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Full Name: Henry William Lane
Born: 21 March 1909
Came from: Southend United Went to: Southend United
First game: 12 March 1938 Last game: 16 December 1939
Appearances: 60 (60/0) Goals: 11
The Hednesford-born forward's career was interrupted by the Second World War but his age enabled him to play either side of the conflict. Lane started out locally in Staffordshire, first with Hednesford Town and then Rugeley Villa and Bloxwich Strollers. In 1930 he was given the chance to make the step up with Birmingham City, but in a three-year spell he found it hard to progress, making just two first team appearances. In 1933 he moved to Southend United, where he played 155 times and scored 50 goals in nearly five seasons before moving to Home Park in 1938. Whilst in Devon he made 60 appearances and scored 11 goals, including playing in the South West Regional League after the 1939-40 season was abandoned. He returned to Essex during the war and resumed his career with Southend United when it ended, making an additional 64 appearances and scoring 15 more goals before retiring in May 1949, at the age of 40.
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