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Bennett: William (Willie)

1928-1933 (Player Details)

Inside Forward

Born: Manchester: 27-07-1910

Debut v Bradford (h): 26-12-1931

5’8” 10st (1930)

Bennett joined Leeds from Non-League Winsford United in November 1928. He was a consistent scorer for the Reserves and rarely let the side down when called up for the first team. He made a valuable contribution to United’s 1931-32 promotion campaign scoring four goals in ten games, including a brace in the 4-3 victory over Stoke City at the Victoria Grounds on 12th March 1932. It was valuable because United finished just two points ahead of the Potters at the end of the season. Unfortunately he did not get a game for United in the top flight and Third Division North side Southport signed him on 6th July 1933. After just thirteen matches in the League he was released in August 1934 and joined Rossendale United. He spent three seasons there before a broken leg effectively ended his career in 1937-38. He also played for Upton Colliery. He died at Abbey Hey, Manchester on 27th November 1971.

League 104
F.A. Cup 10