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Tom Bennett (inside-right) 1915-16

It is thought that Bennett was the forward who was on the books of Newcastle United before the war, though when he joined Leeds City at the start of the 1915/16 campaign, local papers reported that he hailed from South Liverpool and had been playing for Bury. The Football League granted him permission to play for City because he was working in Leeds at the time.

Bennett impressed when he played for the Peacocks' reserves against the first-team in a pre-season trial; the Leeds Mercury wrote that he had been 'a prominent forward, and his style resembles that of McLeod'. He did well enough to be selected at inside-forward for the opening game, away to Derby County on 4 September, playing inside another debutant, the celebrated Fanny Walden.

Bennett scored the second, decisive goal in a 3-1 victory, netting from a centre by Fred Croot fifteen minutes from time.

He retained his place, and after the 2-1 defeat of The Wednesday the following week, the Mercury crowed, 'Bennett, who comes from South Liverpool, is a useful man and the understanding between him and Walden was perfect.'

Bennett continued to perform, scoring again a week later in a 4-3 defeat at Bradford Park Avenue. The Yorkshire Post reported: 'The Leeds inside-right cleverly outwitted the defenders, and concluded with a hard shot, the ball striking the underside of the crossbar and going into the net.'

Bennett dropped down the pecking order when Clem Stephenson arrived at Elland Road the following February. In all he scored four times in his 18 appearances for City, including one game at centre-forward, though the Evening Post acknowledged that was a mistaken ploy: 'It was plainly evident that Bennett is not the man Leeds requires for the position of centre-forward - he had neither the command of the ball not the inventiveness necessary to adequately fill the post.'

Bennett slipped out of the Elland Road plans thereafter and is not thought to have played at a senior level again.