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Hughes: Robert (Bobby)

1915-1916 (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)

Outside Left

Born: Pelaw: 05-08-1892

Debut: v Hull City (h): 12-09-1908

5’8” 11st 6lb (1908)

Hughes started in his native North-East with his hometown Primitive Sunday School (Pelaw), then the local team, Pelaw, before moving to Southern League team, Northampton Town, where he showed his ability to play in both wing positions and played under the guidance of Herbert Chapman and played alongside several players like John Hampson, Fred Clipstone and Fanny Walden, who he teamed up again when with Leeds City and others. It was when he was with Northampton Town that he gained his only representative honour, when he was selected for the Southern League against the Football League in 1915. He saw guest appearances in the First World War with Hebburn Argyle or Hebburn Town, as it became. He also appeared for Manchester United and Leeds City in similar circumstances as well as his normal team in Northampton Town. He guested for Leeds City in the 1915-16 season and all four of his games saw him in the Outside Left position. His debut came in a 0-1 home defeat by Hull City on 5th February 1916 and matters did not get any better as the following Saturday, as City found themselves five goals down in the first half at Leeds Road, home of Huddersfield Town. Clem Stephenson did pull a goal back in the second half, but City finished tenth of a fourteen club Midland Section in the Principal Tournament. His first appearance in the Subsiduary Tournament (Northern Division) at Rochdale on 4th March 1916 brought a happier outcome as Willie Wilson, filling in at centre forward in place of Jack Peart, scored the only goal of the game in the second half. It was also the game, which saw Stan Robinson, who filled in, in place of Clem Stephenson, who was absent for the final time. It was no co-incidence that City put in a strong run which saw them top that Section at the end of the season. So, with Willie Wilson reinstalled on the left wing and Fanny Walden a fixture on the right and Ivan Sharpe hovering also, he was lucky to feature in another game. However, in the penultimate game he did come back on the left as Willie Wilson covered for Jack Peart at Centre-Forward. So he played his final game for City on the left wing in a 1-0 home win over Barnsley at Elland Road on 24th April 1916, which was settled by a second half goal from Clem Stephenson. After the War he left Northampton Town and started his Football League career in 1919 with Second Division Hull City. He had, in fact, also played for Hull City during the war and from September 1917, he had signed permanently for the Tigers and he went on to make sixty-two appearances and had an excellent strike rate as he found the net on thirty-one occasions before Football League fixtures recommenced at the start of the 1919-20 season. He and Hull were not off to a good start as on 30th August 1919 a trip to St Andrew's to play Birmingham saw the home team win by 4-1. The season was average in most aspects with City finishing eleventh with eighteen wins six draws and eighteen defeats and seventy-eight goals for and seventy-two conceded with forty-two points from forty-two games. He was at Hull City for three seasons after the end of World War One. In his second League season of 1920-21, Hull had another mediocre one, finishing in thirteenth place, with ten wins, twenty draws and twelve defeats, forty-three goals for and fifty-three against for forty points. His third and final season at Hull City saw the Tigers close to promotion finishing fifth, just four points behind second placed Stoke. They won nineteen, drew ten and were defeated thirteen times, scoring fifty-one and conceding forty-one goals, to accumulate forty-eight points. During almost three years at Boothferry Park he made sixty- seven League appearances and scored nine goals as well as making three F.A. Cup appearances without scoring and in addition he also played sixty -two war-time games and managed thirty-one goals, before joining Sheffield United in 1922. However, his time at Bramall Lane wasn’t very productive as he made just two League appearances without scoring before moving south to Third Division South side, Brentford, the following year. He made sixteen League appearances and scored seven goals for the Bees before signing for Rochdale for the start of the 1924-25 season. He made one hundred and twenty-seven League appearances and scored forty-eight goals for the Spotland side, together with two goals from five F.A. Cup appearances and two other appearances. He had a successful four year stay finishing sixth in 1924-25, third in 1925-26 and second in 1926-27, almost achieving promotion but not making the top spot and promotion and 1926-27 saw them finish thirteenth. He was not always first choice but he was a regular goalscorer. He was second leading goal scorer with eleven League goals. His first came on 4th October 1924, in the club's seventh game in a 3-1 away win at Rotherham United he scored scored the opening goal and added a second later. Two games later, on the 18th of October 1924, he again opened the scoring in a 2-2 draw at Accrington Stanley. He again got Rochdale's first goal in a 2-1 home win over Tranmere Rovers on 1st November 1924. Five more games had been played when he again scored Dale's first goal this time as they went down 2-3 at Durham City on 20th December 1924. In the next game on Christmas Day 1924 he bagged a brace in a 5-0 home win over Crewe Alexandra after once more opening the scoring. Dale's first game in 1925, brought up their twenty-first encounter of the season, on 3rd January 1925 and Hughes got their second in a 3-2 away win. His ninth goal of the season was when once more he scored the first goal in a 3-0 home win over Walsall on 28th February 1925. Two games later he got the second in a 3-0 home win over Lincoln City on 14th March 1925 for his tenth. His eleventh and final goal came when he got the second in the thirty-ninth game in a 2-0 home win over New Brighton on 14th April 1925. The club were very prolific in finding the net, no fewer than one hundred and four times, in the 1925-26 when they finished third, just two points behind Champions Grimsby Town and one behind Bradford Park Avenue in second spot. The goals were well spread with Fergusson leading the way with nineteen and Hughes fourth with sixteen, one of which came from the penalty spot. He was off to a flying start with six goals in the first seven games as he opened his account for the season with one of the six goals that they got in a 6-0 home win over Hartlepool United on 29th August 1925. It was a penalty in the 1-1 draw at Halifax Town on 1st September 1925 which gave him two goals in as many games. A week later in a 2-2 home draw with Rotherham United, he got Dale's second goal to take him to three goals in four games. He was quickly making a name for himself as a regular goalscorer and once more it was he that opened the scoring in a 2-0 home win over Walsall on 19th September 1925. He did not improve his tally until another seven games had been played before he got the second goal in a 4-0 win at Rotherham United on 2nd November 1925 to take him to seven goals to date. Three games later he got the second goal in a 2-2 draw at Doncaster Rovers for his eighth of the season. The club was now progressing in the F.A. Cup and a week later he found the net in a first round tie,in a home 1-1 draw with West Stanley on 28th November 1925, but the game had not been decided before it was abandoned. Three days later, the tie was decided after he had scored twice in a 4-0 win. It was back to the League on 5th December 1925, and he again got the second goal as Rochdale won 2-0 at Sincil Bank over Lincoln City for his ninth League goal. It was then back to the F.A. Cup on 12th December 1925, a 5,000 crowd saw Chilton Colliery hold Rochdale on their home ground to a 1-1 draw. The home replay sprung a surprise as the visitors prevailed by 2-1, with Hughes unable to score in either. New Year's day 1926 was a happy one, as Hughes scored the second goal in a 2-0 win at Durham City. His next goal, his eleventh, came as he opened the scoring in a 2-1 home win over Wigan Borough on 16th January 1926. He made it a dozen with the opening goal in a 3-1 home win over Southport on 25th January 1926. The Baker's dozen came up in the very next match on 30th January 1926 as he knotched one more in the 5-1 away at Walsall. There was an extremely important fixture on 13th February 1926 when Rochdale had to visit fellow promotion aspirants in Bradord Park Avenue and it drew a huge crowd, for theThird Division, of 24,893. The majority would have gone home happy as the home team won 3-1, but Hughes added another to his tally, which had now reached fourteen in the League games a week later he finished off any resistance that Champions Grimsby Town had as the Dale with the fifth goal in a 5-2 home win on 20th February 1926. He did not score again that season, until the penultimate fixture when he again scored the final goal in a 3-1 away win at Nelson on 24th April 1926. His final season at Spotland again saw him score sixteen League goals, which left him as the second on the list striker to Albert Whitehurst, who scored a huge forty-four, which still is the Rochdale highest-ever and was the equal highest ever in the Division to that point. Hughes did not open his tally until the seventh game of the season, when he opened the scoring in a 3-1 home win over Wrexham on 18th September 1926 and his second was the opening goal in the thirteenth match on 30th October 1926 in a 3-0 away win at Wigan Borough. He also found the net in the following 7-2 home win over Doncaster Rovers on 6th November 1926, however, he had to wait for Xmas Day 1926 before a brace took him to five in a 7-3 win at home against Lincoln City. His next two goals both came in a 3-1 home win over Tranmere Rovers, including the opener on 29th January 1927. He now went on a more prolific scoring record, as after he had scored the first goal in the 2-3 defeat at Hartlepool United on 26th February 1927, he then scored the first two goals in a 5-0 home win at home to Ashington on 5th March 1927 and another brace when he netted the third and fifth goals in a 4-0 home win over Stoke City in front of 12,727, on 2nd April 1927. He next got one of the three goals in a 3-0 home win over Bradford Park Avenue on 16th April 1927, in front of a crowd of 8,871. Just three days later he opened the scoring and went on to bag another brace in a 5-1 home win against Barrow. His final goal came on 23rd April 1927 as it was the Dale's only goal in a 1-4 away defeat by Walsall. that cost them promotion.The 1927-28 season showed a decline in fortune sinking to thirteenth with Hughes the fourth highest goalscorer with only five strikes. His first was in the second game of the season at home to Stockport County on 30th August 1927 in a 2-1 home win of which he got the second. He doubled his tally in the ninth game of the season in a 3-1 away win at Chesterfield, in which he opened the scoring on 15th October 1927. His third came two games later, on 29th October 1927 in a 2-0 away win at Hartlepool United in which he made sure of victory with the second goal. The fourth came four games later in a 4-1 home win over Darlington His fifth and final goal for the club was the second in a 2-2 away draw at Bradford City in front of 10,565 spectators. In the close season he moved to Wigan Borough who became his final Football League club. He made his League debut for Boro on 25th August 1928, the opening day of season 1928-29. The opposition were Lincoln City at Sincil Bank and Boro won the game 3-1. He stayed at Springfield Park for two seasons and he made sixty-six League appearances and scored fifteen goals. He also played five games in both the Lancashire Senior Cup and the Manchester Senior Cup; he also played five FA Cup games for Boro scoring once in all three competitions. After the opening game with Lincoln, Wigan dropped a point at home in a 1-1 draw with Halifax Town four days later but restarted their winning run with a 2-0 home win over Nelson in the First Round of Lancashire Senior Cup on 5th September 1928 but just three days later they were beaten at Accrington Stanley 0-2 in the League. They returned to winning ways with a 2-0 home win over Hartlepool United on 15th September 1928 but could not sustain it, going down 1-2 at Carlisle United on 22nd September 1928. To this point Hughes had been ever present, but had failed to score, in League or Lancashire Cup. He was missing as Boro then played a 1-1 draw at Barrow in the Second Round of Lancashire Senior Cup on 24th September 1928, but he was back again as Boro again won in the League 1-0 at home to Rotherham United on 29th September 1928. Hughes was once more missing as Boro won their Second Round replay 3-0 over Barrow on 3rd October 1928. He was, however, back for the 0-0 away draw with former club, Rochdale, three days later. This was followed by a 4-0 away win at Crewe Alexandra on 13th October 1928 and seven days later Southport in a 1-0 home win. Hughes played his twelfth League game on 27th October 1928, but had no reason to rejoice as in the trip to Darlington ended in a 0-3 defeat. But he made his second Lancashire Senior Cup on 31st October 1928, which saw him score his first goal of the season, and Rochdale's final one in a surprise 4-4 away draw with Manchester United. There was then a home 1-0 win over Nelson in the League on 3rd November 1928 before Wigan went down 1-2 in the Lancashire Senior Cup Third Round Replay four days later. 10th November 1928 saw Hughes open his League goal tally woth Boro's second goal in the 2-2 away draw at South Shields 2-2. He was not one of the scorers in a 5-1 home win over Ashington on 17th November 1928. There was repeat opposition a week later, only this time they were in the First Round of the F.A. Cup, but the result was the same, except that the score was 2-0. On 1st December 1928 there were two more points gained in the League with a 2-1 home win overBarrow and this was followed by the Second Round of the FA Cup on 8th December 1928. Hughes scored the second goal in a 2-1 home win over Barrow to leave him 1 goal in each of the competitions he had appeared in. Borough were then drawn against the mighty Sheffield Wednesday in the next round and from that moment on Springfield Park became a hive of activity. The directors worked on the assumption of a 40,000 gate and for this to happen the ground needed bringing right up to scratch. Volunteers and tradesmen worked at banking up the 'top goal' end whilst new turnstiles were also being installed. Thirteen were installed in total and twelve doors were constructed on the club buildings so that ticket sales could be completed without throngs of people hanging around the ground too long in order to purchase match day tickets. Special entrances were allotted to ticket holders on the 'left hand side of the main entrance', extra crush barriers were installed and special 'doors' were erected at the top of Springfield Road for motor vehicles to go straight into the ground rather than having to bypass the crowds queueing at all other ground entrances. A charge of one shilling per vehicle was made and all vehicle occupiers had to have a match ticket. The club had issued an earlier statement that there was sufficient parking for 'several hundred' vehicles. The gates would be opened at twelve noon on the day of the game. But that was for a few weeks later! In the meantime there was still the League requiring their full concentration! On 15th December 1928, they were held by Wrexham to a 1-1 draw at Springfield Park and then another point was dropped in a 2-2 draw at New Brighton, seven days later. It got worse on Christmas Day as Tranmere Rovers scored the only goal of the game to take the points home with them. Four days later it seemed they had arrested the situation as they put four past Lincoln City on 29th December 1928 without reply on home turf.However, a trip across Manchester saw them play in front of 18,744 at Stockport County, on New Year's Day, unfortunately the home side finished 2-1 winners. Four days later, they crossed the Pennines and drew another good crowd, this time15,180, but their trip to Valley Parade was equally friutless with Bradford City scoring the only goal of game. Not exactly the build up required for the monumental clash with Sheffield Wednesday, who would later top the First Division at the end of thr 1928-29 season. So on 12th January 1929, it turned out that the crowd was 30,443 not quite the one the Wigan Directors were expecting and it was their last chance at advancement as the game was equally disappointing, finishing in a 1-3 defeat for Borough. It was a back to the League to try and rectify the recent slump and on 19th January 1928 they got off to a good start with a fine 5-2 home win over Accrington Stanley. A week later they had to visit the North-East, without Hughes, the only League game he missed, but they game home with both points after a 3-1 win at Hartlepool United. After being used exclusively on the right wing, Hughes return on the left wing for the home game with Carlisle United on 2nd February 1929. The points were shared after a 2-2 draw. A week later they went to Rotherham United and returned home with the points, after a 4-2 win. On 16th February 1929 they chalked up a 4-1 home win over Hughes' former club, Rochdale. A week later, he finally doubled his League goal tally to two, with the fourth goal in a 4-2 home win over Crewe Alexandra. However, on 2nd March 1929, they dropped the points away to Southport by 0-3. Four days later there was a pleasing victory with a 3-1 home win over Oldham Athletic in the First Round of the Manchester Senior Cup. 9th March 1929 brought a 2-0 home win in the League over Darlington. He got his third League goal, Wigan's only goal in a 1-2 defeat at Nelson on 16th March 1929. Boro returned to winning ways with a resounding 4-0 home win over South Shields on 23rd March 1929. There was the usual Easter fixture congesture with a Good Friday bringing a 2-3 defeat at Tranmere Rovers. Easter Saturday, 30th March 1929 meant another trip to the North-East Boro returned with one point from Ashington as reward for a 1-1 draw. Easter Tuesday, 1st April 1929 saw Springfield Park crammed to the rafters as the game was played in hurricane conditions but that didn't deter the supporters who braved the adverse elements and set up an all time record attendance for an association football game at Springfield Park. Boro proved not to be "April Fools" with a magnificent 4-0 win over Stockport County. On 6th April 1929 Hughes bagged a brace to take his League goals to five in thirty-five League games as Doncaster Rovers at Springfield Park. Two days later Boro went to Chesterfield and played a scoreless game. But on 13th April 1929, Boro were again unable to find the net, but home team Barrow managed one and defeat for Boro. A week later Boro were back to winning ways with a 5-1 home win over Chesterfield. 24th April 1929, saw Boro eliminated from the Semi-Final of the Manchester Senior Cup by Manchester City by the narrowest of margins, 1-0. 27th April 1929 there was a 3-1 win at Wrexham, which saw Hughes score his sixth and final League goal in his thirty-ninth game of the season. He took his League appearances for the season to forty-one, as Boro took both points in a 2-1 away win at Doncaster Rovers on 1st May 1929 and three days later dropped a point to visitors New Brighton in a 1-1 home draw. This saw them finish the season in fourth place with fifty-one points from twenty -one wins, nine draws and twelve defeats with eighty-two goals for and forty-nine against in the forty-two match season. It had been a two horse race with Bradford City gaining promotion as Champions on sixty-three points followed closely by Stockport County on sixty-two, with Wrexham just pipping Boro with fifty-two points. It was to be Boro's highest League position. The Boro Reserve team reverted back to normality, finishing third from bottom of the Lancashire Combination, winning only nine of their thirty-eight fixtures with six draws and twenty-three loses giving them twenty-four points and sixty -nine goals for and ninety-nine against. Hughes had scored six goals in forty-one appearances in the League.He also scored once in three F.A. Cup encounters, one goal in three Lancashire Senior Cup and two appearances in the Manchester Senior Cup without scoring. The 1929-30 season, his final one at Boro saw him used mainly as a left winger. He was off to a fantastic start as he scored five goals in the first four League games. It was his goal that got the point at rivals Stockport County in front of a 10,419 on 7th September 1929 in the opening game of the season. Seven days later he scored twice in a 5-0 in front of a 7,180 home crowd over New Brighton. The third game brought Borough and Hughes down to earth as a visit to Port Vale drew a 7,915 crowd as the home side won by 4-0 on 21st September 1929. However, Boro responded in masterly fashion with an 8-0 home win over Carlisle United and Hughes scored a brace to take him to five goals in four games on 25th September 1929. It was Carlisle United's highest-ever defeat up to that date. Similarly, it was also the joint largest winning margin ever recorded by Borough. They kept up the pace with a 2-0 home win over Barrow on 28th September 1929. Fellow-promotion aspirants, Wrexham, gave Boro another reminder that there were several clubs of similar vein, obtaining a 2-1 home win on Hughes' and Boro's sixth League game of the season. There was another wake up call to Boro as Accrington Stanley inflicted a 6-1 defeat on them at Peel Park in the First Round of the Lancashire Senior Cup on 7th October 1929. A week later another point was conceded in a 1-1 draw at home to South Shields. Another week later on 19th October 1929 another visit to Peel Park saw another defeat, this time by 1-3. 26th October 1929 brought a welcome win at home over Darlington by 3-2, but there was a further defeat in their next away trip to Hartlepool United on 2nd November 1929 by 0-4. Hughes added a penalty success to give him six goals from eleven games as he maintained an ever-present record to 9th November 1929 and scored the second goal in a 3-2 home success over Doncaster Rovers. Boro on the road was now getting embarrassing as 16th November saw another heavy defeat, this time by five clear goals at Chesterfield. Fortunately, Boro bounced back with a 4-1 home success over Lincoln City a week later. 30th November 1929 saw a repeat of the fixture at Sincil Bank and home advantage to Lincoln was sufficient to allow them to progress to the F.A. Cup Second Round, whereas for Boro it was a quick exit at the first hurdle. Hughes brought up his fourteenth consecutive League appearance on 7th December 1929 as Boro beat Halifax Town at home. His ever-present record was broken as he missed the 1-2 defeat at Rochdale a week later and the 3-1 win in the reverse fixture the following Saturday on 21st December 1929. He was back for the 1-1 draw at Southport on Christmas Day 1929 and in the Boxing Day reverse fixture it was his seventh goal of the season that earned a 1-1 draw. 28th December 1929 brought another away defeat by 0-4 from the visit to York City. New Years Day 1930 saw Crewe Alexandra visit Springfield Park an leave with a point in a 2-2 draw. The club was now showing financial problems and after missing the 0-1 home defeat by Stockport County on 4th January 1930. Albert 'Teddy' Humpish was transferred to Arsenal after this game for an undisclosed fee. However all the money from the transfer was swallowed up as the club decided to pay the accumulated arrears owed to players. Furthermore the chairman revealed that the sale was made to enable the situation to be rectified and was at pains to disclose that all the players would now be paid in full and the matter resolved. He revealed that there was no money left to pay outstanding transfer fees and the average weekly income from games was forty eight pounds whilst the break even figure was one hundred and eight pounds. The support from the public was simply not good enough and he feared the club could not go on much longer. Hughes also missed the 0-3 away defeat by Tranmere Rovers on 11th January 1930. He did return for the 0-5 away defeat by New Brighton a week later but the rot was well and truly showing, as Port Vale visited Springfield Park and inflicted a 0-3 defeat on 25th January 1930. More cost cutting measures were taken as the end of January 1930 came into view. First team trainer William Hibbert, who had been in the position since January 1928 was dispensed with. Another away game at Barrow on 1st February 1930 saw Barrow inflict a 1-4 defeat. A 2-1 home win over Wrexham came on 8th February 1930 but it was also the last game in which Angus McKinnon acted as manager. Club secretary Mr Leslie Aldred took over first team responsibilities with immediate effect becuase the directors simply could not afford to employ another person in a managerial capacity. 15th February 1930 brought Hughes his eighth goal of the season as he got the first goal in a 2-2 draw at South Shields in his twenty-third League game. A week later Boro got a welcome 2-1 home win over Accrington Stanley, while on 22nd February 1930 Hughes made his twenty-fifth League appearance of the season as Boro fell to another away defeat, as Rotherham United won 4-1. It was his the last he would play for a long time. In his absence on 1st March 1930 an away game meant another defeat this time at Darlington by 0-2. A week later there was a 1-3 home defeat by Hartlepool United. On 12th March 1930 Hughes made an extremely rare appearance in the Manchester Senior Cup Second Round 1-0 home win over Bolton Wanderers. Boro continued without him in the League as their nightmare away record grew bigger and bigger with a 2-4 defeat at Doncaster Rovers on 15th March 1930. A week later they managed a 2-1 home win over Chesterfield. An away trip on 29th March 1930 to Sincil Bank saw Lincoln City score twice without reply. 1st April 1930 brought another good result, as Boro held Rochdale at Spotland in a 3-3 draw in the Manchester Senior Cup Semi-Final. A trip to Tranmere Rovers on 5th April 1930 brought the usual result a defeat, this time by 0-2. The day before this game Billy Welsh departed Springfield Park after the directors agreed to offer him a free transfer. It was believed that he had headed home to Scotland. Once more the was an impasse in the Manchester Senior Cup as neither side could score in the replay on 9th April 1930. Wigan went on their travels once more on 12th April 1930, again with the usual result. This time Halifax scored twice to Wigan's one. On Good Friay, 18th April 1930 Hughes made a return on the right-wing for his twenty-sixth appearance and opened the scoring with his ninth goal as Boro finally broke their away hoodoo with a 3-1 away win at Nelson. He switched back to the left on Easter Saturday at home to Rotherham United in a 1-1 draw. Easter Monday saw the double achieved in a 2-0 home win over Nelson in Hughes' twenty-eighth League game. Hughes played his second game in the competition, on 30th April 1930, which brought a fine win over Rochdale by 2-1 in the Manchester Senior Cup Semi-Final, second replay. For his twenty-ninth League appearance of the season on 3rd May 1930 Hughes remained on the left wing as Boro, true to form, went down 0-5 at Carlisle United. Maybe they were saving themselves for their final game of the season, on 7th May 1930, in the Final of the Manchester Senior Cup Final. A season of financial struggle at least had ended on a high note. The season had been a very poor one for all clubs in the North West and this was the only trophy any club in the region won during that season. The crowd contained 'numerous Wigan supporters who had made the trip by charabanc and train. City who were holders of the cup fielded their Central League side and this consisted of, Jones; Corbett, McCloy; Gibbons, Gregory, Bray; Austin, Wrightson, Ridding, Matt Busby and Harrison. Their goalscorers were, Ridding and Bray. The game went into extra time and it was Bobby Hughes who scored the goal that clinched the trophy. The trophy was presented to Ernie Cockle by the chairman of the Manchester County Football Association Mr T Walker who stated in his speech that the best team on the day had won. A delighted Cockle was quoted, "This is the first time we have won it and we hope to win it again". Match details: Manchester City 2-3 Wigan Borough (Manchester Senior Cup, Final) Wigan team Mittell; Moran, Green; Horrocks, Cockle Robb; Welsby, Ingram, Collins, Scurr, Hughes. Wigan scorers Welsby, Collins, Hughes, Attendance 2,600 as Bobby Hughes made his third appearance and scored his first goal in the Competition. In the League Boro played forty-two, won thirteen, drew seven, lost twenty-two with fifty-one goals and conceded eighty which gave them thirty-three points and a position of eighteenth. The Reserves team finished fifth from bottom of the Lancashire Combination their record being P38, W12, D6, L20, F66, A96 Pts 30. Position 15th. Hughes scored nine in twenty-nine League games, one without scoring in the F. A. Cup and three games in Manchester Senior Cup scoring once and one appearance in the Lancashire Senior Cup without scoring. This brought his total goals and appearances for Wigan Borough to fifteen in seventy League games; one goal in four F.A. Cup; one goal in four Lancashire Senior Cup: and one goal in five Manchester Senior Cup. He left at the end of the 1929-30 season and finished his career with Non-League Ashton National. He died in 1955

War-time Guest AppearancesGoals
Principal Tournament 20
Subsidiary Tournament 20
Total 40