SHERIDAN DICTATES: LEEDS UNITED NOSTALGIA

GAME BY GAME: 1937-38

SATURDAY 28th AUGUST 1937

DIVISION ONE

CHARLTON ATHLETIC 1 (Welsh 53')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Hodgson 16')

Attendance: 30,979

Charlton Athletic line up: Bartram, Turner, James Oakes, Jobling, John Oakes, Green, Wilkinson, Robinson, Welsh, Boulter, Hobbis

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Referee: unknown

Sammy Armes goes close before Gordon Hodgson opens the scoring following a pass from Makinson. Ainsley hits the bar just before half-time and the hosts level in the second half, through Welsh, to take a point.

WEDNESDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Armes 1', Barber own goal 69')

CHELSEA 0

Attendance: 18,858

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Chelsea line up: Woodley, O'Hare, Barber, Mitchell, Griffiths, Weaver, Spence, Argue, Mills, Gibson, Burgess

Referee: I. Wright

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 0

PRESTON NORTH END 0

Attendance: 22,513

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Chelsea line up: Holdcroft, A. Beattie, Lowe, Shankly, Smith, Milne, Dougal, Beresford, F. O'Donnell, Fagan, H. O'Donnell

Referee: unknown

Match report to follow.

WEDNESDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

CHELSEA 4 (Argue 27', Buchanan 34', Mills 53', 84')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Hodgson 63')

Attendance: 17,300

Chelsea line up: Woodley, O'Hare, Barber, Mitchell, Griffiths, Weaver, Buchanan, Argue, Mills, Burgess, Spence

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Referee: I. Wright

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 11th SEPTEMBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

GRIMSBY TOWN 1 (Craven 55')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Hodgson 69')

Attendance: 9,328

Grimsby Town line up: Tweedy, Vincent, Hodgson, Hall, Kelly, Buck, Dyson, Craven, Betmead, Hinchcliffe, Crack

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Referee: unknown

Leeds defend well to take a point. Craven gives Grimsby the lead before Hodgson equalises from close range before missing a glorious chance in the final minute.

WEDNESDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Hodgson 3', 70', Ainsley 85')

PORTSMOUTH 1 (Guthrie 37')

Attendance: 12,579

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Portsmouth line up: Strong, Rochford, Morgan, Smith, Salmond, Young, Worrall, Guthrie, Beattie, Bagley, Parker

Referee: unknown

Gordon Hodgson gives Leeds the perfect start with a fine finish into the bottom corner, minutes after seeing an effort hit the bar. Portsmouth draw level through Guthrie's header from Parker's cross. Hodgson restores the lead before Ainsley seals the win with a header from a free-kick.

SATURDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Milburn penalty 35', Armes 63')

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 (Barclay 83')

Attendance: 33,200

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Huddersfield Town line up: Hesford, Hayes, Mountford, Willingham, Young, Boot, Wienand, Barclay, McFadyen, Chivers, Beasley

Referee: unknown

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Armes 40', Ainsley 53')

LIVERPOOL 0

Attendance: 21,477

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Liverpool line up: Kemp, Harley, Dabbs, Busby, Rogers, McDougall, Nieuwenhuys, Eastham, Howe, Balmer, Hanson

Referee: H. Wright

Leeds are inspired by ex-Liverpool forward Gordon Hodgson who heads across goal for Sammy Armes to open the scoring. The lead is doubled when George Ainsley finishes from Hodgson's pass as Leeds nake it three straight wins.

SATURDAY 2nd OCTOBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 2 (Mahon 36', Robbins 46')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Milburn penalty 59')

Attendance: 25,609

West Bromwich Albion line up: Adams, Finch, C. Shaw, Murphy, Sandford, Rix, Mahon, Clarke, Jones, Robbins, Wood

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, J. Kelly, Stephenson, Buckley

Referee: unknown

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 9th OCTOBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Ainsley 42')

BIRMINGHAM CITY 0

Attendance: 20,698

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, J. Kelly, Stephenson, Buckley

Birmingham City line up: Hibbs, Trigg, Hughes, Brunskill, Fillingham, Richards, White, Beattie, Jones, Clarke, Morris

Referee: T. Bentley

United play the final 15 minutes with ten men after Eric Stephenson leave sthe field with a leg injury. George Ainsley scores the only goal of the game, just before the interval, when he heads home Buckley's cross.

SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

EVERTON 1 (Lawton penalty 14')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Armes 52')

Attendance: 25,609

Everton line up: Sagar, Cook, Jones, Britton, Gee, Mercer, Geldard, Stevenson, Lawton, Dougal, Gillick

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Mills, Armes, Ainsley, J. Kelly, Thomson, Buckley

Referee: F. Thompson

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 23rd OCTOBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Buckley 58')

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 2 (Jones 15', 22')

Attendance: 20,698

Leeds United line up: Savage, Mills, Milburn, Edwards, Holley, Makinson, Armes, Ainsley, J. Kelly, Thomson, Buckley

Wolverhampton Wanderers line up: Scott, Morris, J. Taylor, Smalley, Galley, Morton, Maguire, McIntosh, Westcott, Jones, Ashall

Referee: unknown

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 30th OCTOBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

LEICESTER CITY 2 (Stubbs 40', Liddle 57')

LEEDS UNITED 4 (Milburn penalty 30', Buckley 31', Hodgson 59', 82')

Attendance: 18,833

Leicester City line up: McLaren, Sharman, Jones, Reeday, Carroll, Grosvenor, Stubbs, Liddle, Bowers, Maw, Smith

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Turner, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Referee: F. Thompson

George Ainsley left the field in the first ten minutes with a broken cheekbone and Leeds played with ten men. Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 6th NOVEMBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Buckley 47')

BLACKPOOL 1 (Hampson 57')

Attendance: 18,438

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Turner, J. Kelly, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Blackpool line up: Wallace, D. Blair, Witham, Hall, Watson, S. Jones, Whatmough, Hampson, J. Blair, T. Jones, Munro

Referee: unknown

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 13th NOVEMBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

DERBY COUNTY 2 (Travis 7', Astley 66')

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Thomson 62, Hodgson 65')

Attendance: 15,966

Derby County line up: Wright, Bell, Howe, Hann, Keen, Nicholas, Jeffries, Travis, Astley, Duncan, Dix

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Thomson, Hodgson Stephenson, Buckley

Referee: H. Hartley

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 20th NOVEMBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Hodgson 72')

BOLTON WANDERERS 1 (Westwood 36')

Attendance: 23,687

Leeds United line up: Savage, Mills, Milburn, Makinson, Kane, Browne, Armes, Thomson, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Bolton Wanderers line up: Swift, Tennant, Hubbick, Goslin, Atkinson, G. Taylor, Carruthers, Grosvenor, Calder, Westwood, Anderson

Referee: unknown

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 27th NOVEMBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

ARSENAL 4 (Drake 1', 29', Kirchen 60', Bastin penalty 75')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Stephenson 34')

Attendance: 34,350

Arsenal line up: Boulton, Male, Hapgood, Crayston, Joy, Copping, Kirchen, Hunt, Drake, L. Jones, Bastin

Leeds United line up: Savage, Sproston, Milburn, Makinson, Holley, Mills, Armes, Thomson, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Referee: unknown

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 4th DECEMBER 1937

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 4 (Hodgson 45', Stephenson 63', 74', 79')

SUNDERLAND 3 (Saunders 4', Carter 20', Duns 36')

Attendance: 15,340

Leeds United line up: Savage, Goldberg, Milburn, Makinson, Kane, Mills, Armes, Thomson, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Sunderland line up: Mapson, Gorman, Hall, McNab, McDowell, Hastings, Duns, Carter, Gaughran, Saunders, Burbanks

Referee: H. Whitfield

Match report to follow.