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Real Name: William Baldwin
Normal Position: Inside Forward
Height: 5' 10
Weight: 12st 2lbs
Born: 31/10/1907(Leigh)
Died: 01/11/1982 (Coventry)
Bill BaldwinThis stout-hearted inside-forward scored 35 goals for Scunthorpe United, then a Midland League side, but was principally a reserve at Chesterfield, Barrow and Oldham from where he was signed by Jimmy Commins. Commins had previously taken him to Barrow where a badly injured ankle against Doncaster meant he missed part of the season although he managed to net 17 goals in 23 reserve games. He was second highest scorer during his term at Haig Avenue, despite missing games near the end of the campaign after being kicked in the face during the sparsely attended Tuesday afternoon game against Walsall. He also did useful work for Gillingham with 23 goals in 61 games over 2 seasons. Bristol City were interested in signing him after the last game of 1935-36 but their full-back whacked his right leg and put him out of the game with the result that City lost interest. He never really recovered and was not fully fit during his season at Crewe. Outside football he won the All England Cup for Bowls in 1965 and captained the North Midlands side for 25 years. He died in Gulson Hospital a fortnight after collapsing on a bowling green in Coventry.

Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

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Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1933/1934 24013
Total 24 0 13

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
21/04/1934 LeagueA WALSALL 1 - 4
14/04/1934 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 4 - 0
20/03/1934 LeagueH WALSALL 3 - 1
17/03/1934 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 4
10/03/1934 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 0
17/02/1934 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 4
14/02/1934 Third Division (North) Cup / 1 RA CHESTER (1885) 2 - 3
03/02/1934 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 1
30/01/1934 Third Division (North) Cup / 1H CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1
27/01/1934 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
21/04/1934 LeagueA WALSALL 1 - 4
14/04/1934 LeagueH ROTHERHAM UNITED 4 - 0
20/03/1934 LeagueH WALSALL 3 - 1
17/03/1934 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 4
10/03/1934 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 0
17/02/1934 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 4
14/02/1934 Third Division (North) Cup / 1 RA CHESTER (1885) 2 - 3
03/02/1934 LeagueH WREXHAM 1 - 1
30/01/1934 Third Division (North) Cup / 1H CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1
27/01/1934 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
20/03/1934LeagueH WALSALL 3 - 1
17/03/1934LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 4
20/01/1934LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 3
13/01/1934LeagueH NEW BRIGHTON 4 - 0
06/01/1934LeagueA BARNSLEY 2 - 3
30/12/1933LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
26/12/1933LeagueA ROCHDALE 3 - 3
09/09/1933LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 2
02/09/1933LeagueH BARNSLEY 2 - 2
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