Barrett: Cpl P.J.
1917-1918 (Leeds City War-time Guest Player Details)
Born: Unknown: Unknown
Debut: v The Wednesday (a): 01-09-1917
Height & Weight: Unknown
Little is known about Corporal P.J. Barrett other than he was enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps and had featured with Northampton Town. He played the first seven games
in the Principal Tournament of the 1917-18 season during the month of September 1917, as an Outside-Right where he used his speed to good effect. He scored in his second
game against ‘The Wednesday’ at Elland Road. He played the first seven games in the Principal Tournament of the 1917-18 season during the month of September 1917, as
an Outside-Right. He scored in his second game against ‘The Wednesday’ at Elland Road. The match winner was netted by Leeds centre-forward Jack Peart, and Barrett was
said to have made a decent contribution. According to JHS in the Mercury, "Barrett raised a long siege of his goal, and almost scored a second goal by a fine shot". The "speedy
winger" retained his place for the first five games, four of which were won and got his maiden goal in the 5-0 rout of Wednesday on 8th September, when he "created a very good
impression" according to the Mercury. He returned in April 1918 and played the final two games of the Subsidiary Tournament against Bradford City at Outside-Left. It is not thought
that he ever played professionally at Football League level.
|War-time Guest Appearances
|Principal Tournament 5
|Subsidiary Tournament 2