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Information:
1921-22 Squad Number:
11
Position:
Outside Left
Date of Birth:
03rd April 1895
Birthplace:
Silksworth, County Durham
Nationality:
English
Height:
5' 9
Weight:
11st 2lb
Signed:
06/10/1921
Career History:
Seaton Deleval
Leeds City November 1912 (On Trial), December 1912 (Permanent)
Preston North End October 1919 1,000
South Shields 19-20
Aberdeen 6th October 1921, Open to transfer - 30th April 1922
Wheatley Hill Alliance
Shildon Athletic
Hylton Colliery
 
Profile:
He first played for Seaton Delaval in Northumberland, a club which produced several fine players. An England International Schoolboy, he joined Leeds in November 1912 and soon made his debut. Initially he featured as an Outside Right, after being signed to take over from the departed Hugh Roberts, but later in his career he played almost exclusively as an Outside Left. Like many players his career was interrupted by war service. He returned to Leeds City after the War and was a regular in their final season. A tricky winger, he also scored his fair share of goals. He was one of the players in the infamous Hotel Metropole auction and was sold to Preston North End for 1,000, one of the highest bids at that auction. He made fourteen League appearances at Deepdale and scored one goal, before moving to South Shields in 1920. There he scored three times in thirteen games before moving to Scotland, where he joined Aberdeen. He spent a season at Pittodrie and appeared in the 1922 Scottish Cup Semi-Final, which the Dons lost 3-1 to Morton. He later played Non-League football in the North Eastern League with Wheatley Hill Alliance and Shildon Athletic, in his native County Durham. He died on 12th November 1988 in Sunderland.

Appearances: show debut only
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
15/10/1921
Aberdeen 4-2 Clyde
Div 1 (Old) 14,500 26 Start
22/10/1921
Hamilton 2-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 6,500 26 Start
29/10/1921
Aberdeen 3-0 Third Lanark
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 26 Start
05/11/1921
Albion Rovers 0-2 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
12/11/1921
Aberdeen 3-0 Airdrie
Div 1 (Old) 15,000 26 Start
19/11/1921
Falkirk 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
26/11/1921
Aberdeen 2-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 16,500 26 Start
24/12/1921
Morton 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
31/12/1921
Aberdeen 2-0 Clydebank
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 26 Start
02/01/1922
Dundee 1-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 22,000 26 Start
03/01/1922
Aberdeen 1-2 Raith Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 8,000 26 Start
14/01/1922
Aberdeen 3-0 Dumbarton
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 26 Start
21/01/1922
Celtic 2-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,500 26 Start
28/01/1922
Aberdeen 1-0 Dumbarton
Scottish Cup R1 16,000 26 Start
04/02/1922
Aberdeen 0-0 Hamilton
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 26 Start
11/02/1922
Aberdeen 1-1 Queens Park
Scottish Cup R2 22,000 26 Start
14/02/1922
Queens Park 1-2 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup R2 REP 18,000 26 Start
18/02/1922
Aberdeen 2-2 Morton
Div 1 (Old) 11,500 26 Start
25/02/1922
Aberdeen 3-0 Dundee
Scottish Cup R3 28,000 26 Start
01/03/1922
Queens Park 3-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
04/03/1922
St. Mirren 2-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 12,000 26 Start
11/03/1922
Hamilton 0-0 Aberdeen
Scottish Cup QF 16,000 26 Start
15/03/1922
Aberdeen 2-0 Hamilton
Scottish Cup QF REP 23,000 26 Start
22/03/1922
Aberdeen 2-0 Albion Rovers
Div 1 (Old) 10,000 26 Start
25/03/1922
Ayr United 1-1 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 26 Start
01/04/1922
Aberdeen 1-3 Morton
Scottish Cup SF 23,000 26 Start
05/04/1922
Aberdeen 0-0 Rangers
Div 1 (Old) 19,000 27 Start
08/04/1922
Aberdeen 0-1 Kilmarnock
Div 1 (Old) 11,000 27 Start
12/04/1922
Motherwell 3-0 Aberdeen
Div 1 (Old) 5,000 27 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1921-22
22
0
1
0
0
0
7
0
1
0
0
0
29
0
2
0
0
0
Totals:
22
0
1
0
0
0
7
0
1
0
0
0
29
0
2
0
0
0
Total Appearances/Goals: 29 2