogan                1948-49, 1950-51

Steve Harper               1997-98

Kevin Hitchcock           1985-86, 1986-87

Gordon Hodgson          1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78

Wilf Humble                 1963-64

Alex John-Baptiste       2006-07

Kevin Kent                   1986-87

Jack Lewis                   1950-51, 1951-52

John McClelland           1980-81

Tom Mitchinson           1966-67

Fred Morris                  1957-58

Peter Morris                 1964-65

Sandy Pate                  1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75

Kevin Pilkington           2003-04

John Quigley                1968-69

Mick Saxby                  1978-79

William Slack               1933-34

George Stimpson         1938-39

Dave Syrett                 1977-78

Colin Treharne              1962-63, 1963-64

Ken Wagstaff               1963-64

Clive Walker                1970-71

Steve Wilkinson           1993-94

Lee Williams                1999-2000

Lee Williamson             2001-02

Dennis Wright              1951-52, 1953-54, 1955-56

Rob Wyllie                   1960-61

 


SUBSTITUTES (FOOTBALL LEAGUE ONLY):

 

First substitute:             Brian MacReady (replaced Harry Middleton) vs Peterborough United, 2 October 1965.

 

First to score:                 Harry Middleton (replaced Albert Cheeseborough) versus Scunthorpe United, 7 March 1966.

 

First to score on debut: Adey Thorpe 07/05/1983 vs Peterbotough United

 

Most used substitute:       58        Ian Stringfellow.

Most used (one season):  24        Iyseden Christie 1998-99

 

Goal Scoring (Single Season):             5 Iyseden Christie 1998‑99

Goal Scoring Substitutes (Career):     9 Iyseden Christie

 

First to Score a penalty:      Terry Eccles 13/09/1975 vs Cardiff City

 

Player most subbed:            57 Wayne Corden



YOUNGEST AND OLDEST (FOOTBALL LEAGUE ONLY):

 

Youngest player:

Cyril Poole                   15 years 351 days      27/02/1937 vs New Brighton (home)

 

Youngest goal scorer:

Ian Stringfellow           17 years 145 days      30/09/1986 vs Gillingham (home)

 

Youngest hat-trick hero:

Sammy Chapman        18 years 161 days      03/11/1956 vs Darlington (home)

 

Youngest penalty scorer:

Peter Morris                 17 years 327 days      30/09/1961 vs Gillingham (home)

 

Youngest starting XI:

21 years          226 days:        29/04/2006 vs Bury (away)

 

Youngest Finishing XI:

21 years          86 days:          03/05/2003 vs Northampton Town (away)

 

Oldest player:

Brian Jensen                     40 years 67 days*      14/08/2015 vs Notts County (away) *still playing

 

Oldest debutant:

Brian Jensen                     40 years 67 days*      14/08/2015 vs Notts County (away) *still playing

 

Oldest goal scorer:

Tony Ford                        39 years 144 days      27/11/1998 vs Halifax Town (away)

 

Oldest hat trick hero:

Harry Johnson                  33 years 305 days      05/11/1932 vs Darlington (home)

 

Oldest penalty scorer:

Charlie Mitten                   37 years 50 days        08/03/1958 vs Barrow (home)

 

Oldest starting XI:

31 years 98 days:       26/03/1932 vs Fulham (home)

31 years 98 days:       31/08/1932 vs New Brighton (away)

 

Oldest finishing XI:

As above, no substitutions were allowed prior to the 1965/66 season

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