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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.



Season Date From To Value
1964/1965 01/06/1965 Southport UNATTACHED Free Transfer


Season: 1960/1961 [Back to Player Stats]
The player made an appearance in the following games:
Date Competition Venue Opponents Score Goals
20/08/1960 League Home HARTLEPOOL 2 - 0 0
23/08/1960 League Away DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0 0
27/08/1960 League Away WREXHAM 0 - 3 0
30/08/1960 League Home DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 1 0
03/09/1960 League Home CARLISLE UNITED 3 - 0 0
06/09/1960 League Home DARLINGTON 1 - 4 0
10/09/1960 League Away ROCHDALE 1 - 0 0
14/09/1960 League Away DARLINGTON 0 - 1 0
17/09/1960 League Home MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1 0
20/09/1960 League Home CRYSTAL PALACE 3 - 3 0
24/09/1960 League Away STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 2 0
28/09/1960 League Away CRYSTAL PALACE 0 - 5 0
03/10/1960 League Away PETERBOROUGH UNITED 4 - 3 0
08/10/1960 League Home BRADFORD PA 2 - 3 0
12/10/1960 Football League Cup / 1 Away PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 0 - 2 0
15/10/1960 League Away NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 3 0
22/10/1960 League Home ALDERSHOT 1 - 1 0
29/10/1960 League Away OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 3 0
05/11/1960 FA Cup / 1 Home MACCLESFIELD TOWN 7 - 2 0
08/11/1960 Lancashire Senior Cup / 1 Away BURNLEY 0 - 1 0
12/11/1960 League Away CHESTER (1885) 0 - 1 0
19/11/1960 League Home CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0 0
26/11/1960 FA Cup / 2 Away BANGOR CITY 1 - 1 0
29/11/1960 FA Cup / 2R Home BANGOR CITY 3 - 1 0
03/12/1960 League Home ACCRINGTON STANLEY 3 - 0 0
10/12/1960 League Away MILLWALL 1 - 3 0
17/12/1960 League Away HARTLEPOOL 5 - 1 0
26/12/1960 League Home BARROW 4 - 1 0
27/12/1960 League Away BARROW 1 - 0 0
31/12/1960 League Home WREXHAM 2 - 2 0
07/01/1961 FA Cup / 3 Away STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 3 0
14/01/1961 League Away CARLISLE UNITED 0 - 1 0
21/01/1961 League Home ROCHDALE 0 - 1 0
28/01/1961 League Home WORKINGTON 3 - 0 0
04/02/1961 League Away MANSFIELD TOWN 2 - 1 0
11/02/1961 League Home STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0 0
18/02/1961 League Away EXETER CITY 1 - 2 0
25/02/1961 League Away BRADFORD PA 0 - 1 0
04/03/1961 League Home NORTHAMPTON TOWN 2 - 0 0
11/03/1961 League Away ALDERSHOT 0 - 1 0
18/03/1961 League Home OLDHAM ATHLETIC 2 - 0 0
20/03/1961 League Away YORK CITY 0 - 2 0
25/03/1961 League Away WORKINGTON 1 - 3 0
31/03/1961 League Home GILLINGHAM 1 - 2 0
01/04/1961 League Home CHESTER (1885) 1 - 2 0
03/04/1961 League Away GILLINGHAM 0 - 2 0
08/04/1961 League Away CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0 0
15/04/1961 League Home YORK CITY 2 - 2 0
18/04/1961 Liverpool Senior Cup Away LIVERPOOL 0 - 3 0
22/04/1961 League Away ACCRINGTON STANLEY 1 - 2 0
25/04/1961 League Home PETERBOROUGH UNITED 3 - 3 0
29/04/1961 League Home MILLWALL 4 - 1 0

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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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