Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I've just been informed that Roy 'Lofty' Lorenson passed away last night. He was something of a legend in his day, serving Halifax Town well for nine seasons. An uncompromising centre-half, he featured in the early rounds of the epic FA Cup run of 1952-53, scoring in the first round replay victory at Ashton United, but missing out in the games against Cardiff, Stoke and Tottenham. Roy went on to make 236 first team appearances and scored eight goals for the club, totals which would have been greater had he not missed two years through his time doing his National Service. He moved to Tranmere Rovers in October 1961 and later moved into coaching, one of the players under his tutelage being Steve Coppell. Over the last few years, Roy had been suffering with Alzheimer's Disease, and remembered nothing of his footballing days. Very sad. He died aged 88. 

  • Sad 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember fondly Roy Lawrenson playing against laurie  Whelan Ward (Polly) in the 1950s, Polly played for Bradford City he played inside forward was 5Ft 3ins tall, he had wonderful battles with Roy.as you can imagine, Laurie was a Ovenden lad and is now 91

Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, Central49 said:

I remember fondly Roy Lawrenson playing against laurie  Whelan Ward (Polly) in the 1950s, Polly played for Bradford City he played inside forward was 5Ft 3ins tall, he had wonderful battles with Roy.as you can imagine, Laurie was a Ovenden lad and is now 91

Polly Ward was our Halifax A team coach when I played, trying to get the ball off him was virtually impossible.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...