SHERIDAN DICTATES: LEEDS UNITED NOSTALGIA

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SEASON STATISTICS: 1956-57

SATURDAY 18th AUGUST 1956

LEEDS UNITED 5 (Overfield, 3', Brook, ??', ??', ??', Charles, ??')

EVERTON 1 (Farrell) 

Attendance: 31,379

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Brook, Nightingale, Overfield

Note: Albert Nightingale had to leave the pitch through an injury which ended his career.

Everton team: O'Neill, Moore, Tansey, Farrell, Jones, Lello, Harris. B, Donovan, Harris. J, Mayers, Eglington

Referee:


THURSDAY 23rd AUGUST 1956 

CHARLTON ATHLETIC 1 (Gauld)

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Charles 2) 

Attendance: 23,299

Charlton Athletic team: Marsh, Campbell, Townsend, Hewie, McCarthy, Ufton, Hurst, Gauld, Ayre, White, Kiernan

Note: Derek Ufton left the field with a dislocated shoulder after 3' and Charlton played on with ten men.

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesBrook, Ripley, Overfield

Referee: Leafe. R

 

SATURDAY 25th AUGUST 1956 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 5 (Brooks, 10', Robb, 35', Smith, 44', Medwin, 76', Blanchflower, 87')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Ripley, 30') 

Attendance: 51,212

Tottenham Hotspur team: Ditchburn, Norman, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Clarke, Marchi, Medwin, Harmer, Smith, Brooks, Robb

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesBrook, Ripley, Overfield

Referee:


WEDNESDAY 29th AUGUST 1956 

LEEDS UNITED 4 (Forrest 2, Charles, Brook)

CHARLTON ATHLETIC 0 

Attendance: 34,444

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Ripley, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesBrook, Forrest, Overfield

Charlton Athletic team:

Referee: Leafe. R


SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 1956 

LEEDS UNITED 0

CHELSEA 0 

Attendance: 38,679

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Ripley, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesBrook, Forrest, Overfield

Chelsea team: Robertson, MacFarlane, Bellett, Armstrong, Wicks, Saunders, Allen, Brabrook, Tindall, Nicholas, Blunstone

Referee: Hickson. W

 

WEDNESDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 1956

MANCHESTER CITY 1 (McAdams)

LEEDS UNITED 0

Attendance: 34,185

Manchester City team: Savage, Leivers, Little, Paul, Ewing, McTavish, Spurdle, McAdams, Revie, Hayes, Clarke

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesBrook, Forrest, Overfield

Referee: Topliss. J


SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 1956 

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Meek, Charles, Brook)

BOLTON WANDERERS 2 (Lofthouse, Holden) 

Attendance: 40,010

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesBrook, Forrest, Overfield

Bolton Wanderers team: Hopkinson, Hartle, Banks, Henin, Higgins, Edwards. G, Holden, Stevens, Lofthouse, Parry, Gubbins

Referee:

 

WEDNESDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 1956 

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Charles, Brook)

MANCHESTER CITY 0 

Attendance: 35,068

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesBrook, Forrest, Overfield

Manchester City team: Savage, Leivers, Little, Paul, Ewing, McTavish, Spurdle, McAdams, Revie, Hayes, Clarke

Referee: Topliss. J


SATURDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 1956 

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 1 (Broadbent, 88')

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Charles, 48', 86') 

Attendance: 40,824

Wolverhampton Wanderers team: Finlayson, Stuart, Shorthouse, Slater, Wright, Flowers, Hooper, Broadbent, Murray, Wilshaw, Mullen

Missed penalty: Slater (saved by Wood, 63')

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesBrook, Forrest, Overfield

Referee: Swain. J


SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 1956 

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Charles, 20')

ASTON VILLA 0 

Attendance: 35,388

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesBrook, Forrest, Overfield

Aston Villa team: Sims, Hogg, Aldis, Baxter, Dugdale, Saward, Smith, Sewell, Pace, Dixon, McParland

Referee:


SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 1956 

LUTON TOWN 2

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Charles 2) 

Attendance: 20,949

Luton Town team:

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesBrook, Forrest, Overfield

Referee:


SATURDAY 6th OCTOBER 1956

CARDIFF CITY 4

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Forrest) 

Attendance: 38,333

Cardiff City team:

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Ripley, Forrest, Overfield

Referee:


SATURDAY 13th OCTOBER 1956 

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Ripley)

BIRMINGHAM CITY 1 (Larkin)

Attendance: 34,460

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Forrest, Ripley, Overfield

Birmingham City team: Merrick, Hall, Green, Watts, Smith, Warhurst, Astall, Orritt, Brown, Larkin, Govan

Referee:


SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER 1956 

BURNLEY 0

LEEDS UNITED 0 

Attendance: 26,440

Burnley team:

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Crowe, Forrest, Ripley, Overfield

Referee:


SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER 1956

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Wilson o.g)

PRESTON NORTH END 2 

Attendance: 36,571

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Crowe, Forrest, Ripley, Overfield

Preston North End team:

Referee:


SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 1956 

NEWCASTLE UNITED 2 (Davies, Keeble)

LEEDS UNITED 3 (McKenna 2, Charles) 

Attendance: 49,034

Newcastle United team: Simpson, Keith, McMichael, Stokoe, Casey, Keery, Mitchell, Keeble, Milburn, Eastham, Davies

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, McKenna, Forrest, Overfield

Referee:


SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER 1956

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Charles, 43', 51', 73')

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 1 (Finney, 14') 

Attendance: 31,857

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesMcKenna, Forrest, Overfield

Sheffield Wednesday team: Hinchcliffe, Curtis, Bingley, McAnearney. T, McEvoy, Gibson, Finney, Quixall, Shiner, Froggatt, Cargill

Referee:


SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER 1956 

MANCHESTER UNITED 3 (Whelan, 19', 64', Charlton, 57')

LEEDS UNITED 2 (McKenna, 26', Charles pen, 66') 

Attendance: 52,401

Manchester United team: Wood, Foulkes, Byrne, Colman, Jones, McGuinness, Berry, Whelan, Taylor, Charlton, Pegg

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesMcKenna, Forrest, Overfield

Referee:

 

SATURDAY 24th NOVEMBER 1956 

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Charles 2, Forrest)

ARSENAL 3 (Holton, Tapscott 2) 

Attendance: 39,113

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, CharlesMcKenna, Forrest, Overfield

Arsenal team: Sullivan, Charlton, Evans, Goring, Dodgin, Bowen, Clapton, Tapscott, Holton, Bloomfield, Tiddy

Referee:

 

SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER 1956 

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0

LEEDS UNITED 0 

Attendance: 29,135

West Bromwich Albion team: Sanders, Howe, Millard, Dudley, Kennedy, Barlow, Griffin, Robson, Kevan, Nicholls, Allen

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Brook, Forrest, Overfield

Referee: Cooper. T


SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER 1956 

LEEDS UNITED 4 (Charles 2, Ripley 2)

PORTSMOUTH 1 (Harris) 

Attendance: 29,866

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Ripley, Forrest, Overfield

Portsmouth team: Uprichard, McGhee, Mansell, Gunter, Rutter, Dickinson, Harris, Gordon, Weddle, Mclellan, Dale

Referee:


SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER 1956 

EVERTON 2 (Gauld 2)

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Ripley) 

Attendance: 33,765

Everton team: Dunlop, Donovan, Tansey, Birch, Jones, Farrell, McNamara, Gauld, Kirby, Fielding, Eglington

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Ripley, Forrest, Overfield

Referee:


TUESDAY 25th DECEMBER 1956 

BLACKPOOL 1 (Brown)

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Brook) 

Attendance: 20,517

Blackpool team: Farm, Armfield, Firth, Kelly, Gratrix, Fenton, McKenna, Taylor, Mudie, Brown, Perry

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Brook, Forrest, Overfield

Referee:


WEDNESDAY 26th DECEMBER 1956 

LEEDS UNITED 5 (Brook 3, Charles 2)

BLACKPOOL 0 

Attendance: 22,689

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Brook, Forrest, Overfield

Blackpool team: Farm, Armfield, Firth, Kelly, Gratrix, Fenton, McKenna,  Brown, Mudie, Durie, Perry

Referee:


SATURDAY 29th DECEMBER 1956 

CHELSEA 1 (McNichol, 23')

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Armstrong o.g, 85') 

Attendance: 43,860

Chelsea team: Matthews, MacFarlane, Sillett, Armstrong, Livingstone, Saunders, Brabrook, McNichol, Tindall, Nicholas, Blunstone

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Brook, Forrest, Overfield

Referee: Hickson. W

 

SATURDAY 12th JANUARY 1957 

BOLTON WANDERERS 5 (Holden, Gubbins, Lofthouse 2, Dunn o.g)

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Charles 2, Meek) 

Attendance: 25,705

Bolton Wanderers team: Hopkinson, Hartle, Threlfall, Henin, Higgins, Edwards. G, Holden, Stevens, Lofthouse, Webster, Gubbins

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Brook, Crowe, Overfield

Referee:

 

SATURDAY 19th JANUARY 1957 

LEEDS UNITED 0

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS 0 

Attendance: 32,910

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Brook, Ripley, Overfield

Wolverhampton Wanderers team: Williams, Stuart, Harris, Slater, Wright, Flowers, Hooper, Mason, Bonson, Broadbent, Mullen

Referee:


SATURDAY 2nd FEBRUARY 1957

ASTON VILLA 1 (Pace)

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Forrest) 

Attendance: 39,432

Aston Villa team: Sims, Lynn, Aldis, Crowther, Dugdale, Saward, Smith, Sewell, Pace, Dixon, McParland

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Forrest, Crowe, Overfield

Referee:


SATURDAY 9th FEBRUARY 1957

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Charles)

LUTON TOWN 2 

Attendance: 25,646

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Forrest, Crowe, Overfield

Luton Town team:

Referee:


SATURDAY 16th FEBRUARY 1957

LEEDS UNITED 3 (McKenna, Charles, Forrest)

CARDIFF CITY 0 

Attendance: 21,695

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, McKenna, Charles, Brook, Forrest, Overfield

Cardiff City team:

Referee:


SATURDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 1957

PRESTON NORTH END 3

LEEDS UNITED 0 

Attendance: 14,036

Preston North End team:

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, McKennaCharles, Brook, Crowe, Overfield

Referee:


SATURDAY 2nd MARCH 1957 

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Charles)

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 (Stokes) 

Attendance: 33,895

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Brook, Forrest, Overfield

Tottenham Hotspur team: Reynolds, Baker, Norman, Blanchflower, Ryden, Marchi, Medwin, Harmer, Stokes, Brooks, Robb

Referee:


SATURDAY 9th MARCH 1957

PORTSMOUTH 2 (Dale, Weddle)

LEEDS UNITED 5 (Charles 2, Crowe 2, Meek) 

Attendance: 23,596

Portsmouth team: Uprichard, McGhee, Wilson, Gunter, Dickinson, Pickett, Harris, Gordon, Henderson, Weddle, Dale

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, Crowe, Charles, Brook, Overfield

Referee:

 

MONDAY 11th MARCH 1957

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Charles)

BURNLEY 1 

Attendance: 31,956

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, MeekCroweCharles, Forrest, Overfield

Burnley team:

Referee:


SATURDAY 16th MARCH 1957 

LEEDS UNITED 0

NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 

Attendance: 32,541

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, O'BrienCharles, Brook, Overfield

Newcastle United team: Mitchell. S, Keith, McMichael, Stokoe, Casey, Scoular, Mitchell. B, White, Milburn, Eastham, Davies

Referee:


TUESDAY 26th MARCH 1957 

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 2 (Quixall, Froggatt)

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Charles 3) 

Attendance: 33,205

Sheffield Wednesday team: McIntosh, Martin, Curtis, McAnearney. T, McEvoy, O'Donnell, Finney, Quixall, Shiner, Frogatt, Broadbent

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, CroweCharles, O'Brien, Overfield

Referee:

 

SATURDAY 30th MARCH 1957 

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Charles, 42')

MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Berry, 34', Charlton, 88') 

Attendance: 47,216

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, CroweCharles, O'Brien, Overfield

Manchester United team: Wood, Foulkes, Byrne, Colman, Blanchflower, Edwards, Berry, Whelan, Webster, Charlton, Pegg

Referee:

 

SATURDAY 6th APRIL 1957 

ARSENAL 1 (Herd)

LEEDS UNITED 0 

Attendance: 40,388

Arsenal team: Kelsey, Charlton, Evans, Holton, Dodgin, Bowen, Clapton, Tapscott, Herd, Bloomfield, Haverty

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, CroweCharles, O'Brien, Overfield

Referee: Mitchell. J


SATURDAY 13th APRIL 1957 

LEEDS UNITED 0

WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 

Attendance: 20,905

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, CroweCharles, O'Brien, Overfield

West Bromwich Albion team: Sanders, Howe, Millard, Setters, Kennedy, Barlow, Nicholls, Robson, Allen, Kevan, Horobin

Referee:


FRIDAY 19th APRIL 1957 

SUNDERLAND 2 (Anderson, Fleming)

LEEDS UNITED 0 

Attendance: 56,551

Sunderland team: Bollands, Hedley, McDonald, Revie, Aitken, Elliott, Bingham, Anderson, Fleming, Clark, Grainger

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, BrookCharles, O'Brien, Overfield

Referee: Black. G


SATURDAY 20th APRIL 1957

BIRMINGHAM CITY 6 (Astall, 7', Brown, 16', 55', Govan pen, 22', 23', 67')

LEEDS UNITED 2 (Charles, 5', 32')

Attendance: 30,642

Birmingham City team: Merrick, Hall, Green, Watts, Smith, Warhurst, Astall, Kinsey, Brown, Murphy, Govan

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, CroweCharles, O'Brien, Overfield

Referee:

 

MONDAY 22nd APRIL 1957 

LEEDS UNITED 3 (Charles 2, Brook)

SUNDERLAND 1 (Grainger) 

Attendance: 29,328

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Marsden, Kerfoot, Meek, BrookCharles, O'Brien, Overfield

Sunderland team: Fraser, Hedley, McDonald, Revie, Daniel, Elliott, Bingham, Anderson, Fleming, Clark, Grainger

Referee: 

SATURDAY 5th JANUARY 1957

FA Cup Round 3

LEEDS UNITED 1 (Charles)

CARDIFF CITY 2 (McSeveney, Stockin) 

Attendance: 34,237

Leeds United team: Wood, Dunn, Hair, Gibson, Charlton, Kerfoot, Meek, Charles, Brook, Forrest, Overfield

Missed penalty: Charles (saved by Vearncombe, although he eventually scored from a second rebound)

Cardiff City team: Vearncombe, Rutter, Stitfall. R, Baker, Malloy, Sullivan, Walsh, McSeveney, HItchens, Stockin, Nugent

Referee: Kelly. J 

P W D L F A PTS
Manchester United 42 28 8 6 103 54 64
Tottenham Hotspur 42 22 12 8 104 56 56
Preston North End 42 23 10 9 84 56 56
Blackpool 42 22 9 11 93 65 53
Arsenal 42 21 8 13 85 69 50
Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 20 8 14 94 70 48
Burnley 42 18 10 14 56 60 46
LEEDS UNITED 42 15 14 13 72 63 44
Bolton Wanderers 42 16 12 14 65 65 44
Aston Villa 42 14 15 13 65 55 43
West Bromwich Albion 42 14 14 14 59 61 42
Chelsea 42 13 13 16 73 73 39
Birmingham City 42 15 9 18 69 69 39
Sheffield Wednesday 42 16 6 20 82 88 38
Everton 42 14 10 18 61 79 38
Luton Town 42 14 9 19 58 76 37
Newcastle United 42 14 8 20 67 87 36
Manchester City 42 13 9 20 78 88 35
Portsmouth 42 10 13 19 62 92 33
Sunderland 42 12 8 22 67 88 32
Cardiff City 42 10 9 23 53 88 29
Charlton Athletic 42 9 4 29 62 120 22