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 Post subject: Re: FA CUP RESULTS
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:54 pm 
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the match report for the Grimethorpe game in 1939 I did actually read while in Balne Lane Library back in the 90's when I was a student and reckoning to be doing research for a project. As per usual, i found something more interesting to do instead, in this case, someone had left a bound volume of old newspapers from 1939 on a table. I can't remember if it was the Wakefield Express or the South Yorkshire Times I read the report in. As well as the Ossett Town stuff in the Wakefield express, I used to read the reports in the SYT for games involving Frickley, Denaby, Mexborough, South Kirkby Colliery etc from all the various years up to the 60's. I haven't been to Balne Lane in years, I assume all the old papers are still there, unless they are all on line now.

The Wakefield Express in 1939 had match reports for Altofts, who were in the Yorkshire League. They weren't a good side, they finished bottom of the league having conceded over 200 goals. As I read the reports, it became clear the team were made up entirely of teenagers, some as young as 14 or 15. One of these youngsters was called Glazzard, who played up front. The name rang a bell, Huddersfield's record scorer was Jimmy Glazzard, but he played in the 1950's. Sometime later, I looked up Jimmy Glazzard's details, he was born in Normanton in 1923, he joined Huddersfield Town in 1943 from Altofts Colliery (their full name was Altofts West Riding Colliery), Jimmy scored 141 goals for Huddersfield before joining Everton in 1956, later ending his career at Mansfield. So, unless it was a relative, it looks like Huddersfield's record goal scorer was playing open age football at the age of 15.

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