Lyon: John (Jack)
Born: Prescot: 03-11-1893
Debut: v Port Vale (a): 28-08-1920
5’9” 11st 10lb (1920)
Lyon played for Prescot before joining Hull City in October 1913, where he
scored six goals in thirty-seven games. United signed him for £300 in July 1920.
After making his debut in United's first-ever League game at Port Vale on 28th
August 1920, he was the regular Leeds Inside Left for the first twenty-eight
games of that campaign and had played a hand in Leeds' first ever League goal,
when he provided the cross for Len Armitage to net in United's second game
against South Shields at Elland Road on 1st September 1920. He scored his first
goal at Highfield Road against Coventry City on 27th November 1920 and followed
that by netting at Meadow Lane in a 2-1 win over Notts County, a week later and
finished his goal collection for Leeds with one more in a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton
Wanderers at Elland Road on 22nd January 1921. Despite holding a regular place in
their first League season, missing only nine fixtures, he returned to Prescot in 1921.
But in August that year he joined New Brighton, where he scored five times in
twenty-eight games, before moving to Mold in August 1924, winning a Welsh League
Championship medal in 1924-25. He rejoined Prescot in 1926-27. His elder brother,
Sam, played for Prescot, Hull City and Burnley, but was killed in the First World War
in 1916. Lyon died in 1985.