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Full Name: Henry Radford Ashby
Came from: Burton United Went to: Leicester Fosse
First game: 01 September 1904 Last game: 22 April 1905
Appearances: 41 (41/0) Goals: 0
Ashby was born in Derby in 1875 and began his career with hometown side Derby Athletic. In 1896 he joined Burton Swifts and made 88 appearances for the club over the next two seasons. After a spell with Brighton United he returned to Burton to play for Burton United, an amalgamation of the Swifts and Burton Wanderers. He played 92 times over the following two years before moving to Home Park in 1904.
During his only season with Argyle he was virtually ever-present at right full-back and the 1904-05 club handbook describes him as "a player who has had a good reputation among second leaguers for several seasons". At the end of the campaign he moved on to Leicester Fosse, where he played for two more seasons.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
We're grateful to Andy Chapman, Paul Roberts, Steve Rhodes and Mark Lovell for their help in writing GoS-DB's player pen-pictures, and to the PAFC Media Team and Colin Parsons for their help with photos. Thanks also to staff at the National Football Museum, the Scottish Football Museum and ScotlandsPeople for their valuable assistance.
The following publications have been particularly valuable in the research of pen-pictures: Plymouth Argyle, A Complete Record 1903-1989 (Brian Knight, ISBN 0-907969-40-2); Plymouth Argyle, 101 Golden Greats (Andy Riddle, ISBN 1-874287-47-3); Football League Players' Records 1888-1939 (Michael Joyce, ISBN 1-899468-67-6); Football League Players' Records 1946-1988 (Barry Hugman, ISBN 1-85443-020-3) and Plymouth Argyle Football Club Handbooks.
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