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Dawley Bank Institute, Football Team

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Photo courtesy of Ray Farlow.

Wellington Journal - Saturday 17th April 1909

Dawley Bank Institute Cup
Jackfield Excelsior v. Dawley Bank Institute.

The above teams met on Easter Monday morning at Dawley, before 500 or 600 spectators. The Institute decided to kick with the wind, and at once began to make tracks for the Jackfield goal, but the defence played strongly for Jackfield. The game continued to be very fast and exciting. After about 20 minutes’ play the Institute scored a goal through Powell. Jackfield should have made matters even, as Bullock (centre-forward) had a good chance, but shot feebly. Half-time arrived with the Institute leading by one to none. The second half commenced in a downpour of rain, making it very uncomfortable for the spectators: but the game was played in a determined manner, both ends being visited in turn. Pritchards (Jackfield) was prominent. Jackfield were trying hard to get on equal terms, and had very hard lines in not doing so. The game went on till one of the Jackfield players named Pritchard was badly injured, and had to leave the field for some time, during which period the Institute scored their second goal through Jones. Jackfield were not downheartened, and played pluckily. T. Pritchard scoring from long range. This livened the game up a little, and put mare interest into it, as Jackfield were playing for all they were worth to make the scorers equal, but the Institute won by two goals to one.

Institute team: Gough; Hollyhead and Lloyd; Webster, Fowler and Bather; Colley, Jones, Biddulph, Powell and Doodson.

After the match the cup was presented to the winning team by Mr. J. Smith. He said they had played a good game, but they must not forget the losers, who had also played a good game.

The Dawley Band afterwards played the winners to the clubroom in Dawley Road.

(On the same page.)

Jackfield Scott-Currie Cup.
Dawley Bank Institute v. Benthall Wanderers.

Played on Saturday on Broseley Town ground, in the presence of a large company. Powell scored in the first two minutes for Dawley, which proved the only goal of the match. Dawley, who were decidedly the better team won the cup by 1 – 0. Mr. J. B. Williams (Broseley), officiated as referee.

After the match the teams assembled at the headquarters, Jackfield, where Mr. E. S. White, in an excellent speech, presented the cup and medals to the players. He was afterwards thanked for his kindness. Jackfield Prize Band was present, and played selections of music.

Bridgnorth Journal and South Shropshire Advertiser. - Saturday 2nd April 1910


Killed by A Fall of Rock. –
A single man named John Frederick Powell (25), of Dawley Bank, was killed by a fall of rock when at work at the cinder hill, near Horsehay Station. The deceased was at work with two other men, who also had narrow escapes. One was slightly injured. Powell’s body was soon extricated from the debris. The deceased was a member of the Plough, Dawley, Quoiting Club, and a player of Dawley Bank Institute Football Club. The inquest was opened at Dawley Bank, when formal evidence was taken, and the inquiry adjourned.

Dawley Bank FC

The placard reads DAWLEY BANK INSTITUTE.

The team in April 1909, Gough, Hollyhead, Lloyd, Webster, Fowler, Bather, Colley, Jones, Biddulph, Powell, Doodson.