Tuesday, 21 December 2010
228 Jason Hardy
Position : Left Back
Played : 1995-96
Appearances : 7
Goals : 0
Jason was another former Halifax player who turned up at the club in the summer following a spell with lowly Prestwich Heys. He knew Docherty from Burnley for whom he made his debut in 1987.He was at Turf Moor for 5 seasons but only made 43 apperarances filling in at left back or in midfield; in two of those seasons he didn't appear at all and played very little part in their Fourth Division title-winning side going on loan to Halifax in January 1992. Halifax signed him on his release that summer and he played 22 games scoring twice in the side that was relegated to the Conference. At some point after that he moved on to Prestwich.
He was only signed as squad ballast but got his chance early on when Kevin Formby was sent off at Torquay and suspended for three games. That was plenty long enough to expose Jason's inadequacies ; he was slow, couldn't really tackle, often out of position and offered nothing going forward. Thereafter when Formby was missing Jason Peake dropped back. This Jason made a couple more appearances at the end of the season when we were really short including the last game at Hereford.
The next season he was playing at Salford City and was last heard of in 1998 when he had a brief spell with Hyde.