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Aggborough Alumni: Peter Wassall

A look back at one of the club’s very finest goal scorers…



Peter Wassall nets a goal for Harriers in 1967 - believed to be at Halesowen Town.

One of the famous Wassall brothers alongside Brendan, Peter Wassall signed on at Aggborough prior to the 1963-64 term.

After after spending his first campaign at what was then the right-half position, he made the switch to a forward role after performing well in the reserves. Never truer has it been that the rest, they say, is history.

Fiercely prolific in front of goal, Peter fired in some 433 goals as a Kidderminster Harriers player in just 621 games – a breathtaking ratio of over a goal every other game for more than ten years. You could only imagine what any club would do for a player of such form in this day and age.

Perhaps his goal scoring highlight game in something of a purple-patch season in which he struck a devastating 67 times alone in the Championship winning term of 1968-69 – smashing the previous record of its kind by some way.

Peter left the club in 1972 for a short spell with Hereford United, who paid Harriers a then record £3,000 fee for his services. He was soon back at Aggborough to finish his career, though, and notched the final of his 433 goals with a brace against Worcester in October 1974.

Tragically he died after suffering a severe heart attack in 1988, but passed away firmly holding the most impressive scoring record in KHFC’s long and proud history.


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