Village team of scorers

A LOCAL football team to be feared in the Derbyshire Dales during the Fifties was Youlgrave – winners of many trophies and medals.

One such team to come up against them in 1953 was Wensley, the only undefeated team in the Bakewell and District League at the time.

An early injury to a visiting player meant a hastily re-arranged team and up to that point Wensley were holding their own although a goal down scored by Moran.

Further goals by Frost and Moran sealed the result and Youlgrave added another scalp to their tally.

The Youlgrave team pictured from left to right were Aaaron Taylor (trainer), Cliff Haywood, Len Gladwin, Peter Coleman, Wilf Lincoln (captain), Keith Taylor, Geoff Wragg and Ellis Bowering (linesman) and front row Athur Marsden (manager), Jock Moran, Max Dakin, Brian Frost, Rex Bacon, Norman Gladwin and Brian Coleman.

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