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Fred Clipstone (left-back) 1916-17

When Leeds City played at Barnsley in a Midland Section wartime game on 18 November 1916, they were without Clem and Jimmy Stephenson, Edward Hudson and Jack Hampson.

Fred Clipstone, a Northampton Town defender who was working in Leeds at the time, was one of a number of players drafted in to make up the side and featured at right-back. With such a scratch team, the Peaocks unsurprisingly lost 4-1. It was the full-back's first game in several months and he was understandably rusty. Barnsley got their third goal from a free kick given away by Clipstone on the edge of the Leeds area when he fouled Donkin.

Clipstone also featured in three Subsidiary Tournament games at the end of the season, but never played professionally.