Photo courtesy of Gordon Nuttall, names via GN, Brian Farnell, ...
THE team has done well in all the four matches played this (Autumn) term and has supplied several members for the senior sides. It is strong in defence and is gradually becoming more forceful in attack, even though combined play has not been easy to develop with the nucleus of the side changing from match to match. Downes has captained the side very effectively and is developing into a sound wing-half. He has been ably backed up by Hill, Dickinson, Bennett, Hodgson, Hessey and Hague, who have been the most regular members of the team. With a fuller fixture list and kinder treatment from the weather, the side should be extremely difficult to beat, and should continue to derive great enjoyment from its soccer.
|Sept. 26||v. Eckington G.S.||Lost||3-2|
|Oct. 9.||v. Owler Lane||Won||8-2|
|Oct. 16.||v. City Training College 2nd XI||Lost||2-1|
|Nov. 20||v. Gregg School||Won||7-1|
T. K. R.
OUR most successful opponent this term has undoubtedly been the weather, which has prevented the team from playing on three separate occasions. When conditions were kinder-but in some games only just tolerable—the team played well. losing only one game to rather stronger and heavier opponents on a day when our own side was weakened by demands of examinations. In the other matches, we have shown a marked disposition for recovering from early setbacks and rallying strongly in the second half, which is a worthy tribute to the valuable training programme carried out by Mr. Gibbs and attended by an increasing number of the team this term. To those of our number who are leaving at the end of the year we extend our thanks for their services and a hope that they will continue to enjoy their Soccer in the future; those who return we hope to see challenging strongly for places in the School Senior sides next season.
As a fitting reward for his excellent leadership of the team during the season, D. M. Downes has been awarded a half-colour of the Soccer Club.
Played 9, Won 6, Lost 3, Drawn 0.
|v. Marlcliffe 1st||(A) Won||2-1|
|v. Dronfield G.S.||(H) Won||3-1|
|v. Marlcliffe 1st||(H) Won||6-1|
|v. Bents Green Methodists||(H) Lost||2-4|
|v. Greystones 1st||(H) Won||10-2|
The following boys have played during the term: Bailey, Hill, Dickenson, Downes, Walton, Bennett. Turton, Nuttall, Hodgson, Hague, Howarth, Hessey, Andrews, McKee, Farnell.
It is interesting to note that several boys graduated to the team after good displays in House Games, and fully justified their selection: this should be a form of encouragement to others who may wish to make the grade in School Teams.
T. K. R.