SHERIDAN DICTATES: LEEDS UNITED NOSTALGIA

GAME BY GAME: 1938-39

SATURDAY 27th AUGUST 1938

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Hodgson 60', Buckley 75')

PRESTON NORTH END 1 (O'Donnell 88')

Attendance: 19,255

Leeds United line up: Twomey, Milburn, Gadsby, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Preston North End line up: Holdcroft, Gallimore, A. Beattie, Shankly, Batey, Milne, McGibben, Mutch, Dougal, R. Beattie, O'Donnell

Referee: C. Fletcher

Leeds see four goals ruled out for offside before Gordon Hodgson puts them in front, from George Ainsley's cross, on the hour. Buckley adds a second before Preston grab a late consolation when O'Donnell volleys home a McGibben cross.

WEDNESDAY 31st AUGUST 1938

DIVISION ONE

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Buckley 56', Ainsley 72')

BIRMINGHAM CITY 0

Attendance: 19,255

Leeds United line up: Twomey, Milburn, Gadsby, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Birmingham City line up: Hibbs, Trigg, Steel, Jennings, Meacock, Halsall, Phillips, Dearson, Moreland, Harris, Morris

Referee: unknown

Match report to follow.

SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 1938

DIVISION ONE

CHARLTON ATHLETIC 2 (Wilkinson 18', Tadman 26')

LEEDS UNITED 0

Attendance: 30,383

Charlton Athletic line up: Bartram, Turner, Jimmy Oakes, Green, John Oakes, Welsh, Wilkinson, Brown, Tadman, Boulter, Drinkwater

Leeds United line up: Twomey, Milburn, Gadsby, Makinson, Holley, Browne, Armes, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Referee: unknown

Apart from a Stephenson shot that hits the bar, Leeds never looked like scoring at The Valley, Wilkinson opens the scoring before supplying the ball for Tadman to make it two. Halfway through the second half, Charlton's Turner leaves the field with a fractured shoulder and the hosts see the game out with ten men.

MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 1938

DIVISION ONE

STOKE CITY 1 (Steele 20')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Hodgson 80')

Attendance: 16,052

Stoke City line up: Wilkinson, Brigham, Challinor, Bamber, Turner, Kirton, Matthews, Antonio, Steele, Soo, Sale

Leeds United line up: Twomey, Goldberg, Milburn, Edwards, Kane, Makinson, Cochrane, Ainsley, Hodgson, Stephenson, Buckley

Referee: C. Booth

Match report to follow. Hack Milburn hits the post with a second half penalty.

DIVISION TWO P W D L F A PTS
Sheffield Wednesday 42 21 11 10 100 66 53
Cardiff City 42 20 11 11 72 54 51
Birmingham City 42 21 9 12 67 56 51
Nottingham Forest 42 18 13 11 77 62 49
Leicester City 42 19 9 14 78 64 47
LEEDS UNITED 42 18 11 13 59 57 47
Everton 42 17 10 15 64 8 44
Luton Town 42 16 12 14 77 78 44
Rotherham United 42 17 8 17 73 71 42
Brentford 42 15 12 15 54 55 42
Sheffield United 42 18 5 19 90 76 41
West Ham United 42 15 11 16 67 77 41
Southampton 42 15 11 16 61 73 41
Blackburn Rovers 42 17 6 19 54 63 40
Notts County 42 16 7 19 71 68 39
Doncaster Rovers 42 13 12 17 55 60 38
Bury 42 15 7 20 67 69 37
Hull City 42 13 11 18 60 70 37
Swansea Town 42 12 12 18 72 76 36
Barnsley 42 11 14 17 59 72 36
Coventry City 42 14 6 22 59 82 34
Queens Park Rangers 42 11 12 19 52 81 34