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W Rutherford (centre-forward) 1918

Rutherford was a forward who played one game as a guest for Leeds City during the First World War. According to the Leeds Mercury at the time, he was a Newcastle United player.

With regular centre-forward Jack Peart unavailable, City's versatile captain Jack Hampson had deputised up front away to Huddersfield Town on 16 March, but was needed on the left wing the following week in the return against the Terriers and Rutherford was given the job of leading the line. The Mercury reported that he 'missed two chances of scoring, but on the whole played well'. City won courtesy of a goal from Clem Stephenson.

Rutherford was not heard of again and little else is known of him. He may have been Jock Rutherford, who enjoyed many years of success with Newcastle and Woolwich Arsenal, though this seems distinctly unlikely. It seems much more probable that he was Jock's younger brother George, who was with the Magpies for four seasons, but died when he was 21.