History - Six or more goals in a match - Bramley Buffaloes

The first Bramley goal-kicker to kick six goals in a match happened when Bramley lost 21-53 at Wigan in March 1935 when Welshman Ivor Rees had the goal-kicking role.  It would be just a month short of eleven years before Jack Gibson created a new goals-in-a-match record for the amber and blacks when he kicked nine goals in the record-breaking 51-3 home victory against Hull Juniors in the Rugby League Challenge Cup.

Prop-forward Moon would be the next to kick six goals when Bramley defeated York 27-17 in the final home match of the 1946-47 season.  The first match of the following season saw Jack Gibson kick seven goals in the 29-8 home win at the expense of Belle Vue Rangers while second-rower Whitehead’s six goals enabled Bramley to gain a shock 18-16 victory against Hull at the Barley Mow in October 1948.  The 33-2 home destruction of Cardiff in April 1952 helped full-back Powell slot over six goals.

New Zealand Maori full-back was the next to kick six goals in a match when Bramley defeated Liverpool City at home in the 1953-54 campaign as he kicked his way to 99 goals for the season.  As Wilson became the first player to score over a hundred goals in a season in 1954-55 he notched seven in the 29-3 home victory against Hull KR and six in the 27-6 win at the “Mow” versus Hull.  The following season and Johnny Wilson and George Langfield shared 144 goals between them with Wilson kicking eight goals in the 31-10 home victory against Castleford, and seven at home to Batley (35-12) while Langfield kicked six goals in the three home games against Leeds (21-35), Liverpool City (30-11) and Keighley (27-5).

George Langfield became the first-choice kicker for the 1956/57 season.  George responded by smashing the club’s goals in a season record as he landed 123 for the black and ambers.  George gave a preview as to what the season had in store when he kicked a club record-equalling nine goals in a match in the first home match of the season, a 33-2 drubbing of Swinton, he then repeated the feat when Batley were beaten at “The Mow” 36-17.  He kicked seven goals in the home wins against Dewsbury (35-13) and Featherstone (29-13) and in the away defeat at Whitehaven (26-42) and six in each of the home victories against York (24-17), Castleford (33-12) and Doncaster (30-12).

The following season Wilson and Langfield shared 98 goals with Wilson kicking seven goals in the 7-29 defeat at Warrington and six in the matches at Keighley (11-9) and Whitehaven (9-38) and in the 15-13 home win versus Swinton while Langfield kicked seven in the 29-18 victory at York.  On his way to kicking 106 goals in the 1958-59 season, Wilson kicked nine in the 30-15 home victories against Keighley, eight against Dewsbury (22-14) and six as Bramley defeated Featherstone 18-12.

1959-60 and Wilson kicked another nine in the 39-0 home win against Liverpool City in the Rugby League Challenge Cup and another seven against them in the home league match plus seven in the 17-17 draw versus Hunslet and six in the 18-34 home defeat against Leeds.  The next season and Wilson, despite failing to get to a hundred goals still managed to kick eight in the 28-2 home win versus York and seven at the “Mow” against Dewsbury (26-6) and Liverpool City (17-5). The 1961/62 saw a record-breaking season in the career of Johnny Wilson as he broke the club goals-in-a-season record when he kicked 130 goals including 8 in a 28-2 victory at Bradford and 7 versus Rochdale (20-5) and York (23-12) at home and six in a match five times, the York game being the last match of the season and where he broke and created the new record.

The following season saw Wilson fall just short of the “ton” by two but was still able to bang over seven in the 20-12 victory at Hull KR and six in the home win (15-7) against York in an Eastern Division match.  York provided Wilson with another seven the following season as Bramley won at home by 20-5. The only other match that saw a Bramley player kick six goals was when deputy full-back Rogers help Bramley defeat Salford at the “Willows” 23-2.  Rogers repeated his feat the following season in a 21-11 home win at the expense of Halifax.  Left-winger Terry Hollindrake took over the goal-kicking role for season 1965-66 and kicked six goals in the 21-12 win at home to York, he kicked the same number the following season in the 27-6 win at Bramley while Dave Sampson slotted over six in the 42-8 rout at home to Dewsbury.

Hollindrake kicked another six in the 24-15 win at home to Keighley in season 1967-68, while record signing Robin Dewhirst popped over seven in the 46-14 demolishing versus Blackpool Borough.  Dewhirst was inspirational the following season when he kicked six goals as Bramley earned a shock 18-17 victory at Hull.  The next season brought Dewhirst another haul of six as Bramley won at Dewsbury 18-12.  On his way to kicking 94 goals in the 1970-71 season, Dewhirst kicked seven at Hunslet (35-2) and six in the home victories against Batley (27-24) and Barrow (21-18) plus in the 18-28 loss at Workington.  The following season brought another two six-goal hauls, first in the shock 15-10 home victory against St Helens and also when Doncaster visited McClaren Field (27-11).

Scrum-half Barney Ward celebrated Bramley’s finest season (1973-74) in their history by kicking six goals in the 30-18 win at Oldham and in the 24-12 home win against Leigh in the John Player Trophy, while player-coach Arthur Keegan slotted seven over in the 41-20 league victory over Leigh.  Ward then broke the goals in a match record the following season when he had eleven successful shots at goal as Bramley hammered Doncaster 52-17 in the first round of the Yorkshire Cup.

John Hay was the first-choice kicker during the 1975-76 season and celebrated by kicking seven in the 32-6 Floodlit Trophy win at Halifax and six at Doncaster as Bramley won 27-9.  The following season Hay kicked another seven in the 26-15 home victory against Whitehaven before handing the goal-kicking duties to Neil Fox who helped Bramley secure promotion to the first division as he kicked six goals in successive matches at Blackpool (21-2) and then at home versus Doncaster (33-24).

The 1978-79 season saw Frank Davies kick seven goals in the 41-20 home win against Doncaster while Stuart Johnston kicked eight when Huyton arrived at Bramley and were beaten 43-8.  Johnston repeated the feat the following year as Bramley knocked Whitehaven out of the John Player Trophy with a 43-15 thumping.  Blonde full-back Trevor Bibb took over the goal-kicking in the 1980-81 campaign and slotted over seven goals in the 29-22 home win versus Batley and at Huyton (32-13) plus six in each of the matches at Hunslet (30-23) and in the home game against Rochdale (24-14).

Former Bramley RLFC ball-boy Shaun killer was the first choice goal-kicker and an ever-present at full-back in the 1982-83 season and saw him land 104 goals during the season, including nine at home to Salford (42-17), seven in the 32-11 home victory against Blackpool Borough and six in the 28-18 away victory at York, where his 100th goal of the season was the last of his six goals.  The next season resulted in him kicking seven in the 34-10 home win versus Huyton and six in the impressive 32-4 victory at Keighley.  1984-85 brought another batch of seven goals in the shock 33-5 John Player Trophy stuffing of Whitehaven and six in the 30-8 home win against Southend Invicta as he continued as the club’s chief goal-kicker.

In the 1985-86 season, Shaun again appeared in all of Bramley’s 40 matches.  Now playing on the right-wing he kicked 110 goals by the end of the season, including seven in each of the big home victories against Keighley (46-10) and Mansfield (46-20) he also kicked six goals in a match four times including in the 20-20 draw at Hunslet as well as in the home victories against Runcorn Highfield (36-22) and Workington Town (32-22) and also in the sensational 38-14 victory at Whitehaven. The second successful kick in the match versus Workington was his 100th of the season.

By 1988-89 scrum-half Steve Carroll had been handed the goal-kicking job and responded by kicking eight in the 56-10 trouncing of Fulham in the Regal Trophy and seven in the record 62-14 victory at home to Dewsbury and also in the 34-10 home win against Chorley Borough and another six in the 32-0 win at Mansfield.  The following season and he kicked seven goals in the 46-10 home victory against Chorley Borough and again at home in the 29-6 win versus Runcorn Highfield.  1990-91 brought him eight at home to Runcorn (44-6), seven at home to Chorley (27-18) and six in the 21-24 loss at Nottingham.

The promotion-winning season of 1991-92 was spearheaded by an incredible season personally for Steve Carroll who broke Bramley record after record as he played and scored in every match.  Finishing with 138 goals and 288 points he created two new seasonal records, plus he became the first Bramley player to score 50 drop-goals in a career, his 50th being in the 15-38 Yorkshire Cup defeat at home to Bradford Northern.  He kicked seven place goals in a match on three occasions at home to Nottingham (54-0), Doncaster (38-8) and Scarborough Pirates (47-0) when he also kicked a drop-goal, he also kicked 6 goals on an incredible 7 occasions. His record-making 131st goal being the only goal in a 6-12 home defeat against Batley.

Dean Creasser was on target with seven goals in the first home match of 1992-93 as Bramley defeated Huddersfield at home by 34 points to ten.  The 1994-5 season saw Jon Perks kick six in the 40-14 Regal Trophy home tie against Mysons, while Dean Creasser went one better as he popped over seven in the 42-2 first round of the Rugby League Challenge Cup tie versus Woolston which would be the last time anyone would kick over six goals in a match at McClaren Field.

The move to Clarence Field at Kirkstall in 1995 resulted in Dean Creasser equalling Barney Ward’s record of eleven in a match as Bramley romped to a record-breaking 74-0 win versus Chorley Borough.  The following season and Chorley were put to the sword again as Creasser landed nine goals in the 62-10 victory.  The three seasons playing at Headingley brought Kris Smith ten goals in the 57-12 home win against Doncaster, while be also kicked seven in the 50-32 victory at Oldham during the 1998 season.  Mark Sibson was the last player to kick six or more goals in a match for Bramley when he put six over the black dot in a 36-16 home win versus Rochdale Hornets in May 1999.

Six or more goals in a match on most occasion


Johnny Wilson          31 times

Steve Carroll             18 times

Shaun Kilner             13 times

George Langfield      12 times

Robin Dewhirst           9 times

Trevor Bibb                 4 times

Dean Creasser             4 times



Two players have achieved in three times

Six players have achieved it twice

Nine players have achieved it once


Between 1896 and 1999 six or more goals were kicked by a Bramley player in a single match on 121 occasions by 24 different players.