Former York City ’keeper Harold Searson dies

York City striking legend Alf Patrick is pictured left being thwarted by Mansfield Town ’keeper Harold Searson, who later switched to the Bootham Crescent club

York City striking legend Alf Patrick is pictured left being thwarted by Mansfield Town ’keeper Harold Searson, who later switched to the Bootham Crescent club

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FORMER York City ’keeper Harold Searson has died at the age of 88.

Searson, who had been suffering from cancer, played 63 games between the sticks for the Minstermen between 1952 and 1954.

He joined City from Leeds United, where he made more than 100 appearances and played a key role in the club’s run to the 1949 FA Cup quarter-finals.

After returning from wartime service in India, the Mansfield-born shot- stopper turned professional with Sheffield Wednesday.

He also played for his home-town club after moving on from the Owls and left Bootham Crescent for Corby.

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2:53pm Tue 8 Jan 13

yorkiemike says...

Remember seeing Harold play as a kid.I think he took over from the great Des Thompson who was transferred to Burnley.Young Micky Grainger was around at the time as well.Then Tommy Forgan followed on.
Remember seeing Harold play as a kid.I think he took over from the great Des Thompson who was transferred to Burnley.Young Micky Grainger was around at the time as well.Then Tommy Forgan followed on. yorkiemike
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