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George Warren

Debut game
v Lincoln City Reserves (h) 30th September 1904

Final game for Gresley Rovers first team
v Nottingham Forest Reserves (a) 11th March 1905

1904-1905 Top scorer with 10 league & 1 cup goals

George was born in Burton on Trent and died in France on 16th May 1917.

Career: Rangemoor Albion; Aug 1898 Burton Swifts; cs 1899 Sheppey United; cs 1900 Hinckley Town; Dec 1903 Leicester Fosse; Sept 1904 Gresley Rovers; cs 1905 Hinckley United; cs 1906 Nuneaton Town; cs 1907 Coventry City; cs 1911 Willenhall Swifts; Oct 1911 Stockport County; Dec 1911 Dudley; Jan 1912 Hinckley United; cs 1912 Nuneaton Town; Sept 1913 Hinckley United.
Fosse debut v Glossop (H) 12.12.1903

As would the on-loan Peter Eastoe precisely eighty years later, George had the curiously frustrating experience of making his club debut in a match which was abandoned, in this centre-forward’s case the disappointment was doubled by the fact that he’d already notched a goal in the fog-halted away fixture against Manchester United in December 1903.

He was, however, to hold his line-leading position for much of the rest of the humbling 1903-04 season, despite emerging victorious on only five occasions for the re-election-bound side.

George had previously had two games in Division Two with Burton Swifts, a handful of outings in the Southern League at Sheppey, and a trio of Midland League seasons at Hinckley, for whom he faced Fosse’s second string in the 1901 County Cup Final.

He would oppose the senior Fosse side for Gresley in the 1904-05 FA Cup, and later become quite a prolific stalwart at Coventry, where he picked up the nickname ‘Tubby’, and served in their final Birmingham League season, plus their first three terms in the Southern League.

George would eventually make a brief, three-game return to Second Division fare at Edgeley Park.

A former plumber, he enlisted with the Royal Army Service Corps in February 1917, and within three months was killed in WW1 action with the York & Lancaster Regiment, aged 36.
LFFC Apps: FL 21. Goals: FL 7.

Notes by Paul Taylor.

First Name George
Last Name Warren
Birthdate 6th March 1881
Signed September 1904
Position Forward
Appearances 27
Goals Scored 11
Clean Sheets N/A
Left March 1905

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  Team P GD Pts
12 Loughborough Dynamo 29 -15 31
13 Spalding United 25 -7 30
14 Lincoln United 25 -12 30
15 Newcastle Town 25 -12 26
16 Market Drayton Town 26 -22 26
17 Carlton Town 21 0 25
18 Kidsgrove Athletic 23 -11 25
19 Romulus 28 -30 25
20 Sheffield FC 25 -11 24
21 Gresley 24 -16 24
22 Peterborough Sports 27 -16 23

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