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SILVERWOOD COLLIERY F. C.
A presentation by Alan Hodgson of Huddersfield Town F. C.
SILVERWOOD COLLIERY FC
The FA Cup
In common with other minor clubs Silverwood Colliery FC had to try and negotiate several qualifying stages in order to secure a coveted place in the draw for the FA Cup 1st round proper. This was the point where, as today, Football League clubs enter the competition. Depending on the number of minor clubs entering each season however the normal four qualifying rounds were often preceded by two further preliminary rounds. All these were played from September to December with the main rounds of the tournament beginning the following January. In order to cut down on travelling expenses clubs were placed in regional groupings in these early stages, and as a result tended to meet similar opponents from year to year. As can be seen from Silverwood’s FA Cup record, they usually played against teams from nearby mining villages as well as other collieries.
entering the FA Cup on 15 occasions over a 26 year period Silverwood’s
footballers were unfortunately destined never to quite make it to the 1st
round proper. Their best efforts saw them beaten at the 3rd
Qualifying round stage on two occasions, in 1913/14 and 1933/34, and in the
latter season they were just one tantalising step away from earning a chance
of testing themselves against a professional side. Their conquerors
Dinnington Athletic were to lose 3-4 at home to Newark Town in the 4th
Qualifying round, and so Newark made in into Round One where they were
thrashed 0-7 at Tranmere Rovers. Could the Colliers have beaten Newark, and
if so would they have put up a better showing against Tranmere? We will
cup competition the highest level Silverwood Colliery FC ever played at was
in the Midland League in the first normal season following the Great War.
Having won the Midland title four years in a row prior to the War,
Silverwood’s neighbours Rotherham County had been elected to the Football
League Division Two for the start of this season. Perhaps on the strength
of this, the Colliers were one of five new clubs elected to what was a
strong Midland League competition in 1919. County’s reserve side took the
place of their first team, and there were also seven other reserve sides of
Football League clubs playing in what was initially a 16-club section.
© Alan Hodgson
Many thanks to Alan for his much appreciated contributions to this site.
Huddersfield Town F. C. are preparing a centenary celebration in 2008. The Publication Committee are seeking information on past players of the club for inclusion in a tribute.
We now have two players from Thrybergh listed with Huddersfield and it is thought that there may be others from the area who also played with Huddersfield. Information sought on the players includes Birth, Place of Birth, Death, place of Death, Parents, and any relevant information regarding their football careers.
If you have any information
regarding the above please contact Alan Hodgson
All information on this site is correct to the extent of my knowledge,
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