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Mollatt: Ronald Vincent (Ron)

1950-1955 (Player Details)

Wing Half

Born: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire: 24-03-1932

Debut: v Southampton (a): 08-09-1951

5’11” 11st 7lb (1957)

Mollatt enjoyed a fine career as a junior before and during his time with Leeds. A Nottinghamshire Schools player, he played for Thoresby Colliery in the North Notts League. He joined Leeds in February 1950 and played for the West Riding Youth team and had England trials. He completed his National Service with the Twelfth Lancers. He made four consecutive appearances in the 1951-52 season as deputy for Eric Kerfoot, and a further three, five and four in the ensuing seasons. United had a succession of fine long serving wing-halves in Eric Kerfoot, Tommy Burden, Jim McCabe and he only played when there were injuries. Keith Ripley and Archie Gibson emerged to fill the roles of Burden and McCabe in the 1954-55 season and he joined York City in July 1955. He made one hundred and twenty-four League appearances and scored one goal at Bootham Crescent before going to Bradford City in July 1960. He played eighty-seven League games at Valley Parade and then moved into Non-League with Frickley Colliery. He then combined work as a painter and decorator with involvement in local Yorkshire soccer, including managing Northern Counties East League sides Bridlington, Tadcaster Albion and York Railway Institute from November 1982 to May 1989. He also worked in a brewery in Tadcaster and scouted for Barnsley. He and John Charles were best man at each other’s marriage and when he died in York in January 2001, his funeral was attended by Charles and many Leeds players.

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