Walsall player 116. George Andrews

Personal information
Date of birth 23 April 1942 (age 74)
Place of birth Dudley, England

Playing position Striker

Senior career
Years                    Team                              Apps      (Gls)
1960–1961               Luton Town                       0         (0)
1961–1965               Gornal Athletic                  ?          ?
1965–1967               Cardiff City                      43        (21)
1967–1970               Southport                       117        (41)
1970–1973                Shrewsbury Town         124        (49)
1973–1977                Walsall                          177        (40)
1977–?                     Worcester City                 ?            ?

Non League

AFC Telford United

Dudley Town

Oldswinford FC

Solihull Borough


Player manager Tipton Town


George Andrews (born 23 April 1942 in Dudley, Worcestershire) was an English professional footballer during the 1960s and 1970s. He is probably most notable for scoring Walsall’s winning goal in their shock FA Cup third round victory over Newcastle United in January 1975.
Andrews began his career as an apprentice with Luton Town in the late 1950s, turning professional in 1960 but leaving the following year without making a first team appearance. He then continued his career at non-league level with Gornal Athletic in 1961, reaching the Football League in October 1965 on signing for Cardiff City after being spotted by manager Jimmy Scoular. He made his first team debut just a few days later in a 2-1 defeat against Portsmouth, before scoring his first goal for the club a week later in a second 2-1 defeat against Bolton Wanderers. He went on to finish his first professional season with 20 goals in all competitions and scored 6 in the opening 12 matches of the following season before being displaced by new signing Bobby Brown and was allowed to leave to join Southport for £6,000.
He later played for Shrewsbury Town, and in 1973 signed for Walsall where he spent the final four seasons of his professional career, playing 177  games and scoring 40 goals. He retired from professional football in 1977, though he continued at non-league level with Telford United, Dudley Town, Oldswinford F.C., Solihull Borough and player-manager at Tipton Town.
On retiring from football, he was employed by Dudley MBC as a gardener tending the parks and gardens of Dudley until his retirement in April 2007.
He was married to Janet for nearly 50 years until her death in November 2012 and has two daughters, Priscilla (born 1968) and Melissa (born 1971). He has lived on the Foxyards Estate in Dudley since signing for Walsall in 1973.


Walsall player 36. Henry Beck

Henry Alfred Beck
Date of birth 21 February 1901
Place of birth Walsall Wood, England

Date of death 1979
Playing position Centre half, Right half, Left half

Senior career
Years                      Team                  Apps  (Gls)
Rushall                    ? (?)
1921                        Walsall                     3 (1)
Darlaston                  ? (?)
Cannock Town         ? (?)
Burton Town            ? (?)
1921-1927            Walsall                     40 (0)
Stafford Rangers       ? (?)
1928                       Barrow                      29 (0)
1929-1932            York City                119 (12)
1932-1933            Wrexham                 30 (2)
–                            Glentoran                  ? (?)
–                            Dudley Town             ? (?

Henry Alfred “Harry” Beck, also known as Harold Beck, (21 February 1901 in Walsall Wood, England – 1979) was an English footballer.Information  is very scarce…..

Walsall player 31. Tom Richards

Born Walsall 1885-Deceased
Played 274 Goals 6
Tom was a 6ft 2inch defender who perhaps was unfortunate to be at his best at a time when Walsall were out of the League, but he was a true Walsall club man who he joined from Wolverhampton in 1908. Toms Walsall career ended with the outbreak of the first world war! He played for Pleck prior to joining Wolves and after playing 274 games for Walsall, he ended his career playing dor Dudley Town ending in 1918

Walsall player 30. Jack Reed

Born Walsall around 1908-Deceased
Played 141 Goals 6
Here in Jack Reed, we unfortuately , have another player where there seems little information on file for him. He spent the time roughly 1932-1937 at Walsall, having signed from Dudley Town. He earlier played for Walsall Miners Welfare, and Dudley White Star and the Swifts, (Not sure of the full name, so ammendment to be made if information comes forward).
Upon his arrival at Walsall, he quickly settled into the team, and became a regular. He was a member of the 1933 team who had that historic win over Arsenal. In 1936 Injury caught up with him, and forced him into retirement. He later did some scouting for the club, I have been unable to find when he died.

Walsall player 22 Moses Lane

Personal information
Full name Moses Alexander Edmund Lane
Date of birth 17 February 1895
Place of birth Willenhall, England

Date of death 14 July 1949 (aged 54)
Place of death Cannock, England

Playing position Centre forward / Inside forward

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
19xx–1920 Willenhall ? (?)
1920–1921 Walsall 18 4
1921–1922 Willenhall ? (?)
1922–1924 Birmingham 15 (4)
1924–1925 Derby County 0 (0)
1925–1926 Wellington Town? (?)
1926–1927 Worcester City ? (29)
1927–1929 Walsall 57 (51)
1929–19xx Brierley Hill Alliance? (?)
– Netherton ? (?)
19xx–1933 Dudley Town ? (?)

Moses Alexander Edmund Lane (17 February 1895 – 14 July 1949) was an English professional footballer who was born in Willenhall, Staffordshire. During the First World War he served in France and Italy and was awarded the Military Medal.
He began his football career in junior football in the Black Country area with a team called Willenhall Pickwick in 1912-13 He served his country in the first world war and he served in France and Italywinning the Military Medal. Upon Demob he joined Willenhall town. He played for Walsall for the first time in the 1920-21 before joining Birmingham in April 1922.He made his debut in the First Division on 28 April 1923, in the penultimate game of the1922–23 season, playing at inside left in a 1–0 win at home to Burnley. He kept his place for the last game of the season, and for the first six games of the next, but the arrival of Ernie Islip and the form and fitness of Johnny Crosbie and Joe Bradford restricted his first-team opportunities. He spent the 1924–25 season with Derby County, but was unable to break into the league side,[and returned to non-league football with successively Wellington Town and Worcester City.
His performances for Worcester, for whom he scored 34 goals in all competitions in the1926–27 season,earned him a return to the Football League with Walsall of the Third Division South. Lane repaid them with 36 goals in all competitions in his first season,One more season at Walsall brought his goals tally up to 51 league goals from 57 appearances, and he finished off his career back in non-league with Brierley Hill Alliance, Netherton and Dudley Town. But this was due to the fact that he had an injury and was only able to play a single game in four months. Who knows how many games he would have scored for Walsall had they been able to hold on to him for a couple of seasons more? He finally hung his boots up forever in 1933.
He died in Cannock on 14th July 1949.

Lane died in Cannock, Staffordshire, in 1949 at the age of 54.