474 Barry Lord

Biography

Tall and powerfully built goalkeeper Barry Lord spent seven years at City, two as an amateur (while also pursuing his skills as a water polo player) and five in the professional ranks. He signed his first full time contract in April 1956 and began his National Service shortly afterwards. When he returned to the Tigers from military duties his was a support role largely limited to playing for the Reserves and A team, though he made a handful of first team appearances in the late 1950s thanks to the regular bumps and bruises sustained by brave first team netminder Billy Bly. Hid final appearance came in August 1960 after a mistake by first choice keeper Bernard Fisher led to Lord getting his chance – alas Barry turned a cross into his own net and lost his place to the returning Fisher. Lord was transfer listed in February 1961 and was handed a free transfer by the Tigers in May 1961.

Born in Goole, City signed Lord from local side Goole Buchanan in October 1954. In September 1961 he returned to his home town, signing for Goole Town but by April 1962 he had drifted out of the game and was playing as a rugby union lock forward and place kicker for the Hull Police XV. In January 1964 he left the police and became a prison officer in the Wakefield area.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 17 November 1937, Goole
Hull City First Game: 6 October 1958, Chesterfield H (Division Three), 20 years, 323 days old
Hull City Final Game: 29 August 1960, Newport County A (Division Three), 22 years, 286 days old

Clubs

Goole Buchanan, Hull City (1954-1961), Goole Town (1961-1962)

Hull City Record

Career: 5 apps, 0 goals

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