Born in Middlesbrough, he signed professional terms for his hometown club in 1950, going on to make 118 appearances at right-back, 113 in the league and five in the FA Cup.
He then joined Lincoln City, where he made 43 league appearances before joined Grantham for the 1963/64 season. Ray went on to play in all but 2 of the clubs games during the 1963/64 Midland League Championship season, he remained an ever-present the following season as the Gingerbreads finished runners-up. His third and final season saw only saw a further 8 appearances for the club. During a Grantham career that saw him play 97 times, scoring twice, Barnard later moved onto play for Lincoln Claytons.
Raymond Scholey Barnard
Born: 16th April 1933, Middlesbrough
Died: 7th July 2017, Lincoln
Grantham Town would like to send our condolences and sympathy to Raymond’s family and friends at this difficult time.
Updated 22:41 - 17 Jul 2017 by Andy Sutton