Bob Haworth

Bob Haworth

Robert (Bob) Haworth was born in Atherton on 25th June 1897. He became a coalminer and played football for Howe Bridge and Atherton Colliery before being persuaded by Charles Foweraker to join Bolton Wanderers in 1921. He joined a team that included Joe Smith, Billy Jennings, Jimmy Seddon, John Reid Smith, David Jack, Billy Butler, Ted Vizard, Dick Pym and Alex Finney.

Haworth made his league debut against West Bromwich Albion in November, 1921. He was a member of the team that beat West Ham United 2-0 to win the 1923 FA Cup Final. The goals were scored by David Jack and Joe Smith.

Haworth also played in the 1926 FA Cup Final against Manchester City at Wembley. David Jack scored the only goal of the game in the 76th minute.

In 1929 Haworth won his third cup-winners medal when Bolton Wanderers beat Portsmouth 2-0. The goals were scored by Billy Butler and Harold Blackmore.

Haworth's football career came to an end when he broke his leg in a game against Grimsby Town on 17th February 1931. He had played 357 cup and league games for the club.

Bob Haworth died in March 1962.