13 April 2007

Jack Lyttle

Name: John Hunter Lyttle (sometimes spelt Lytle)
Position: Half-Back

Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1898).

Club Honours: (with Glentoran) Irish League Champion 1896/97; Irish Cup Runner-Up 1898/99; City Cup Winner 1896/97; 1898/99; Belfast Charity Cup Runner-Up 1897/98.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
Other
Glentoran
1894/95-1898/99
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*71/1
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TOTALS
£-
71/1
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* all games

Biography:
After a slow start to his Glentoran career, he made a single appearance in each of his first two seasons, Jack Lyttle established himself for some of the club's earliest successes. He was a regular in the 1896/97 season as the Glens claimed their first City Cup and their second League title.

Capped once by Ireland, in a 1-0 win over Wales at Wrexham (Ireland's first victory on "foreign" soil), he was normally a left-half, but also filled in at left-back on occasion. In 71 Glentoran appearances he scored just once, in a 3-2 City Cup tie defeat at Belfast Celtic in April 1898.

Lyttle acted as a linesman in the 1899 Charity Cup Final and was also Glentoran's club secretary.

Ireland Cap Details:
19-02-1898 Wales... A W 1-0 BC

Summary: 1/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 0.

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