Walsall player 442. Bill Myerscough


Bill Myerscough (22 June 1930 in Bolton – 16 March 1977) was an English professional footballer who played in The Football League for six clubs. He was in the Aston Villa side that won the 1957 FA Cup Final.
An Inside forward, Myerscough began his professional career at the relatively late age of 24 when he joined Walsall from Ashfield in time for the 1954–55 season. He spent a season with the Saddlers before joining Football League First Division side Aston Villa, where he went on to make 64 league appearances over the next four years.
The highlight though came in the 1957 FA Cup Final, when Villa denied Manchester United a First Division and FA Cup double with a 2–1 victory. Unfortunately the following season ended in relegation and Myerscough spent a season with Rotherham United before joining Coventry City in July 1960.

Myerscough
In March 1962, Myerscough joined Chester, who were destined to finish bottom of the Fourth Division. Myerscough made his debut alongside fellow new signing Ron Hewitt in a 5–1 defeat at York City on 3 March 1962 and ended the season with three goals from 13 games. He featured in half the league games the following season and then moved to Wrexham in exchange for Stan Bennion and George Evans. After a season with Wrexham, Myerscough ended his professional career and joined non-league side Macclesfield Town. He died in 1977.
Senior career
Years                           Team                             Apps (Gls)
19??–1954                   Ashfield

1954–1955                   Walsall                             26    (6)
1955–1959                   Aston Villa                        64   (15)
1959–1960                   Rotherham United            38   (11)
1960–1962                   Coventry City                    58    (16)
1962–1963                   Chester                             36    (10)
1963–1964                    Wrexham                         35      (5)
1964–1967                    Macclesfield Town            71     (48)

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