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Results and Players 1910-11 to 1919-20

1910-1911 1911-1912 1912-1913 1913-1914
1914-1915 1915-1916 1916 to 1919 1919-1920

Although the County Schools' Football Association had not yet been established the following was reported in the Durham County Advertiser on Friday 24 April 1908.

"This match between schoolboys representing the counties of Durham and Northumberland took place at Roker Park, Sunderland before only a small attendance. The first half was mostly in Durham's favour, though they had the wind and sun against them. Patterson scored for them (Bolam falling) nearly midway through the first half and soon afterwards the same forward added number two. Northumberland played well but could not find the net.
The second half lacked interest compared with the first section. Durham's good back play kept Northumberland out. Peacock scored Durham's third goal. Bainbridge, the young international, played for Durham and played exceedingly well though he was not able to score."

Result: Durham 3 Northumberland 0

GK; Armstrong (Blaydon)
RB: McLaffy (Southwick), LB: Carr (West Pelton)
RH: Taylor (Silksworth), CH: Handyside (Blaydon), LH: Lamb (Ryhope)
OR: Simpson Bainbridge (Silksworth), IR: Peacock (Blaydon), CF: Patterson (Southwick), IL: Potts (Southwick), OL: Brown (Hylton Road)
GK; Bolam (St Anthony's)
RB: Sharp (Rutherford College), LB: Mordue (Blyth National)
RH: Stich (West Jesmond), CH: Sheriff (Choppington), LH: Vairy (North Shields)
OR: Nicholson (Rutherford College), IR: Hine (Burradon), CF: Riddell (Burradon), IL: Dixon (Choppington), OL: Hughes (Rutherford College)

Season 1909-1910

The Durham Chronicle of Friday 3 June 1910 reported: At a meeting of the Durham County Schools' Football Association, held in Durham, the chairman proposed the playing of a North county team against a South county team, and awarding players caps. It had been intended to arrange county matches with Northumberland and Yorkshire, but the season was too far advanced for these being arranged and carried out.

For the North v South match the county was split into halves, giving each over 40 clubs from which to select 11 players and 1 reserve. The committee have spread these favours out as far as possible, as well as could be arranged, limiting each league to 3 players, each club to 1 player, and giving preference to boys nearing the completion of their school term, as the younger ones will have the chance of a county cap next year.

The match will be played under the Durham Cup rules, which competition by the way has the largest number of entries of any school football competition in the world. The game will be played at Wingate on Saturday, kick off at 4pm. The North team will play in blue jerseys and white pants, and the South team in white jerseys with dark bands and black pants.

The teams selected are:
GK: Cook (Herrington)
RB: Boustead (Moorsley) LB: Bond (Birtley)
RH: Thirlaway (Usworth) CH: Hill (Hetton) LH: Maddison (Murton)
OR: Vasey (Chilton Moor) IR: Gradon (Perkinsville) CF: Todd (Washington) IL: Savage (Hylton Road) OL: Phillips (Silksworth)
Reserve: Ellerington (Newbottle)
GK: Milburn (New Brancepeth)
RB: Slack (Byers Green) LB: Heron (Ushaw Moor)
RH: Hood (Mt Pleasant) CH: Wilson (Cassop) LH: Daglish (Esh Winning)
OR: Nelson (Thornley) IR: Smith (Upper Church Street, Spennymoor) CF: Parker (New Brancepeth) IL: Taylor (Crook) OL: Kent (Aycliffe)
Reserve: Makepeace (Lynesack)

The Durham Chronicle of Fri 10 June 1910 reported that "There was a large crowd of spectators present on the Burden Park ground, Wingate on Saturday to witness the Durham County Schools' match, North v South. The teams were evenly matched and a draw was a true representation of the play. All the players were presented with caps."

Season 1910-1911

Durham 2 - 1 Northumberland Merritt (2)

Players Apps Goals Association
Cresswell Warney 1 South Shields SFA
Davison 1 Spennymoor SFA
Dodds 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Elsdon 1 Derwent Valley SFA
Hartnell S 1 Spennymoor SFA
Masters 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Merritt 1 2 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Ritson 1 Washington SFA
Thornton 1 East Durham SFA
Vasey L 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Wilson 1 Crook SFA

Season 1911-1912

Northumberland 3 - 5 Durham Mather (2), Wilson, Walls (2)
Durham v Northumberland

It is recorded in the Minute Book "that two matches with Northumberland - one away and one home - be played this season". There is no mention of the team or the result for the first game but The Durham Advertiser of Fri 19 April 1912 lists the goalscorers for the game at Blyth. However, the minutes of May 11th 1912 state "It was decided to play the return match with Northumberland on Saturday 1 June 1912 at Gateshead."

Players Apps Goals Association
Crown 1 Sunderland SFA
Elliott 1 Kelloe SFA
Holland Peter 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Kay 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Kirby W 1 Washington SFA
Mather 1 2 East Durham SFA
Nicholson Joseph 1 Sunderland SFA
Phillipson Thomas 1 Ryton SFA
Walls G 1 2 Chester-le-Street SFA
White 1 Chester-le-Street SFA
Wilson GW 1 1 South Shields SFA

Season 1912-1913

Durham 0 - 0 Northumberland
Northumberland 3 - 4 Durham

The Durham Chronicle of Friday 3 January 1913 reported: "Durham and Northumberland at Birtley before a fair attendance. The Northumberland Boys were the bigger team and their defence was strong. The goalkeeper, Hamilton, played well and the Durham Boys were the stronger and nippier forward line. Holland put in some nice work but, on the whole, Phillipson was the pick of the line. The game resulted in a goalless draw but both sides having played keenly and vigorously."

Players Apps Goals Association
Aiston 1 Blaydon SFA
Dawson H 2 Chester-le-Street SFA
Elliott 1 South Shields SFA
Greener 2 Chester-le-Street SFA
Haggon 2 Washington SFA
Holland Peter 2 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Holt 1 Stanley SFA
Howgate 1 Stanley SFA
Kettle 1 South Shields SFA
Nicholson Joseph 1 Sunderland SFA
Peacock 2 Stockton SFA
Phillipson Thomas 2 Ryton SFA
Robson JW 1 Sunderland SFA
Routledge 1 Washington SFA
Spencer JW 1 Sunderland SFA

Season 1913-1914

Durham 1 - 5 Northumberland Harrison
Northumberland v Durham

The Durham Chronicle of Friday 2 January 1914 reported: "The match between Durham and Northumberland at West Stanley on Saturday was anything but an exciting exhibition. The wind was a prominent factor in the game with the result that in the first half Durham penned their opponents into their own half. The Northumbrian defence, however, was sound only being beaten once by Harrison of West Stanley. The second half saw a complete turning of the tables. Durham were on the defensive all the while and that defence proved a weak one with the result that Northumberland scored no fewer than five times."

Players Apps Goals Association
Burrows 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Crooks 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Davison 2 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Davison 2 Sunderland SFA
Dawson 1 South Shields SFA
Harrison 2 1 Stanley SFA
Hetherington 1 South Shields SFA
Lilley 1 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Longstaff 1 Stockton SFA
Richardson 1 Derwent Valley SFA
Ruddick 1 Stanley SFA
Scott A 2 Sunderland SFA
Stephenson 1 Sunderland SFA
Storey 1 Sunderland SFA
Thirkell 1 South Shields SFA
Watson E 2 Sunderland SFA
Williamson 2 South Shields SFA

Season 1914-1915

Durham 0 - 2 Northumberland

Players Apps Goals Association
Brabban 1 Sunderland SFA
Carruthers 1 Chester-le-Street SFA
Charlton WT 1 Sunderland SFA
Douglas 1 South Shields SFA
Gibson 1 East Durham SFA
Hughes 1 Jarrow SFA
Hughes Richard 1 Sunderland SFA
Oxberry 1 Sunderland SFA
Pinkney R 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Reed W 1 Derwent Valley SFA
Young 1 Sunderland SFA

Season 1915-1916

Durham 0 - 2 Northumberland Match abandoned
Northumberland 3 - 3 Durham

The Durham Chronicle of Friday 17 March 1916 reported: "The inter-county schoolboy match between Durham and Northumberland, which was played at Hendon on Saturday, had to be abandoned 10 minutes after the resumption owing to a heavy snowstorm. There had been no score in the first half but before the game was abandoned Arkle and Armitage had each scored for Northumberland but Durham had not found the net."

The Durham Chronicle of Friday 28 April 1916 reported: "Four internationals took part in the County schoolboys' fixture at Portland Park, Ashington on Saturday. Hughes and Glidden, the Sunderland Players, appearing for Durham whilst Cowell (Newburn) and Wardhaugh (Hartey) appeared on the Northumberland side. Half a dozen goals equally divided between the teams was a result in the game which the fortunes of war varied considerably but which in the end gave the impression Durham were slightly the better team and deserved to claim a win."

Players Apps Goals Association
Batey 2 South Shields SFA
Bellas 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Colman 1 Sunderland SFA
Cutting 1 Sunderland SFA
Fell 1 Deerness Valley SFA
Foster 2 Sunderland SFA
Gibbon 1 Sunderland SFA
Glidden Tommy 2 Sunderland SFA
Gowland 1 Washington SFA
Hughes Richard 2 Sunderland SFA
Jopling 1 Sunderland SFA
Lorraine 2 Sunderland SFA
Oswald 1 Washington SFA
Smart 1 East Durham SFA
Smith 2 Washington SFA
Sparnon 1 Washington SFA

Seasons 1916-1919

Season 1916-17: It was considered "inadvisable to play County matches during this season".

Season 1917-18: No matches played.

Season 1918-19: No matches played.

Season 1919-1920

Durham 0 - 0 Northumberland
Northumberland 1 - 2 Durham

Players Apps Goals Association
Bell G 2 Sunderland SFA
Blenkinsop 2 Deerness Valley SFA
Brown 2 West Stanley SFA
Cogdon 1 Sunderland SFA
Eltringham W 1 Sunderland SFA
Escott 2 Lambton & Hetton SFA
Kirby 1 Washington SFA
Makepeace 1 East Durham SFA
McKenna 2 Kelloe SFA
Parish 2 Deerness Valley SFA
Parish 1 West Stanley SFA
Prince 1 South Shields SFA
Spence 2 South Shields SFA
Tymon 1 East Durham SFA
Wilson 1 West Stanley SFA