Coombe Hall

Coombe Hall : Blackburn Rovers

Coombe Hall was born in Scotland in 1872. He played for St Bernard's before joining Blackburn Rovers in 1890.

Blackburn finished in 6th place in the First Division of the Football League in the 1890-91 season. The club had a good run in the FA Cup and beat Middlesborough Ironopolis (3-0), Chester (7-0), Wolverhampton Wanderers (2-0), West Bromwich Albion (3-2) to reach their second successive final.

Notts County were their opponents. Blackburn selected the following players: (G) Rowland Pennington, (2) Tom Brandon, (3) Johnny Forbes, (4) John Barton, (5) George Dewar, (6) James Forrest, (7) Joseph Lofthouse, (8) Nathan Walton, (9) Jack Southworth, (10) Coombe Hall and (11) Billy Townley.

Blackburn Rovers put Notts County under pressure from the beginning and in the 8th minute, centre-half Dewar scored from a Townley corner. Before the end of the first-half, Southworth and Townley added further goals. Jimmy Oswald of Notts County did score a late consolation goal but Blackburn finished comfortable 3-1 winners and won the FA Cup for the 5th time in 8 years.

Hall left Blackburn Rovers in 1894. In his four years at the club he scored 26 goals in 79 games. After leaving Blackburn he played football in South Africa for the Wanderers and Port Elizabeth.

Coombe Hall died in 1932.