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Real Name: William Bennett
Normal Position: Inside Forward
Height: 5' 8
Weight: 10st
Born: 27/07/1910 (Manchester)
Died: 27/11/1971 (Abbey Hey, Manchester)

Bill BennettBill Bennett failed to produce his best form at Haig Avenue during the 1933-34 season, being one of a crop of close season signings of whom
much was expected. The Southport Journal did not mince its words stating in January 1934, 'If he strikes his best shooting form all will be well but he has been a big disappointment as a marksman.' Coming into Leeds United's Second Division team on Boxing Day 1931, he scored 4 goals in HD games and helped United to take the runners-up spot. His two goals at Stoke City in a 4-3 win in March proved particularly important as Leeds finished just two points above Stoke. He had two years with Rossendale before a broken leg effectively ended his career. At the time this injury was sustained he was believed to be living in Manchester but despite a great deal of research the authors have been unable to trace him or any members of his family - there being numerous 'William Bennetts' in the Greater Manchester area.

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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Season: 1933/1934 [Back to Player Stats]
The player made an appearance in the following games:
Date Competition Venue Opponents Score Goals
26/08/1933 League Away TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 5 0
29/08/1933 League Home ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 1 0
02/09/1933 League Home BARNSLEY 2 - 2 0
09/09/1933 League Away MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 2 0
13/09/1933 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 Away LIVERPOOL 0 - 8 0
16/09/1933 League Home HARTLEPOOL 0 - 2 0
23/09/1933 League Away WREXHAM 1 - 2 0
18/11/1933 League Away CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 2 0
25/11/1933 FA Cup / 1 Away WORKINGTON 0 - 1 0
27/01/1934 League Away HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1 0
30/01/1934 Third Division (North) Cup / 1 Home CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1 0
03/02/1934 League Home WREXHAM 1 - 1 0
10/02/1934 League Away DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 3 0
24/02/1934 League Home GATESHEAD 1 - 1 0
30/03/1934 League Away CHESTERFIELD 1 - 2 0
31/03/1934 League Home CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1 0
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