Walsall player 411. Herbert Ernest Saxon Bertie Cordey “Bertie” or “Bert” Lyon


Herbert Ernest Saxon Bertie Cordey “Bertie” or “Bert” Lyon (1877–unknown) was an English association footballer. Although predominantly an inside forward or centre forward, Mosborough-born Lyon played in most positions throughout his career. He never stayed at the same club for more than two consecutive seasons; during his career he played for Overseal Town, Gresley Rovers, Leicester Fosse, Nelson, Watford, Reading, West Ham United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Swindon Town, Carlisle United, Blackpool, Walsall and Tredegar.
At Leicester Fosse, Lyon once played an entire Football League First Division match as a stand-in goalkeeper, even managing to keep a clean sheet in the process. After a season at Nelson, of the Lancashire League, Lyon moved south to Hertfordshire, to play for Southern League First Division side Watford. He finished the 1901–02 season as the Hornets ’ leading scorer, with fourteen goals from 32 appearances; however, he departed at the end of the season. Indeed, between 1901 and 1909, he spent precisely one season at a club before moving on; namely Watford (1901–02), Reading (1902–03), West Ham (1903–04), Brighton & Hove Albion (1904–05), Swindon Town (1905–06 and 1907–08), Carlisle United (1906–07) and Blackpool (1908–1909) Walsall.

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Overseal Town
Gresley Rovers
1898–1900 Leicester Fosse 14 (4)
1900–1901 Nelson
1901–1902 Watford 30 (12)
1902–1903 Reading
1903–1904 West Ham United 29 (4)
1904–1905 Brighton & Hove Albion
1905–1906 Swindon Town 34 (5)
1906–1907 Carlisle United
1907–1908 Swindon Town 13 (1)
1908–1909 Blackpool 8 (2)
1909–19?? Walsall
Tredegar
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