Leonard Victor Astill
b. Wolverhampton 30 December 1916
d. Lilleshall 25 March 1990
Debut 1 February 1936 (19y 33d) Final Game 21 March 1936 (19y 81d)
First Goal 1 February 1936
CAREER: Horden Road School;Old Hall School;Heath Town;Wolverhampton Wanderers May'34;Blackburn Rovers Jan'36 (£1,000);Ipswich Town Jun'37 (free);Colchester United May'38;Gainsborough Trinity '38.
FL 3 apps 1 gl
FAC 1 app
Total 4 apps 1 gl
He was signed by Wolves after he played for the town team in the final of the English Schoolboy Championship and started his career with great promise (37 goals in 34 junior appearances, 11 goals in 27 reserve games). He failed to progress but was considered a bright prospect when he came to Ewood. Able to play in either of the left sided positions he was more often found at inside forward and scored on his debut. However his experiences with the reserves prompted the Rovers to release him. He re-discovered his scoring touch in the Southern League with Ipswich. A market trader in Walsall he later bought a newsagent’s shop in Telford.