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A Spratt (wing-half) 1918

When Leeds City arrived at Bramall Lane to meet Sheffield United in a Midland Section fixture on 2 March 1918, they had only ten players available with club captain Jack Hampson missing his train.

Rotherham County winger Spratt, who had played against City earlier in the campaign, was in the crowd and agreed to play outside-left for the Peacocks. The home side won the game 2-1 in front of an 18,000 crowd, with the Leeds Mercury reporting, "Spratt also did well, the latter's pluck clearly giving Hewison his scoring chance in the opening half". Hewison and Peart had done well to get the ball out to Spratt, who beat Sturgess clevery and sent in a fine centre, from which Cawley drove for goal. His shot was partly cleared, but fell to Hewison, who hammered home an accurate drive.