Date: Wednesday, 1st September 1920.
Competition: Second Division.
Attendance: 16,958. Receipts: £1,016
This was Unitedís first home game.
Len Armitage was credited with scoring the first
Football League goal for United. In the official History of Leeds United it
credits the goal to Jack Lyon following a centre by Len Armitage
and as I did not attend the game I cannot confirm or deny either claim, however
newspapers of the day give the goal to Len Armitage.
This was the team that played the second-ever
Football League game for
first-ever game at
Back Row: Bert Duffield (2), Arthur Tillotson (3), Billy Down (1), Jack Lyon (10), Matt Ellson (8).
Middle Row: Robert Musgrove (4), Jim Baker (5) Captain, Jimmy Walton (6) Jerry Best (11)
Front Row: George Mason (7) Len Armitage (9).
South Shields FC 1919-20:
Back Row: W. Dodds (Director), J. Gibbons, E. Hoffman, R. Rigby (Director).
Middle Row: J. Tinn
(Secretary/Manager), A. Maitland, W. Hampson, R. Frith,
W. Cresswell, T. Smith.
Front Row: G. Keenlyside
(Captain), H. Woods, J.
Len Armitage scorer of†††† Or was it Jack Lyon?