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Real Name: Roger Derek Darvell
Normal Position: Centre Half
Height: 6' 1 1/2
Weight: 12st 2lbs
Born: 10/02/1931(High Wycombe)
Died: 21/10/2014 (Banbury)
After starting out with Rickmansworth Town he joined then First Division Charlton Athletic in December 1953. However, he failed to make a first team appearance for the Addicks and moved on to Gillingham in the summer of 1957.

After making three Football League appearances for the Gills in season 1957/58 he moved once more to Southport where he established himself as a regular in their side over the course of the next seven seasons.

After leaving Southport in the summer of 1965 Roger joined Banbury United at the age of 34, moving to the town.
In his six seasons at Banbury, Roger made a total of almost 300 appearances, scoring 14 goals.

After he stopped playing he would manage the Banbury United Reserve side and the Youth Team.




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

Season Apps Subs Goals
1958/1959 4701
1959/1960 4300
1960/1961 5100
1961/1962 1600
1962/1963 4200
1963/1964 3000
1964/1965 5000
Total 279 0 1

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
24/04/1965 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 2
19/04/1965 LeagueH WREXHAM 0 - 2
17/04/1965 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
16/04/1965 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 1
12/04/1965 Lancashire Senior Cup / FinalA BURNLEY 0 - 2
10/04/1965 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 1
05/04/1965 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 2
03/04/1965 LeagueH OXFORD UNITED 0 - 3
26/03/1965 LeagueA BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 - 3
20/03/1965 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 4 - 4

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
24/04/1965 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 2
19/04/1965 LeagueH WREXHAM 0 - 2
17/04/1965 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
16/04/1965 LeagueA WREXHAM 1 - 1
12/04/1965 Lancashire Senior Cup / FinalA BURNLEY 0 - 2
10/04/1965 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 1
05/04/1965 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 2
03/04/1965 LeagueH OXFORD UNITED 0 - 3
26/03/1965 LeagueA BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 - 3
20/03/1965 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 4 - 4

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
31/01/1959LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 2

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RIP Roger Darvell (1931-2014)

We are saddened to hear of the death of former Sandgrounder Roger Darvell who passed away on 21st October 2014. Roger made 280 appearances for the Sandgrounders, primarily at Centre Half, between 1958 and 1965.

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