Walsall player 97. Tommy Bowyer


Personal information
Full name Thomas William Bowyer
Date of birth 1902
Place of birth Stoke-upon-Trent, England

Date of death Unknown
Playing position Forward

Senior career
Years                         Team                                 Apps        (Gls)
1918–1919                  Stoke                                      3          (0)
1919–1920                  Clapton Orient                  21         (6)
1920–1921                  Gillingham                           0         (0)
1921–1922                  Walsall                                  34         (5)
Thomas William “Tommy” Bowyer (1902 – unknown) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Clapton Orient, Gillingham, Stoke and Walsall.
Bowyer was born in Stoke-upon-Trent and joined Stoke during World War I. He played three times for Stoke in 1918–19 and once the War was over and League football resumed Bowyer decided to join Clapton Orient. He scored six goals in 22 for Orient in 1919–20 and he joined Gillingham for the 1920–21 season. But he never made an appearances for the “Gills” and went on to play for Walsall in 1921–22, scoring five goals in 40 matches.

There seems to be no further information as to whether he retired from football or moved elsewhere when he left Walsall or for that matter where he went or what he did……..

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Walsall players 60. Albert Thomas Lyons


Bert Lyons
Personal information
Full name Albert Thomas Lyons
Date of birth 5 March 1902
Place of birth Hednesford, England

Date of death 10 May 1981 (aged 79)
Place of death Great Yarmouth, England

Playing position Full-back

Senior career
Years                                         Team                                             Apps   (Gls)
1924                                        Port Vale                                                 0       (0)
1925                                        Walsall                                                     0       (0)
1926–1930                              Clapton Orient                                   76       (0)
1930–1933                              Tottenham Hotspur                           54       (3)
                                                 Colwyn Bay

                                                                                               Total 130+ (3+)
Albert Thomas “Bert” Lyons (5 March 1902 – 10 May 1981) was a professional footballer who played at full-back for Port Vale, Walsall,Clapton Orient, Tottenham Hotspur and Colwyn Bay.[1] One of four brothers, two of his siblings also played League football.
Lyons spent the early part of his career at Port Vale and Walsall. In September 1926, he signed for Clapton Orient, and helped the club to narrowly avoid relegation out of the Second Division in 1926–27. They again escaped the drop in 1927–28, finishing one place and one point above relegated Fulham. However they came last in 1928–29, and finished 12th in the Third Division South in 1929–30. He signed forTottenham Hotspur in May 1930, and helped “Spurs” to finish third in the Second Division in 1930–31, and then eighth in 1931–32, before they finally won promotion with a second place finish in 1932–33. Lyons featured in 57 games and scoring three goals during his time  at White Hart Lane. Bert Lyons ended his playing career at Colwyn Bay.