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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 5000
1961/1962 1600
1962/1963 4200
1963/1964 3000
1964/1965 5000
Total 278 0 1


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
13/03/1965 Liverpool Senior CupH LIVERPOOL 1 - 2
12/03/1965 LeagueA YORK CITY 2 - 3
06/03/1965 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 1
27/02/1965 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 2
21/02/1965 Lancashire Senior Cup / 2H BLACKPOOL 2 - 0
20/02/1965 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 2 - 2
12/02/1965 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
06/02/1965 LeagueH DARLINGTON 3 - 3
30/01/1965 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 - 2
23/01/1965 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 4
16/01/1965 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 5 - 3
09/01/1965 FA Cup / 3A LEEDS UNITED 0 - 3
02/01/1965 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 2
28/12/1964 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 0 - 4
26/12/1964 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 1 - 2
19/12/1964 LeagueH NOTTS COUNTY 0 - 0
12/12/1964 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 1
05/12/1964 FA Cup / 2A WREXHAM 3 - 2
28/11/1964 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 4
21/11/1964 LeagueA OXFORD UNITED 1 - 1
14/11/1964 FA Cup / 1H ANNFIELD PLAIN 6 - 1
31/10/1964 LeagueH YORK CITY 0 - 1
26/10/1964 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 0
23/10/1964 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
19/10/1964 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 1 - 1
17/10/1964 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 1
13/10/1964 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 0
10/10/1964 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 3
05/10/1964 LeagueH MILLWALL 0 - 0
03/10/1964 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
29/09/1964 LeagueA MILLWALL 0 - 0
26/09/1964 LeagueA DARLINGTON 2 - 3
21/09/1964 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 3 - 1
18/09/1964 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 3
14/09/1964 Football League Cup / 1RA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 1
12/09/1964 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 5
09/09/1964 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 3 - 0
05/09/1964 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 5 - 2
02/09/1964 Football League Cup / 1H CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 0
31/08/1964 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 5
29/08/1964 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 0 - 0
25/08/1964 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 1
22/08/1964 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 0
04/05/1964 Liverpool Senior Cup / FinalH LIVERPOOL 2 - 2
27/04/1964 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 0
25/04/1964 LeagueA OXFORD UNITED 0 - 0
21/04/1964 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 0 - 1
18/04/1964 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
13/04/1964 LeagueH OXFORD UNITED 1 - 1
11/04/1964 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 3
04/04/1964 LeagueH WORKINGTON 0 - 3
30/03/1964 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 0
28/03/1964 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 3
27/03/1964 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 2 - 5
20/03/1964 LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 1
14/03/1964 LeagueA BARROW 3 - 1
28/12/1963 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 3
26/12/1963 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 0
21/12/1963 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 1 - 5
14/12/1963 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 0
07/12/1963 FA Cup / 2A LINCOLN CITY 0 - 2
30/11/1963 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 4 - 2
25/11/1963 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH BLACKPOOL 5 - 3
23/11/1963 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 2
16/11/1963 FA Cup / 1H WALSALL 2 - 1
02/10/1963 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 2
25/09/1963 Football League Cup / 2A WORKINGTON 0 - 3
21/09/1963 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
17/09/1963 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 3
14/09/1963 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 1
11/09/1963 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 1 - 3
07/09/1963 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 0 - 1
04/09/1963 Football League Cup / 1H BARROW 2 - 1
31/08/1963 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 1
27/08/1963 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 4 - 1
24/08/1963 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 0 - 2
20/05/1963 LeagueA YORK CITY 1 - 1
18/05/1963 LeagueH OXFORD UNITED 4 - 2
07/05/1963 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 0
04/05/1963 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 0
29/04/1963 LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 3
27/04/1963 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 0 - 0
22/04/1963 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 1
20/04/1963 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
15/04/1963 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 2 - 0
13/04/1963 LeagueH WORKINGTON 6 - 3
12/04/1963 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 0 - 0
06/04/1963 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 1 - 6
02/04/1963 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 1
30/03/1963 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 1
27/03/1963 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 0
23/03/1963 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 2
19/03/1963 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
16/03/1963 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 0 - 2
11/03/1963 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 0 - 1
09/03/1963 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
04/03/1963 LeagueH DARLINGTON 4 - 2
02/03/1963 LeagueH BRENTFORD 1 - 0
16/02/1963 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 1 - 5
26/12/1962 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 11
15/12/1962 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 2
08/12/1962 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 1 - 3
01/12/1962 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 0
24/11/1962 LeagueA DARLINGTON 3 - 1
19/11/1962 Liverpool Senior CupA TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 2
17/11/1962 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 2
10/11/1962 LeagueA WORKINGTON 0 - 2
07/11/1962 FA Cup / 1RA WREXHAM 2 - 3
03/11/1962 FA Cup / 1H WREXHAM 1 - 1
24/10/1962 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1H LIVERPOOL 1 - 3
20/10/1962 LeagueH ROCHDALE 1 - 1
13/10/1962 LeagueA BRENTFORD 3 - 3
08/10/1962 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 4 - 1
21/09/1962 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 7
18/09/1962 Football League Cup / 1RA ROCHDALE 2 - 1
15/09/1962 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 3 - 3
10/09/1962 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 6
08/09/1962 LeagueA OXFORD UNITED 0 - 0
05/09/1962 Football League Cup / 1H ROCHDALE 0 - 0
03/09/1962 LeagueH BARROW 3 - 3
01/09/1962 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 2 - 1
11/10/1961 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 0 - 1
07/10/1961 LeagueA WREXHAM 3 - 2
03/10/1961 LeagueH BRADFORD CITY 2 - 1
30/09/1961 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 2
25/09/1961 LeagueH EXETER CITY 1 - 1
23/09/1961 LeagueH COLCHESTER UNITED 3 - 0
19/09/1961 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 1
16/09/1961 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 2
13/09/1961 Football League Cup / 1A BARNSLEY 2 - 3
09/09/1961 LeagueH TRANMERE ROVERS 2 - 1
06/09/1961 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 0 - 2
02/09/1961 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
28/08/1961 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 4 - 1
26/08/1961 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 4
22/08/1961 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 2 - 1
19/08/1961 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 4
29/04/1961 LeagueH MILLWALL 4 - 1
25/04/1961 LeagueH PETERBOROUGH UNITED 3 - 3
22/04/1961 LeagueA ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 2
18/04/1961 Liverpool Senior CupA LIVERPOOL 0 - 3
15/04/1961 LeagueH YORK CITY 2 - 2
08/04/1961 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
03/04/1961 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 2
01/04/1961 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
31/03/1961 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 2
25/03/1961 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 3
20/03/1961 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 2
18/03/1961 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 0
11/03/1961 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 0 - 1
04/03/1961 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 0
25/02/1961 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 1
18/02/1961 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 2
11/02/1961 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
04/02/1961 LeagueA MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
28/01/1961 LeagueH WORKINGTON 3 - 0
21/01/1961 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 1
14/01/1961 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 1
07/01/1961 FA Cup / 3A STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 3
31/12/1960 LeagueH WREXHAM 2 - 2
27/12/1960 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 0
26/12/1960 LeagueH BARROW 4 - 1
17/12/1960 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 5 - 1
10/12/1960 LeagueA MILLWALL 1 - 3
03/12/1960 LeagueH ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 0
29/11/1960 FA Cup / 2RH BANGOR CITY 3 - 1
26/11/1960 FA Cup / 2A BANGOR CITY 1 - 1
19/11/1960 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
12/11/1960 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1
08/11/1960 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BURNLEY 0 - 1
05/11/1960 FA Cup / 1H MACCLESFIELD TOWN 7 - 2
29/10/1960 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 3
22/10/1960 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 1 - 1
15/10/1960 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 3
12/10/1960 Football League Cup / 1A PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 0 - 2
08/10/1960 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 2 - 3
03/10/1960 LeagueA PETERBOROUGH UNITED 4 - 3
28/09/1960 LeagueA CRYSTAL PALACE 0 - 5
24/09/1960 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 2
20/09/1960 LeagueH CRYSTAL PALACE 3 - 3
17/09/1960 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1
14/09/1960 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 1
10/09/1960 LeagueA ROCHDALE 1 - 0
06/09/1960 LeagueH DARLINGTON 1 - 4
03/09/1960 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 0
30/08/1960 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
27/08/1960 LeagueA WREXHAM 0 - 3
23/08/1960 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
20/08/1960 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0
02/05/1960 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1
30/04/1960 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 2 - 2
25/04/1960 LeagueH MILLWALL 1 - 0
23/04/1960 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 0 - 1
19/04/1960 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 2
16/04/1960 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 2 - 3
15/04/1960 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0 - 4
09/04/1960 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 4
02/04/1960 LeagueA NOTTS COUNTY 1 - 4
26/03/1960 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 1 - 1
19/03/1960 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
16/03/1960 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 5
12/03/1960 LeagueH WATFORD 1 - 1
05/03/1960 LeagueA EXETER CITY 1 - 1
27/02/1960 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 3 - 0
20/02/1960 LeagueA CRYSTAL PALACE 2 - 2
13/02/1960 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 1
06/02/1960 LeagueA BARROW 1 - 3
23/01/1960 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 0 - 4
26/12/1959 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 3
19/12/1959 LeagueA ROCHDALE 0 - 1
01/12/1959 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RRH BLACKBURN ROVERS 0 - 4
28/11/1959 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 2 - 1
24/11/1959 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 RH BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 1
21/11/1959 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 8
18/11/1959 FA Cup / 1RA WORKINGTON 0 - 3
14/11/1959 FA Cup / 1H WORKINGTON 2 - 2
07/11/1959 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 1
31/10/1959 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 0
27/10/1959 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 1
24/10/1959 LeagueA WATFORD 1 - 2
17/10/1959 LeagueH EXETER CITY 3 - 2
10/10/1959 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 1
05/10/1959 LeagueA MILLWALL 2 - 2
03/10/1959 LeagueH CRYSTAL PALACE 3 - 1
26/09/1959 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 1 - 4
24/09/1959 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 5
19/09/1959 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
15/09/1959 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 1 - 2
12/09/1959 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 0 - 0
09/09/1959 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 4
05/09/1959 LeagueH DARLINGTON 0 - 1
01/09/1959 LeagueH WORKINGTON 2 - 2
29/08/1959 LeagueA GATESHEAD 0 - 1
27/08/1959 LeagueA WORKINGTON 1 - 1
22/08/1959 LeagueH ROCHDALE 2 - 2
28/04/1959 LeagueH EXETER CITY 0 - 1
25/04/1959 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 2
20/04/1959 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
18/04/1959 LeagueH CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 1
14/04/1959 LeagueH COVENTRY CITY 1 - 2
11/04/1959 LeagueA BARROW 0 - 3
04/04/1959 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1 - 1
30/03/1959 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2
28/03/1959 LeagueA GATESHEAD 1 - 1
27/03/1959 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1
21/03/1959 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 0 - 1
19/03/1959 Liverpool Senior CupH EVERTON 2 - 3
14/03/1959 LeagueA MILLWALL 1 - 1
07/03/1959 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 1
28/02/1959 LeagueA DARLINGTON 0 - 4
21/02/1959 LeagueA WORKINGTON 0 - 2
14/02/1959 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 2
07/02/1959 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 1
31/01/1959 LeagueH TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 2
24/01/1959 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 2 - 1
03/01/1959 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
01/01/1959 LeagueH CRYSTAL PALACE 0 - 2
26/12/1958 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 2 - 6
25/12/1958 LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 0 - 1
20/12/1958 LeagueH WATFORD 0 - 3
13/12/1958 LeagueA EXETER CITY 2 - 3
29/11/1958 LeagueA CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 5
22/11/1958 LeagueH BARROW 0 - 0
15/11/1958 FA Cup / 1H HALIFAX TOWN 0 - 2
08/11/1958 LeagueH GATESHEAD 2 - 2
01/11/1958 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 2 - 3
25/10/1958 LeagueH MILLWALL 2 - 1
18/10/1958 LeagueA WALSALL 1 - 5
16/10/1958 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1A BARROW 0 - 1
11/10/1958 LeagueH DARLINGTON 2 - 0
08/10/1958 LeagueA CRYSTAL PALACE 0 - 1
04/10/1958 LeagueH WORKINGTON 3 - 0
29/09/1958 LeagueA PORT VALE 1 - 4
27/09/1958 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 3
23/09/1958 LeagueH PORT VALE 2 - 2
20/09/1958 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 3 - 0
15/09/1958 LeagueA BRADFORD PA 0 - 3
13/09/1958 LeagueA TORQUAY UNITED 0 - 1
09/09/1958 LeagueH BRADFORD PA 1 - 0
06/09/1958 LeagueA COVENTRY CITY 0 - 1
02/09/1958 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 0
30/08/1958 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
25/08/1958 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 2
23/08/1958 LeagueA WATFORD 1 - 6

Games where player has scored

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

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