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Lomas: Albert (Bert)

1948-1949 (Player Details)


Born: Tyldesley: 14-10-1924

Debut: v West Bromwich Albion (h): 02-10-1948

Height&Weight: Unknown

Lomas started his football career as an amateur with Bolton Wanderers in junior football and joined Leeds United from them in September 1948. He was plunged straight in to the struggling Leeds first team, against West Bromwich Albion on 2nd October 1948 in a 1-3 loss at Elland Road. It was to be his only game for Leeds, as although Jim Twomey, who was thirty-four by then, did not play again for United, Harry Fearnley took his chance until Harold Searson was signed in January 1949 and soon was the established Leeds goalkeeper. Both Lomas and Fearnley chose to moved on. Fearnley in January and Lomas in June of 1949. Lomas was released to Mossley, where he played forty-eight games and excelled as part of a very successful FA Cup run by the club in the 1949-50 campaign in which they battled through the qualifying rounds before being beaten in a replay in the Second Round proper. He had other chances at League football, joining Rochdale in May 1950, where he made nine appearances, and then with Chesterfield, who he joined in July 1951. He played twenty-nine League games, while at Saltergate. He left the Spireites in June 1952 and had a spell with Non-League Wigan Athletic, taking part in their Lasncashire Combination Championship winning campaigns of 1952-53 and 1953-54 and their excellent 1953-54 F.A. Cup run, which saw them beat Scarborough in the First Round proper by 4-0 at home and then easily beat Hereford United 4-1 at home in the Second Round. However, after holding First Division Newcastle United to a 2-2 draw at St James' Park in front of a crowd of 52,222 in the Third Round, they went down by 2-3, after extra-time in the replay at Springfield Park in front of a capacity 26,000 attendance.

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