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Lacey Desmond

1949-50 Outside-right

Lacey_Desmond

CL   League 8 Apps 0 Goals    Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut  10 September 1949 Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)

Signed from Altrincham having previously played for Chester City and Witton Albion, all of Desmond's appearances came between September and November 1949 in a season when a number of players filled the outside-right position.

Died: Chester & Ellesmere Port 1974.

   
   

Lake G

1876-77

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player who appeared towards the end of the first season of the newly formed Macclesfield FC in their pre-league days.

   

Lake Mike

1986-87 to 1989-90 Midfielder

Lake

NPL    League 35(1)4    Cups 13(0)2

Debut 16 August 1986 Caernarfon Town (Away)

Conf   League 83(1)13  Cups 30(0)0

Brother of then Manchester City’s Paul who was later physio for the Silkmen, Mike was a tall, skilful player who had previous experience with Curzon Ashton and Manchester City reserves. Mike played an important role in the 1986-87 treble winning season (NPL Championship, League Cup and Presidents Cup), his first with the club, and won a semi-pro international cap in the

1988-89 season. Mike moved to Sheffield United for a then record fee of £60,000, where he remained until November 1992, when he signed for Wrexham. A knee injury ended his career after which he worked for the Royal Mail.

 

Lallamond

1881-82

Debut 5 November 1881 Talk o'th'Hill (Home)

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Lamb

1924-25 Inside-right

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 18 April 1925 Ellesmere Port Town (Away)

 

The inside-right for the Macclesfield reserve team was given a taste of senior football towards the end of the season.

   

Lambert Colin

1990-91 to 1992-93 Midfielder/forward

Colin Lambert

Conf   League 95(7)21   Cups 37(1)3

Debut 18 August 1990 Barnet (Home)

A strong and skilful player, who could play either in the midfield or up front, Colin signed from Winsford United having previously been with Flixton and Manchester Sunday side Astro.  During his time at the Moss Rose he attracted the interest of a number of Football League sides with his natural athleticism, power in the air together with his deceptive pace and control. He gained a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1991.

On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Halifax Town in the summer of 1993 moving to Hednesford Town in the summer of 1995 and later played for Winsford United and Chorley before returning to Hednesford Town for a time as manager.

 

Lambert Rickie

2000-01 and 2001-02 Midfielder/forward

Rickie Lambert

FL    League 36(8)8    Cups 5(0)2

Debut 3 March 2001 Chesterfield (Home)

A former Blackpool trainee, Rickie joined the Silkmen in December 2000, initially playing most of his football in the Youth and Reserve teams in the centre of midfield where he gave some impressive performances.  He broke into the senior side towards the end of the season and was promoted to the first-team squad for the 2001-02 season, quickly becoming a regular in the starting line-up where he was equally effective in midfield or as a striker. Rickie possesses a devastating right-foot from set-pieces and in November 2001 he scored two spectacular free kicks in the FA Cup tie against Forest Green Rovers at the Moss Rose (his first ever FA Cup appearance), and the following week scored a hat-trick against Luton Town, again at the Moss Rose.  Rickie moved to Stockport County in April 2002 for a club record fee of £300,000. He moved to Rochdale on a free transfer, then to Bristol Rovers for a fee of £200,000, in August 2009 to Southampton for a fee of £1M where he continued to be very successful. Made his Premier League debut on 19 August 2012 against Manchester City when he scored Southampton's first goal of the match and went on to make 235 appearances scoring 117 goals in all competitions during his time on the south coast.  His move to Liverpool for fee of £4M in the summer of 2014 took him back 'home', but he was underutilised and signed for West Bromwich Albion for fee of £3M in the summer of 2015. Moved to Cardiff City in the summer of 2016.

At international level, his debut for England came from the substitutes' bench in the friendly match against Scotland at Wembley on 14 August 2013, scoring the winning goal with his first touch and went on to make a total of 11 appearances scoring three goals.

 

Lammano Lou

1979-80 Defender

NPL    League 3(0)0    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 19 February 1980 Buxton (Away)

Signed on non-contract forms from the Welsh League at a time when the side were depleted through injuries.

 

Lane

1919-20 Centre-forward

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 21 February 1920 Altrincham (Away)

 

From Stockport, given a two match trial in a season when several players were being tried out in the centre-forward position.

   

Landon Richard

1996-97 to 1998-99

Richard Landon

Conf   League   6(0)3    Cups 1(0)1

Debut 25 January 1997 Slough Town (Home)

FL       League 16(16)9  Cups 2(3)0

Debut 9 August 1997 Torquay United (Home)

Richard came into the professional game late at the age of 23 when he signed for Plymouth from Bedworth, before moving to Stockport County for a fee of £50,000.  Whilst at County he had a successful loan spell at the Moss Rose in the Conference Championship season and was signed by the Silkmen in the summer of 1997. During the 1997-98 season, the tall striker found himself squeezed out of the side on several occasions by new arrivals as Sammy McIlroy tried to find a goal scoring formation, but still finished as one of the team’s top scorers. In his next season, he spent much of the time out on loan at non-League sides Nuneaton Borough, Netherfield and Atherstone United, before being released in the summer of 1999 when he signed for Hednesford. Richard later moved to Altrincham, then Radcliffe Borough and is now Stockport County’s kit man.

 

Lappin H A

Lappin_Harry

1913-14, 1914-15 and 1919-20 Outside-right

LC     League 36 Apps 2 Goals     Cups 7 Apps 2 Goals

CL     League 8 Apps 0 Goals      Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

20 September 1913 Barnoldswick (Away)

Known to have played for Clapton Orient (now Leyton Orient) at the same time as his brother Hubert.  He went on to play for Hazel Grove and Hurst before moving to Macclesfield.

He first played for Macclesfield in 1913 when he was almost ever-present from his debut to the end of October 1914 leaving the club to join the King's Royal Lancasters along with his two brothers in the First World War. He was described as an influential and spectacular player being one of the best outside-rights in the Lancashire Combination.

After the War made five appearances for Hurst as one of 95 different players used by them, before signing for Hazel Grove again in 1919 and was then on the books of Mossley but never progressed beyond their reserve team. 

He returned to Macclesfield, his third club during the 1919-20 season, initially playing for the reserve team.  He moved to the senior side for a series of eight consecutive matches in October and November 1919 and re-appeared for two matches towards the end of the season at a time when a backlog of matches was being cleared.

(Thanks go to both Neil Kaufman (Historian Leyton Orient) and Charbel Boujaoude for their input to this profile.)

   

Larner Geoff

1981-82 Forward

NPL    League 13(4)6   Cups 3(1)1

Debut 22 September 1981 Worksop Town (Away)

Before joining Macclesfield played in the Cheshire League with St Helens Town. Whilst Geoff was not a regular in the starting line-up, he made a valuable contribution scoring, on average, one goal in every three appearances. He scored two goals in the 4-1 win at Gainsborough Trinity and another brace in the 3-0 home victory against Netherfield.

 

Latham Allan

1966-67 Outside-right

CL    League 1(1)0    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 22 October 1966 Sub Tranmere Rovers Reserves (Away)

A fringe player, brother of David.

 

Latham David

Latham_David

1964-65 to 1967-68 Winger

CL    League 93(2)14    Cups 33(1)4

Debut 7 November 1964 Runcorn (Home)

A Busby babe at Manchester United, David had also played for Southport and Altrincham before joining the Silkmen for a fee of £100. He was a stylish, fast and clever ball player who played on both wings. Scored a hat-trick in two and half minutes in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup in September 1965. He was a salesman in the soft drinks trade whilst at Macclesfield.  He moved to Stafford Rangers and then Nantwich Town.  Later he worked for Littlewoods Pools. Brother of Allan.

 

Lavelle

1911-12 Inside-right

 

LC     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 9 September 1911 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)

 

Made just one appearance and, like so many other players during the 1911-12 season, was probably on trial.

   

Lavelle-Moore Malachi

lavelle_moore_malachi

2013-14 Forward

NC     League 1(4)0     Cups 1(1)1

Debut 12 August 2014 Sub AFC Telford United (Away)

Came through the ranks at Notts County signing his first professional contract with them at the age of 18, but did not break into the senior side spending time on loan at Grantham Town during the 2013-14 season.

Signed for the Silkmen in August 2014 but found it almost impossible to force his way into the side becoming a fringe player.  He scored his one goal in an early round of the Cheshire Senior Cup at Hyde in January 2015. Spent a short time on loan at Witton Albion early in 2015.

On leaving Macclesfield, after trials at St Mirren and Cambridge during the summer of 2015, signed for Torquay United moving to Rushall Olympic in November 2015 and then to Boston United in January 2016 for the remainder of the 2015-16 season. In the summer of 2016 signed for Ilkeston but moved to Coalville and then to Carlton Town in February 2017. Signed for Alfreton Town in the summer of 2017.

   
   

Laws Joe Minto

1929-30 and 1931-32 Outside-left

Laws_Joe

CL     League 44 Apps 15 Goals     Cups 13 Apps 5 Goals

Debut 31 August 1929 Nantwich (Home) Challenge Cup R1

Born in Cornsay, County Durham, started his career with Spennymoor United before moving to Castleford Town (July 1920), Spennymoor United again (September 1920), Grimsby Town (May 1921), Worksop Town (August 1923), York City (summer of 1925), Nottingham Forrest (September 1926) and Southport (June 1927).

Signed for Macclesfield in July 1929. During the 1929-30 season he was the only player to be ever-present and also held the outside-left position throughout the season despite several changes of positions within the team as a whole. He scored on his debut and made a useful contribution of 18 goals in a season when the team amassed a total of 181 goals in all competitions. Joe gained a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1930.

Moved to Ashton National for the majority of the 1930-31 season.

Returned to Macclesfield for the 1931-32 season, but could not establish himself in the team only making three appearances but scored two goals. In the end he asked to be released from the club and signed for Chorley in July 1932.

He was mine host of the Green Dragon and later at the George Hotel.

Died in Buxton on 29 August 1958.

 

Lawton A

1908-09 and 1909-10 Centre-forward

Lawton_A

ML     League 35 Apps 24 Goals     Cups 6 Apps  0 Goals

Debut 19 December 1908 Tonge (Home)

Although he only featured in the second half of the 1908-09 season he was top season scorer with 15 goals, including four in the 5-0 home win against Denton in February 1909, helping the team to win the Manchester League Championship. He started the 1909-10 season as the first choice centre-forward playing regularly until the end of December 1909 when he lost his place to J McAngus.  When Tommy Nolan was injured he returned for the home match against Tyldesley Albion on 5 March 1910 but was unfortunately injured, however, towards the end of the season he returned for the Cheshire Senior Cup Final when the team were runners' up and for one league match. He represented Cheshire County in December 1909.

   

Lawton Jack

1938-39 Forward

CL     League 4 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 21 September 1938 Altrincham (Home)

Played for Manchester North End and was then on the books of Burnley before playing for Altrincham.

Only with Macclesfield for a short time with all his appearances coming within a space of 14 days, his one goal was scored on his debut in the 2-1 win.

   

Laycock George

1901-02 to 1904-05 Defender

 

#ML     League 46 Apps 2 Goals     Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 7 September 1901 Northwich Victoria (Home)

 

A product of Macclesfield School Old Boys where he played at centre-half, he signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1901.  During the 1901-02 season his time was divided between the senior and the reserve teams but he was promoted to the senior side for the 1902-03 season. He filled various defender positions with ease (the committee of that time were well known for moving players from one position to another) and was a popular and respected player.  By the 1904-05 season George only played occasionally as he had left Macclesfield to attend college.  He was the son of the vicar of Hurdsfield.

   

Lea Tom

1888-89 to 1892-83  Forward

#TC     League 4 Apps 0 Goals       Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

Debut 19 April 1889 Bollington (Away)

 

A native of Southport, he moved to Macclesfield from Southport Central Club when he came to work in Macclesfield, making his debut for the side in April 1889.  Scored the only goal in the semi-final of the Cheshire Senior Cup in February 1890, and gained a winners' medal in the competition when he also scored a goal in the 4-1 victory over Nantwich in the final the following month. Also made a handful of appearances in Macclesfield's Combination League side.

By trade he was a tailor working at Swanwick's in Market Place.

   

Leake Albert

1960-61 to 1966-67 Defender/Manager

Leake

CL    League 207(2)7   Cups 54(0)0

Debut 21 January 1961 Rhyl (Home)

Albert commenced his football career at Stoke City playing for them as an amateur before signing professional forms for Port Vale where he spent 10 years and was captain before moving to Macclesfield. At Port Vale he was a member of the team which won the Third Division (North) title and were FA Cup semi-finalists in 1953-54, then was ever-present in Vale's 1958-59 Fourth Division title triumph.

He was promoted to manager in July 1963 on the departure of Frank Bowyer and, like his predecessor, was a firm disciplinarian. Albert was a successful manager: in his first season in charge the team won the Cheshire Senior Cup and were Champions of Cheshire League. In the following three seasons the side finished second, third and fifth in the Cheshire League.  He left the Moss Rose in April 1967 spending the following 28 years as an education welfare officer.  He died in July 1999.

 

Leary Liam

Leary_Liam

2012-13

NC     Cups 1(0)0

Debut 26 February 2013 Stalybridge Celtic (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup R2

A member of the Macclesfield Youth Team. His one appearance came when members of the youth team where fielded for the Cheshire Senior Cup tie. Released at the end of the 2012-13 season.

Since leaving Macclesfield Liam has played for Vauxhall Motors, Bootle FC, Waterloo GSOB and Alder FC.

 
 
 
   

Leather John

1893-94 to 1895-96 Goalkeeper

#TC     League 21 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 8 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 23 September 1893 Stockport County (Home)

 

For the 1893-94 and 1894-95 seasons was the reserve 'keeper to Jack Kent, but succeeded

 

Kent when he moved to Congleton playing throughout the 1895-96 season gaining a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup.

Moved to Woolwich Arsenal on leaving Macclesfield where he made 10 senior appearances between 1896 and 1898 and signed for Queen's Park Rangers in August 1899.

   

Leaver Derek

1957-58 Forward

CL  League 16 Apps 7 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 4 Goals

Debut 24 August 1957 Buxton (Home)

Joined Macclesfield from Crewe Alexandra appearing regularly in the first half of the season.  He scored on his debut and netted a hat-trick in the 5-4 home win against Winsford United in the FA Cup preliminary round. On leaving the Moss Rose signed for Mossley.

 

Ledgar Jimmy

1961-62 Winger

CL   League 1 App 0 Goals

Debut 18 November 1961 Bangor City (Away)

With Keith Goalen injured, reserve team player Ledgar was introduced.  His firm tackling was not appreciated by the Bangor supporters who 'got on his back' which had a detrimental effect on his game.  At one stage of the match his tackle gashed a Bangor player resulting in the referee inspecting Ledgar's boots and sending him off to have a nail knocked back in.  This proved to be his sole appearance for the senior side.

 

Lee Andy

1937-38 Left-back

CL    League 19 Apps 0 Goals   Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 27 November 1937 Runcorn (Home)

Prior to joining Macclesfield in November 1937 he played for Wisbech (on two occasions), Peterborough and Glentoran. A consistent performer, Andy was ever-present in the side from his debut until the final few matches of the season. He had already incurred a knee injury during this time but injured his knee again, which sidelined him to the end of the season.  After the summer break he played in a pre-season match in 1938, but his knee gave way again and had to be carried off the pitch.  Unfortunately this injury ended his football career.

 

Lee Brian

1970-71 to 1972-73 Defender

NPL    League 18(1)0   Cups 3(2)0

Debut 26 January 1971 Chorley (Away) NW Floodlit League

A local amateur who was a member of the reserve team normally used as a stand in for the senior side.

 

Lee E

1927-28 Outside-left

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 3 September 1927 Sandbach Ramblers (Away)

 

Previously with Grantham he was given an early season one match trial, and was one of 10 players who only made a single appearance during the 1927-28 season.

   

Lee James Thomas

1919-1920, 1922-23 and 1923-24 Goalkeeper

 

CL     League 43 Apps 2 Goals     Cups 11 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 5 April 1920 Witton Albion (Away) Cheshire League Subsidiary Competition

 

Played for Cradley Heath before serving in the Army during WW1.

On the books of Aston Villa from March 1919 and during his time there was given a one match trial at Macclesfield on 5 April 1920 but was not signed at that time. He then moved to Stoke City in August 1921.

Signed by Macclesfield in the summer 1922. He shared goalkeeping duties with Joseph Anderson in the 1922-23 season, but at the start of the following season he was the first choice 'keeper. Even though he had been ever-present until early January 1924 he then lost his place to H. Wood.  Whilst at Macclesfield he liked to take penalty kicks and was successful on two occasions.

Signed for Stourbridge in the summer of 1925.

   

Lee Tommy

2005-06 to 2007-08 Goalkeeper

Tommy Lee

FL    League 62(1)0    Cups 4(0)0

Debut 15 February 2006 Oxford United (Away)

Having spent a successful three month loan spell at the Moss Rose from Manchester United in the 2005-06 season, Tommy moved to Macclesfield on a permanent basis in the summer of 2006.  He shared goalkeeping duties with Jon Brain in the early part of the season but picked up an injury which left him side-lined for a period during which time Jon Brain broke a leg.  On recovering to full fitness, Tommy returned to the side and, other than for one match, was Macclesfield’s sole ‘keeper for the second half of the season.  His performance improved as the campaign progressed, and on more than one occasion he kept the side in the game with some excellent saves. Tommy continued as a member of the Silkmen squad, and was first choice ‘keeper in the 2007-08 season until he broke his hand in November when he was replaced by Jon Brain.  Towards the end of the season, Tommy spent time on loan at Rochdale when he appeared in the Coca-Cola League Two Play-off Final at Wembley. In the summer of 2008 he signed for Chesterfield.

 

Lee W

1886-87 to 1888-89

Debut - unknown due to missing match information

 

There is no information recorded for this player who only made the occasional appearance over his three seasons with the club.

   

Lees

1899-1900 Goalkeeper

 

#NSL     League 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 23 September 1899 Leek (Away)

 

Stop-gap 'keeper for the Hallefield-Macclesfield side at the beginning of the1899-1900  season until the appointment of Ennis.

   

Lees Fowen

1885-86 and 1886-87

Debut - unkown due to missing match information

 

A member of Macclesfield's reserve team who also appeared at senior level mainly during the 1886-87 season.

   

Lees Terence 'Terry'

1985-86 Midfielder/defender

Lees_Terry

NPL    League 25(0)0    Cups 10(0)0

Debut 24 August 1985 Goole Town (Away)

Terry was a highly experienced and travelled defender whose football career started as a member of the youth team at Stoke City in 1968 and concluded at Macclesfield in 1986. He played for Football League sides Stoke City, Crewe Alexandra, Port Vale (who paid Stoke City a fee of £3,000), Birmingham City, Newport County and Scunthorpe United. 

He also played abroad for San Jose Earthquakes in the North American Soccer League, and in the Dutch Eerste Divisie for Sparta Rotterdam (who paid £25,000 for his services), Roda JC and DS’79, as well as spending a short time in Hong Kong.

At non-League level, as well as Macclesfield, he played for Stafford Rangers and Altrincham.  After retiring as a player he was manager at non-League clubs Hanley Town, Kidsgrove Athletic and Ball Haye Green and was also assistant manager at Meir K.A.  After leaving football he managed a burger van.

 

Leese

1927-28 Inside-right

 

CL     League 3 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 7 September 1927 Nantwich (Home)

 

From the Potteries, he was one of eight different players used throughout the season at inside-right. 

   

Leese Dave

1974-75 Utility

NPL    League 7(0)0    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 21 September 1974 Matlock Town (Home)

Dave played mainly for the reserve team.

 

Leicester Stuart

Leicester

1992-93 and 1993-94 Midfielder

Conf    League 35(6)2    Cups 19(1)5

Debut 25 August 1992 Runcorn (Away)

A speedy winger signed from Stalybridge having started his football career at Irlam. Another player who attracted the interest of Football League scouts including Preston North End. Whilst playing for Macclesfield, he was chef at the Fools Nook pub where his father was the licensee. Moved back to Stalybridge Celtic initially on loan but then permanently for a fee of £750.  Later played for Witton Albion, Ashton United, Leek Town, Radcliffe Borough and Flixton after which he undertook a coaching role at Manchester University.

 

Leigh

1911-12 Outside-left

 

ML     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

LC      League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 9 September 1911 Stalybridge Celtic (Home)

 

A Mancunian, it would appear that he was signed by Macclesfield in the summer of 1911, however, he did not establish himself in either the Manchester League or the Lancashire Combination teams. His three appearances came in September and October 1911 and January 1912.

Leigh Gordon

1957-58 Inside-right

Leigh_Gordon

 

CL  League 14 Apps 3 Goals 

Debut 16 November 1957 Port Vale (Home)

Came into the side when they were struggling to find any sort of form, and was perhaps unfortunate that in his first nine appearances there was only one victory, however, he was on the score sheet for the home win against Runcorn. Gordon's daughter, Andrea Priestley, has inform us that her father joined the Silkmen probably after completing his National Service and that he had played football during his Army days.  Gordon died in 1996.

 

Lennard

1906-07 and 1907-08 Outside-right

 

ML     League 4 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 29 March 1907 Denton (Home)

 

Made a single appearance in the 1906-07 season, possibly on trial, and was signed for the Macclesfield reserve team for the 1907-08 season.  Lennard played in three consecutive  senior matches in March 1908 deputising for Trueman when he was out of contention due to illness.

   

Lennon John

1996-97

Conf    Cups 1(0)0

Debut 11 March 1997 Nantwich Town (Away) Cheshire Senior Cup Semi-final

John made just one senior appearance for the Silkmen in the second leg of the Semi-final of the Cheshire Senior Cup.

 

Lennon Pat

1993-94 Goalkeeper

Conf    League 3(0)0

Debut 24 August 1993 Bromsgrove Rovers (Home)

His three appearances came at the beginning of the season in place of the regular ‘keeper Steve Farrelly in Sammy McIlroy’s first season in charge as manager.

 

Levendis Andy

1996-97

Levendis_Andy

Conf    Cups 3(5)0

Debut 19 March 1997 Sub Morecambe (Away) Spalding Challenge Cup Semi-final L1

Andy moved to the Moss Rose from Oldham Athletic. He was used solely in Cup competitions, including appearing in the two legs of both the Semi-final and the Final of the Spalding Challenge Cup when Macclesfield finished as runners-up.  Also gained a winners' medel in the Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1997.

On leaving the Moss Rose, Andy moved to Caernarfon Town for the 1997-98 season.  More recently he has played at non-League level for clubs in the North West of England including Winsford United, Abbey Hey and Glossop North End.

Andy is a capable musician. He is Head of Music at a Manchester College, plays the violin in a classical string quartet, plays in a Greek/Jazz band and leads ensembles across the North West.

 

Lewis

1919-20 Outside-left

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 17 April 1920 Mossley (Away) Cheshire League Subsidiary Competition

 

Joined Macclesfield from Moston, Manchester in March 1920 at a time when Macclesfield were clearing a back-log of matches, especially in the Subsidiary Competition. Said to have declined an approach from Blackpool.

   

Lewis Paul

Lewis_Paul 

2012-13 to 2016-17 Midfielder

NC      League 73(22)16     Cups 17(5)3

Debut 31 October 2012 Sub Stockport County Cheshire Senior Cup Round 1

An energetic central midfielder who first joined Macclesfield at the age of 16 from Everton progressing to the youth team. Appeared in both the Cheshire Senior Cup matches for the 2012-13 season scoring a penalty in the second tie against Stalybridge Celtic.

Gained his first professional contract in the summer of 2013. In the early part of the 2013-14 season Paul was used sparingly and was unavailable for a time due to a groin strain. Gradually he was used more frequently and by the end of the season had established himself as a reliable member of the side growing in strength and ability all the time. His league goal was the winning goal scored in the 90th minute in the 3-2 victory at Forest Green Rovers in October 2013.

Paul was regularly in the starting line-up from the start of the 2014-15 season performing as strongly as ever. He was unfortunate to break his collar bone in the first minute of the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying round replay at Wrexham at the end of October 2014 which left him out of contention until 17 January 2015 when he returned for the away match at Kidderminster, and then featured regularly in the starting line-up for the remainder of the season. He was voted the most improved player for the 2014-15 season and gained a winners' medal in the Cheshire Senior Cup competition.

Paul was dogged by injury during the 2015-16 season with the result that he only featured in 28 of the 54 matches, nevertheless, when he was in the team he made some strong and telling midfield performances scoring  five goals including the winner against Guiseley at the Moss Rose.

In the first half of the 2016-17 season Paul was a regular in the side only missing a few matches through injury.  His best performance came against top-of-the table Tranmere Rovers at the Moss Rose on 1 January 2017 when his hat-trick earned the Silkmen a well deserved victory.

Signed a three and a half year contract with Cambridge United on 13 January 2017, Macclesfield receiving an undisclosed fee.

 

Leyfield Jack

1956-57 Right-half

CL  League 32 Apps 1 Goal    Cups 8 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 18 August 1956 Buxton (Home)

Enjoyed league experience at Wrexham and had also played for Ellesmere Port and Winsford.  Was a regular in the starting line-up throughout the season and was the club captain for a team which reached the Semi-final of the Cheshire Challenge Cup.

 

Liburd Patrece

2008-09 Defender

Liburd_Patrece

FL    League 1(0)0

Debut 2 May 2009 Grimsby Town (Away)

Patrece commenced his career at Barnsley before moving to Nottingham Forest where he played in the youth and reserve sides.  When he was released, after a short trial with Cardiff City, he joined Worcester City and then moved to Dorchester Town where he was made team captain.  When Dorchester encountered financial problems, Patrece was released in February 2009 and after a trial at Macclesfield he signed non-contract forms to the end of the season.  He has represented St Kitts and Nevis at international level in World Cup qualifying games.  Patrece made his Football League debut in his one and only appearance at centre-back for the Silkmen in their last match of the 2008-09 campaign, at a time when other defenders were out of contention through injury.  Has since played at Farsley Celtic and Droylsden, and signed in July 2010 for Belgium Fourth Division club Royal Racing Club Montegnee, returning to the UK in 2012.  During 2012 he played briefly for Harrogate Town, Garforth Town, Curzon Ashton and Frickley Athletic..

 

Liddell Johnny

1946-47 and 1947-48 Goalkeeper

CL    League 40 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 6 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 30 November 1946 Witton Albion (Away)

Johnny's football career started with Manchester Boys, and having spent two seasons with Altrincham he signed professional forms with Aldershot. He was a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF where he was a sports' officer.  During the Second World War he guested for Manchester United, Stockport County and Bolton Wanderers. After the war he left Aldershot due to a housing shortage.

With Foxcroft leaving the Silkmen at short notice in November 1946, Macclesfield signed Johnny as their regular goalkeeper.  He was recognised as a talented ‘keeper who played many brilliant games and was almost ever-present until he moved to Wellington in November 1947.

   

Lievesley Wilfred

1930-31 Inside-right

Lievesley_Wilfred

CL    League 26 Apps 20 Goals     Cups 5 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 30 August 1930 Nantwich (Home)

Started his career at in his home town playing for Staveley Old Boys before moving to Derby County (May 1920), and then Manchester United (October1922) but only made two senior league appearances there. Wilfred spent the next five years from August 1923 with Exeter City making almost 100 league appearances and scored 38 goals. He then partnered Cecil Smith (see separate entry) at Wigan Borough in the 1928-29 season before moving to Cardiff City in May 1929 where he scored over 30 goals for their reserve side and made three appearances with the First Division side.

Wilfred signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1930 regularly filling the inside-right position from  the start of the season until  March 1931. He was a stylish performer with a good shot, scoring 20 league goals including a hat-trick in the 6-1 home win against Altrincham in November 1930.

Signed for Matlock Town in July 1933 and completed his career with Haydock Colliery

Wilfred died in February 1979 at the age of 76.

 

Lightbourne Kyle

2001-02 and 2002-03 Forward

Kyle Lightbourne

FL    League 61(12)14    Cups 7(0)3

Debut 11 August 2001 Swansea City (Home)

Kyle represented Bermuda at international level in both football and cricket and started his English football career at Scarborough in 1992. He then played for six other clubs either permanently or on loan, including Coventry City (£500,000 fee) and Stoke City (£500,000 fee), before moving to Macclesfield  in the summer of 2001. In his first season he found it difficult to settle into his striker’s role partly because of an ankle injury, but enjoyed an injury free second season when he made a useful contribution showing more pace up front and good defensive work against set pieces, scoring 13 goals including his 100th Football League goal.  Kyle was released in the summer of 2003 when he returned home to become the manager of the Bermuda National Football Team. He was part of the management team of the Bermuda Hogges from 2007 to 2009, alongside Shaun Goater. Having retired from playing Kyle continued his management career with PHC Zebras and then Robin Hood.

 

Lillis Mark Anthony

1993-94 and 1994-95 Defender

Mark Lillis

Conf    League 35(2)0    Cups 19(5)1

Debut 21 August 1993 Bath City (Away)

Mark came to Macclesfield from Witton Albion having gained vast experience in the Football League. His career began at Huddersfield where he made over 200 appearances and scored 56 league goals and was captain for two years. He then spent time at Manchester City (fee £130,000), Derby County (fee £200,000), Aston Villa, Scunthorpe United and Stockport County. In his first season at Macclesfield Mark played in the majority of the matches but was appointed coach for the 1994-95 season with his player registration retained although he only made four appearances. In 1994 gained winners' medals in the Conference League Cup and Staffordshire Senior Cup competitions.

When he left the Moss Rose he was appointed Youth Team manager at Huddersfield Town becoming assistant manager at Scunthorpe in 1996. His first full managerial appointment was at Halifax Town in 1999 which he held until September 2000.  In March 2003 he was caretaker-manager of Derby and, also in March 2003, he became assistant to Sammy McIlroy in charge of the Northern Ireland side. When Sammy McIlroy was appointed manager at Stockport County, Mark was again his assistant and when McIlroy quit the job Mark was caretaker-manager until December 2004.

Yet again Mark became assistant to Sammy McIlroy, on this occasion at Morecambe, a position he held until the end of the 2010-11 season when they both left the club by mutual consent.

Subsequently Mark was appointed Academy Manager at Huddersfield Town and in February 2012 was given temporary responsibility for the first team on the departure of the manager. Mark left Huddersfield in 2016 having been their Academy Manager for four and half years at the time of a review of the Youth System as a whole. In 2017 was appointed Assistant Manager to John Gregory at Indian Super League Club Chennaiyin FC.

 

Lindfield Craig

2009-10 Forward/midfielder

Craig Linfield

FL    League 12(6)2

Debut 23 January 2010 Sub Port Vale (Away)

Craig spent ten years in the Liverpool Academy before being promoted to the first team squad and scored in his first match, a friendly at Crewe.  He gained league experience with loan spells at Notts County and Chester in the 2007-08 season and in the following season Craig spent the first half on loan at Bournemouth and at Port Vale, the second half at Accrington Stanley. 

He left Liverpool in August 2009 and had trials with a number of clubs before signing for Macclesfield on Christmas Eve 2009. The inclement weather meant that he had to wait until 23 January 2010 to make his debut against Port Vale. He made a further 17 appearances either as a striker or as midfield cover. 

An enthusiastic player, nevertheless, he was released by Macclesfield in the summer of 2010 when he signed for Accrington Stanley, moving to Chester  in the summer of 2013 and FC United in 2014 where he made 67 appearances and scored 19 goals. Signed for manager Sean Hessey (former Silkman) at Marine in the summer of 2016. After Sean Hessey's dismissal as manager, Craig's contract was cancelled by mutual agreement at the end of February 2017, however, he signed for Trafford in early March 2017. Returned to FC United in the summer of 2017.

Craig played for the England Under-19 side in the 2006-07 season on seven occasions.

 

Lindsay

1956-57 Goalkeeper

 

CL League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 10 November 1956 Bangor City (Away)

 

This was a trial match for the young 'keeper who  took the place of regular 'keeper Dave Jones.

   

Lingard EA

1913-14 and 1914-15 Outside-left

Lingard EA

LC     League 39 Apps 7 Goals     Cups 4 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 6 September 1913 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)

Moving from Tranmere Rovers, Lingard signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1913 going straight into the side. He was almost ever-present until the middle of December 1913 when he was injured with torn stomach muscles towards the end of the match at Nantwich. A tricky winger, it was reported that he was one of the team's best players. He returned for the home match against Witton Albion on 31 January 1914 and went on to help the side win promotion from the Second Division of the Lancashire Combination.

He featured regularly in the First Division side in the 1914-15 season until January 1915 when he resigned so that he could devote more time to his business. However, played for Altrincham in the war time leagues in 1915-16 and 1917-18.

(Thanks go to Terry Growley of FC Halifax Town for the information relating to the war time leagues)

   
   

Little Colin

2002-03 and 2003-04 Forward/midfielder

Colin Little

FL    22(8)6    Cups 5(0)1

Debut 14 December 2002 Rushden & Diamonds (Home)

Having played for Altrincham, Wythenshawe Town and Rossendale, Colin signed for Crewe Alex from Hyde United in February 1996 where he was a member of the side which defeated Brentford in the play-off final at Wembley in 1997. 

Colin had two loan spells at Macclesfield in the 2002-03 season, the first ending in the eighth minute of his first match with a reoccurrence of a hamstring injury, but he returned to play his part in the Silkmen’s successful battle against relegation.  He signed permanently in the summer of 2003 when he was asked to play in a wide-left midfield position rather than in his more accustomed role as a striker.  Nevertheless, he gave some sterling performances and always made an impact when coming on from the substitutes’ bench. 

He left the club in March 2004 and shortly after signed for Halifax Town and later moved to Altrincham. He left Altrincham at the end of the 2009-10 season to take up the appointment of Assistant Coach to Manchester United under 13s team and to play for FC United of Manchester.  Being on the coaching staff at Manchester United, Colin is credited with having played his part in the development of striker Marcus Rashford. More recently played for Radcliffe Borough, New Mills and Witton Albion, but retired from playing semi-professional football in 2012 although Colin continued to turn out for Sunday League teams in the Wythenshawe area.

   

Littlejohn

1919-20 Inside-left

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 6 September 1919 Crewe Alexandra Reserves (Home)

 

Having appeared in a pre-season practice match he was given a one match trial in the senior side, however, he was not retained.

   

Livesey

1899-1900 and 1901-02 Inside-left

NSL      League 6 Apps 2 Goals

 

#ML     League 4 Apps 1 Goal      Cups 3 Apps 1 Goal  

 

Debut 11 November 1899 Stone Town (Home)

 

A local player who initially featured in the Hallefield-Macclefield side in the North Staffordshire and District League.  Re-signed in the summer of 1901 but only appears to have featured in a few matches, his last appearance being recorded on 23 November 1901.

   

Livesley

1907-08 Forward

 

ML     Cups 2 Apps 1 Goal

 

Debut 14 October 1907 Buxton FA Cup replay 2

 

There is no information recorded for this player whose two appearances both came in the FA Cup competition when he played place of Howarth and then in place of Tommy Nolan. On his debut he scored the first goal in the 3-2 victory.

   

Lloyd Brian

1967-68 Goalkeeper

CL    League 1(0)0

Debut 3 February 1968 Wrexham Reserves (Away)

The match with Wrexham Reserves was the first match after the famous FA Cup match against Fulham.  Some of the senior players were rested including goalkeeper John Cooke for whom Brain deputised.  The Silkmen won this match with a score-line of 2-1.

   

Lloyd Ernest 'Ernie'

1914-15 and 1922-23 Winger

 

LC     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals      Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 24 October 1914 Altrincham (Home) FA Cup Q2

 

Started at Saltney before signing for Chester (September 1912) and then Stockport County (May 1914) where he made 11 senior appearances from December 1914 to February 1915.

Made just a single appearance, probably on trial, for Macclesfield in October 1914.

After WW1 he signed for Crichton's Athletic in 1919 and then Winsford United (April 1920), Wrexham (May 1921) and Ellesmere Port Cement Works (August 1922).

He returned to Macclesfield in May 1923 when he featured in two end-of-season matches.

Signed for Rhyl Athletic in June 1923 and then Chester (summer 1924), Rhos (September 1925), Flint Town (September 1926) completing his career with Sandbach Ramblers.

 

Lloyd Norrie

1975-76 Midfielder

Lloyd_Norrie

NPL    League 33(1)0    Cups 15(0)3

Debut 16 August 1975 Gateshead United (Home)

Brought in at the same time as Jim O’Connor to provide experience in the midfield.  Norrie was signed from Stockport County where he had just won a 4th Division Champions medal.  He had also played for Southport. On leaving the Moss Rose he played for Darwin and then Leyland Motors. He later became a publican in Leyland and later ran two further pubs in Preston.

 

Lloyd Ryan Anthony

2017-18 Midfielder

NL     tbc end of season

Debut 5 August 2017 Wrexham (Away)

Started his career at Port Vale in the club’s under nine side working his way through the ranks to their youth system to become a member of the professional staff making his senior debut on 30 April 2011. He made 18 senior appearances for Port Vale but spent time on loan at Tamworth in 2013 and two loan spells at Chester during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons where he made a total 71 appearances in all competitions. With limited opportunities for first team football at Port Vale, Ryan was released at the end of the 2016-17 season.

Signed a two-year contract with Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2017.

LLoyd_Ryan
   

Lloyd Tom

1901-02 Goalkeeper

 

#ML     League 10 Apps 0 Goals

 

21 December 1901 Berry's (Home)

 

Moved from Crewe, taking over goalkeeping duties from AG Hawley but was replaced by Frank Smith towards the end of the season after a run of defeats.

   

Locke Stuart

1993-94 to 1995-96 Defender

Locke_Stuart

Conf    League 32(3)0    Cups 22(2)0

Debut 22 March 1994 Southport (Away)

When Stuart came to Macclesfield he was described as a promising young defender who had been an apprentice at Manchester City. He spent two years at Norwich Vics before moving to Stalybridge and then to the Moss Rose.

During his time as a Silkmen, Stuart faced competition for the right-back position, initially from George Shepherd whose place he took for almost four months after he was injured, and then Dave Norman and Cec Edey. Gained a winners' medal in the Staffordshire Senior Cup competition in 1994 and played a part in Conference Championship side in the 1994-95 season.

He moved to Flixton on a long term loan early in 1996 and was signed by Leek Town the following summer.

He is now based in Hazel Grove and has worked as a HGV driver.

 

Lockton

1956-57 Left-half

CL  League 33 Apps 0 Goals  Cups 10 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 18 August 1956 Buxton (Home)

Moved from Fleetwood having been on the books of Leeds United at some stage. Was almost ever-present until March 1957 when he was often replaced by Ridgway.  Resigned from the club in January 1958.

 

Lodge Paul

Lodge_Paul

1987-88 and 1988-89 Midfielder

Conf    League 11(3)0    Cups 2(1)1

Debut 30 January 1988 Enfield (Away)

Paul’s career started at Everton in 1979 from where spent time on loan at Wigan Athletic and Rotherham United. He moved to Preston North End in 1983 and Bolton Wanderers in 1984 from where he spent a short time on loan at Port Vale before signing for Stockport County.  He moved into the non-League scene with Southport, including a spell as caretaker-manager,  and then Macclesfield Town where he spent two seasons.

On leaving Macclesfield he moved tom Witton Albion, then Morecambe (fee £3,000), Lancaster City, Chorley, Burscough and Bangor City. He was then assistant manager at Stalybridge Celtic, Manager at St Helens Town, Youth Coach at Accrington Stanley, manager at Chorley and is now Head Coach at Accrington & Rossendale College.

 

 

Lomas Frank

1909-10, 1911-12, 1914-15 and 1919-20 Left-half

ML    League 17 Apps 0 Goals     Cups 6 Apps 0 Goals

LC     League 20 Apps 3 Goals     Cups 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

CL     Cups 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 4 September 1909 Northwich Victoria (Home)

A Macclesfield lad, Frank was playing for Buxton in the 1906-07 season but was signed from Congleton Town appearing for Macclesfield's Manchester League team in the 1909-10 season, although he was primarily a member of the reserve side at this time. There is no record of him playing for the club in the 1910-11 season but during the 1911-12 season he appeared regularly for both the Manchester League and the Lancashire Combination teams.  During the 1914-15 season he made a few appearances at left-half before Hyde established himself as first choice in that position. Towards the end of the season he made three appearances at outside-left. Said to be a clever little player who was always in the thick of the fray.

 

Returned to play for the Macclesfield reserve team early in the 1919-20, and made his one senior appearance in the Subsidiary Competition at a time Macclesfield were clearing a back-log of matches. Also played football for Neckwear FC and cricket for North Rode.

He died in April 1930.

   

Lomas G

1877-78

Debut 27 October 1877 Mount Pleasant (Home) Staffordshire Association Challenge Cup Round 1

 

There is no information recorded for this player.

   

Lomax

1929-30 Forward

 

CL     League 2 Apps 2 Goals

 

Debut 26 March 1930 Runcorn (Home)

 

Brought in from Leek Alexandra as cover for injured players scoring two goals on his debut in the 5-3 victory.

   

Lomax Billy

1946-47 to 1948-49 Centre-forward

Lomax_Billy

CL    League 80 Apps 55 Goals    Cups 13 Apps 8 Goals

Debut 25 December 1946 Congleton Town (Home)

According to the book 'The Official History of Wigan Athletic' by Dean Hayes published in 1996 Billy began his career at Netherfield scoring four goals on is debut.  Havng scored 14 goals in his seven games for Netherfield he signed for Carlisle.  There are no dates available but Billy was a paratrooper in the Second World War and he moved to Macclesfield from Carlisle in 1946.

At Macclesfield he was described as a dashing centre forward and was a prolific goalscorer. Joint top-scorer in his first season and top-scorer in both 1947-48 and 1948-49,  he scored two of the goals in the 3-2 replay victory against Altrincham to win the Challenge Cup in April 1947.  His goal scoring record also includes four hat-tricks in the calendar year of 1948.

On leaving Macclesfield in 1949 he signed for Wigan Athletic where he continued his goal scoring achievements, with a tremendous record netting 179 goals in 230 appearances in all competitions, making him second to Harry Lyon in the club's all time scoring records. He was Wigan's top-scorer in the 1949-50 season with 42 goals and again in the 1950-51 season with 55 goals in their Lancashire Combination League One side. Having commenced the 1951-52 season with Wigan he moved to  Nelson but returned to the Lactics in the 1952-53 season. He won three Lancashire Combination Championship medals with Wigan. 

There is no record of where Billy moved to after his time with the Latics. Whilst he lived in Aspul for most of his life he retired to Skegness.

Died in June 2008 at the age of 85.

 

 

Lomax Mike

1998-99 Defender

FL    League 0(1)0

Debut 8 May 1999 Sub Bristol Rovers (Home)

A trainee at Blackburn Rovers, Mike was released by them in the summer of 1998 when he signed for Macclesfield.  A key defender throughout the 1998-99 season in the newly formed Reserve side where he showed himself to be a hard tackler with a good turn of speed, Mike eventually made his Football League debut with a 12-minute appearance from the substitutes’ bench in the last game of the season in the former Nationwide Division Two, and was released in the summer of 1999.  More recently Mike has played for FC United of Manchester.

 

Lonergan Darren

1998-99 Defender

Darren Lonergan

FL    Cups 0(3)0

Debut 24 November 1998 Slough Town (Away) FA Cup R1 replay

Having been on the books at Oldham Athletic and Bury, Darren signed for Macclesfield in the summer of 1998 specifically to become a member of the newly formed Reserve team.  The big central defender immediately took command of the defence, but had little chance to prove himself in the senior side in three short substitute appearances in Cup competitions.  His contract was cancelled in April 1999 after he had gone missing for some time. Darren has featured for non-League clubs after leaving Macclesfield including Stalybridge and Hyde United.

   

Long Nigel

1981-82 to 1983-84 Midfielder

NPL    League 60(0)13   Cups 16(2)5

Debut 14 November 1981 Mossley (Home)

Initially signed on loan from Burton, Nigel was finally signed as part of an exchange deal for Ken Higham.  He made a big impact on the side following his arrival weighing in with his fair share of goals as a midfielder, and gained a Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medal in 1983. Previously played at Frickley and Doncaster Rovers and was an electrician.

Long_Nigel

   

Longfield

1914-15 Left-back

 

LC     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 12 September 1914 Nelson (Away)

 

There is no information recorded about this player who was probably give a one match trial in the position normally occupied by the vastly experienced Harry Pearson.

   

Lovatt

1927-28 and 1929-30 Defender

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 18 February 1928 Manchester North End (A)

 

A young player from the Potteries brought in for two separate matches. On the first occasion five new players, including Lovatt, were introduced in an attempt to break a series of defeats.  Unfortunately the radical approach was unsuccessful when the team lost 1-7.

   

Lovatt Harold Albert 'Harry'

1932-33 Centre-forward

CL   League 4 Apps 4 Goals    Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 27 August 1932 Hyde United (Home)

Harry was a much travelled footballer who never stayed very long at any club. His youth career included Wood Lane United, Red Street St Chad's and Audley. In March 1924 he signed for Port Vale and moved to Preston North End in July 1924 but did not make a senior appearance for either club. In September1925 he signed for Crewe Alexandra (27 league appearances, 14 goals), and in March 1926 to Bradford City (13 league appearances, three goals), in November 1926 Wrexham (11 league appearances, five goals), August 1927 Scarborough, and May 1928 to Leicester City where he scored nine goals in nine league appearances. In December 1930 he signed for  Notts County (nine league appearances, three goals) and in November 1931 Northampton (14 league appearances, seven goals).

Next stop was Macclesfield signing in July 1932 where he remained until early October scoring four goals during an indifferent period for the side.

On leaving the Moss Rose he moved to Stafford Rangers (November 1934) and then Winsford United (July 1936).

Died Halmerend 11 September 1971.

 

Lovenbury

1927-28 Left-half

 

CL     League 1 App 0 Goals

 

Debut 21 January 1928 Runcorn (Home)

 

A local player brought in along with three other new players in an attempt to stem a series of losses which almost worked as the team only lost by the odd goal in five.

   

Lovery Jim

1949-50 and 1950-51 Inside-right/Inside-right

Lovery_Jim

CL   League 59 Apps 28 Goals    Cups 14 Apps 5 Goals

Debut 22 October 1949 Chester Reserves  (Home)

Prior to moving to Macclesfield Jim played for Stockport County, Wolverhampton, Bournemouth and Hyde United. Jim regularly appeared on the score sheet scoring almost a goal every two matches, and was second-top scorer in the 1950-51 season with 24 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions. On leaving the Moss Rose he joined Droylsden

 

Lowe Keith

2017-18 Defender

Lowe_Keith

NL     tbc end of season

Debut 5 August 2017 Wrexham (Away)

Born in Wolverhampton, Keith started his career in his home town with Wolverhampton Wanderers graduating from the youth system to make his senior debut on 23 August 2004. Unable to force his way into the senior side he spent time on loan at six different clubs – Burnley (2005), Queens Park Rangers (2006), Swansea City (2006), Brighton & Hove Albion (2006), Cheltenham Town (2006 and 2007), and Port Vale (2007-08). Having been released by Wolverhampton Wanderers he signed for Kidderminster Harriers spending the 2008-09 season there (52 appearances) before moving to Hereford United in May 2009 (25 appearances). He signed for Cheltenham Town in the summer of 2010 going on to make 133 appearances and was Player of the Year for the 2010-11 season. Joined York City in November 2013 initially on loan, signing a permanent contract in January 2014 making 101 appearances and was voted as the club’s Clubman of the Year Player for 2014-15. Remaining there until January 2016 he then returned to Kidderminster Harriers to make a further 71 appearances. He was captain for the 2016-17 season and was named in the 2016-17 National League North Team of the Year.

Having been told that he could leave Kidderminster, Keith signed for Macclesfield Town In the summer of 2017 bringing a wealth of experience to the club having made 420 career appearances and scored 32 goals.

   

Lowe Matthew

2009-10 and 2010-11 Defender/midfielder

FL    League 7(4)0

Debut 9 March 2010 Sub Accrington Stanley (Away)

Matthew progressed through the ranks at Macclesfield and was awarded his first professional contract in the summer of 2009.  He has played for the reserves at both right-back and in the midfield. Towards the end of the 2009-10 season he appeared regularly for the senior side in midfield where he played with confidence and made good use of his long throw-ins. However, he made just one substitute appearance for the senior side in the 2010-11 season at the end of which he was released when he joined Nantwich Town.

Lowe

 

Lowesby

1927-28 Forward

 

CL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

 

Debut 21 January 1928 Runcorn (Home)

 

Previously with Altrincham and brought into the side along with three other new players for the match against Runcorn in an attempt to stem a series of losses, which almost worked as the team only lost by the odd goal in five. Only featured once again in the next league match.

   

Lownds Nigel

1973-74 and 1975-76 to 1977-78 Goalkeeper

NPL    League 92(0)0     Cups 34(0)0

Debut 26 January 1974 Bradford Park Avenue (Away)

Nigel was promoted from the reserve team.  A capable ‘keeper he attracted the interest of a number of league clubs whilst still a member of the reserve side, and was on trial with Manchester City for three months during the 1974-75 season, as well as having trials with Everton and Oldham.  Took over the gloves from Willie Mailey in March 1976, and was then the number one ‘keeper until Robin Simpson took his place in March 1978. On leaving Macclesfield he moved to Australia to play for the Brisbane Lions.

Lowndes_Nigel

   

Lucas Malcolm

1979-80 Defender

NPL    #League 2(0)0

Debut 23 February 1980 Gainsborough Trinity (Away)

There is no information recorded about this player

 

Lumb

1932-33 Centre-forward

 

CL    League 1 App 1 Goal

Debut 3 September 1932 Winsford United (Away)

 

Had been on the books of Huddersfield Town, Lumb made an impression in a pre-season match when he scored a hat-trick. He was signed straight after the match, however, he only made one senior appearance despite scoring the winning goal.

   

Lunt

1894-95, 1896-97 and 1898-99 to 1899-1900 Full-back

 

#TC     League 8 Apps 1 Goal      Cups 3 Apps 0 Goals

 

NSL     League 2 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 6 October 1894 Buxton (Home)

 

There is no information recorded for this player whose appearances were spread throughout his time at Macclesfield.

   

Lyon Dave

1968-69 to 1972-73, 1974-75 and 1978-79 Winger

Dave Lyon

NPL   League 173(6)31     Cups 100(3)27

Debut 21 September 1968 Runcorn (Away)

Having played at Bolton Wanderers and Bury, Dave signed from Mossley.  He was a tenacious and hardworking player who was a target for Football League scouts.  He scored goals at vital times: one of the two goals in the 1970 FA Trophy victory at Wembley and was top scorer in the 1972-73 season.  Having been sold to Wigan for £400 during the summer of 1973, Dave returned in 1975 for a second short spell on loan from Goole and returned for a third time in 1978 from Ashton United.

Dave's honours at Macclesfield included two Northern Premier League Championships in 1968-69 and 1969-70, a FA Trophy winners' medal in 1970, Cheshire Senior Cup winners' medals in 1969 and 1973, and he was a member of the team which won the North West Floodlit League in 1969-70.

Dave also played for Altrincham, Poole Town, Southport and Runcorn. He was a woodworker by trade whilst at Macclesfield. In more recent times he has helped to run the family’s dry cleaning shops and has coached Under-17’s in the Tameside League.

 

Lyons Darren

1989-90 and 1993-94 to 1995-96 Midfielder/striker

Lyons

Conf    League 66(21)14    Cups 30(13)24

Debut 3 February 1990 Sub Darlington (Away) FA Trophy Round 2

A player with a tremendous turn of pace, Darren joined Macclesfield from Droylsden for a short period in the 1989-90 season. He then had spells with Accrington Stanley and Ashton United before making his Football League debut with Bury. He then moved to Southport for fee of £3,000 before returning to Macclesfield on a player plus cash deal.

Darren scored four of the seven goals in the third round Cheshire Senior Cup 7-1 victory against Colwyn Bay in the re-arranged tie at the Moss Rose in February 1994, only for the Silkmen to be disqualified as Darren’s registration had not been completed before the original date of the tie. He gained winners' medals in the Conference League Cup and Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1994.

After a spell on loan at Ashton United, he returned to Macclesfield to appear in the final matches of the Silkmen’s first Conference Championship season in 1995.  The following season he established himself as a regular member of the first team gaining a FA Trophy winners’ medal in 1996.  Darren took part in a sprint race at Wembley to find out who was the fastest player in the Conference at that time coming a very creditable second.

He was transferred to Winsford United for a fee of £3,000 early in the1996-97 season.   Subsequently he played for Halifax Town, Altrincham and Morecambe after which he became Head of Player Development at FC United of Manchester. A former fork lift driver for L'Oreal, Darren is now stores manager for City Response.

   

Lyons John

1919-20 to 1921-22 Right-half and Outside-right/Inside-right

Lyons_John

CL     League 51 Apps 6 Goals     Cups 14 Apps 0 Goals

Debut 21 February 1920 Altrincham (Away)

Started playing football at the age of 14 for youth teams before signing for Proctor's Gymnasium.  He then played for Cadby Hall (Lyon's Tea firm) where he won medals for the League Championship and the Works' Challenge Cup.

As a member of the Territorial Army he was mobilised for the First World War in August 1914 with the Lancashire Fusiliers. He served in Egypt, Dardanelles and then for a second time in Egypt. Fought the Turks from the Suez Canal and drove them across the desert. During his time in the Army he played for his platoon and because of the impact of rationing, meals were sparse, but it was worth winning matches as the victors were always served a special dinner.  From February 1917 he was involved in working through France to a battle in Belgium where he was taken prisoner. He then had to work as a miner in a tin mine, remaining a prisoner until the armistice.

He returned to England and was soon demobilised when he joined Hulme Amateur Football Club. He moved to Macclesfield in February 1920 and was ever-present in the defence to the end of the season gaining a winners' medal in the Altrincham Cup. In the 1920-21 season John continued at right-half but successfully made the transition to the forward line at the end of February. In his final season at the club, he again played in the forward line but moved back into defence in October and November 1921, but by December he had lost his place and featured in the reserve team.

Away from football John was a part-time professional boxer. In October 1921 he won both his bouts at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester whilst still playing football for Macclesfield.

   

Lyons John

1947-48 and 1948-49 Inside-left

CL   League 76 Apps 25 Goals   Cups 13 Apps 5 Goals

Debut 23 August 1947 Buxton (Home)

In his two seasons at the Moss Rose, John missed very few matches and made a significant contribution with a strike rate of one goal every three matches. John scored four goals in the 5-1 home victory against Ashton United in January 1948, and was a member of the Challenge Cup winning side in 1948 when he scored two goals in the 3-1 replay victory against Altrincham.

 

 

TC

The Combination

1890-1897

SDL

Stockport and District League

1897-1898

NSL

North Staffordshire and District League

1898-1900

ML

Manchester and District League

1900-1912

LC

Lancashire Combination

1911-1915

CL

Cheshire League

1919-1968

NPL

Northern Premier League

1968-1987

Conf

Vauxhall Conference

1987-1997

FL

Football League

1997-2012

NC

National Conference

     Blue Square Premier 

     Skrill Premier 

     Vanarama Conference 

     Vanarama National League 

 

 

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

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From 1965 Statistics are shown - Appearances(Substitutes)Goals

   

#Known appearances and goals.    Due to the style of reporting there is no information for teams/goal scorers for some matches and in other cases it has only been possible to extract part teams from match reports. In addition, some matches over the Christmas and Easter holiday periods, together with end of season matches, have not been reported.

  

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