Four Scottish footballers leaving Darwen

September 22, 1896
A mild sensation has been caused in East Lancashire football circles by the fact that four Scotch members of the Darwen club have deserted and returned to Scotland. The players are Angus Mackinlay, Robert McClung, Willie Reid, and David Porteous.

Three of the men played against Manchester City on Saturday, and Reid had been relegated to the second team. The directors have decided not to fetch the men back, but to fill their places at once.
(Lancashire Evening Post: September 22, 1896)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.