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1927/28 MIDLAND LEAGUE FINAL TABLE

    P W D L F A Pts
1 Gainsborough Trinity 44 29 7 8 141 62 65
2 Scarborough 44 26 7 11 108 61 59
3 Nottingham Forest Reserves 44 23 8 13 127 84 54
4 Notts County Reserves 44 24 5 15 143 81 53
5 Lincoln City Reserves 44 23 7 14 126 99 53
6 Wath Athletic 44 24 4 16 94 74 52
7 York City 44 22 7 15 97 73 51
8 Shirebrook 44 23 5 16 108 89 51
9 Scunthorpe United 44 23 4 17 118 85 50
10 Mansfield Town 44 19 11 14 118 97 49
11 Worksop Town 44 20 9 15 97 101 49
12 Grimsby Town Reserves 44 20 8 16 93 83 48
13 Grantham 44 17 11 16 88 102 45
14 Denaby United 44 19 6 19 76 82 44
15 Boston 44 16 11 17 79 87 43
16 Staveley Town 44 16 10 18 98 109 42
17 Mexborough Athletic 44 14 9 21 84 112 37
18 Frickley Colliery 44 15 5 24 84 107 35
19 Loughborough Corinthians 44 14 7 23 76 104 35
20 Wombwell 44 12 7 25 70 107 31
21 Heanor Town 44 10 5 29 66 155 25
22 ILKESTON UNITED 44 8 5 31 75 133 21
23 Newark Town 44 8 4 32 60 139 20
notes: ilkeston failed to gain re-election. the club became a victim of a joke told by a comedian at ilkeston's theatre royal. he said that the theatre manager had received a letter from united's secretary which was to be read in public. it requested that a number of men were required to empty 300 tons of sand onto the pitch to preventunited from slipping through the bottom of the midland league.


1927/28 MIDLAND LEAGUE RESULTS
DATE OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS
AUG 28 Nottingham Forest Reserves L4-6 TAYLOR 2, BOWMER, POXON
AUG 31 MEXBOROUGH ATHLETIC D2-2 TAYLOR, HOBSON
SEP 3 GRANTHAM W3-2 HOBSON, MANSFIELD, TAYLOR
SEP 10 Mexborough Athletic L2-3 HOBSON, OG
SEP 17 LINCOLN CITY RESERVES W3-2 TAYLOR, H.ELSTON, HOBSON
SEP 21 WORKSOP TOWN W5-3 PEARCE, TAYLOR, POXON, HOBSON, MANSFIELD
SEP 24 Notts County Reserves W3-1 HOBSON, TAYLOR, OG
SEP 27 Grimsby Town Reserves L0-2
OCT 8 Shirebrook L0-6
OCT 22 SHIREBROOK L2-3 TAYLOR 2
OCT 29 Wombwell L1-4 TAYLOR
NOV 5 BOSTON L1-2 TAYLOR
NOV 12 Newark Town L3-5 BREEDON, TAYLOR 2
NOV 19 NOTTS COUNTY RESERVES L1-4 MANSFIELD
NOV 26 Scarborough L2-3 BREEDON, HOBSON
DEC 3 SCUNTHORPE UNITED W4-1 TAYLOR 3 (1PEN), POXON
DEC 10 Grantham L0-2
DEC 24 STAVELEY TOWN L0-1
DEC 26 Heanor Town L1-3 QUINN
DEC 27 HEANOR TOWN D2-2 MANSFIELD 2
JAN 7 Boston L0-4
JAN 21 York City L1-4 BREEDON
JAN 28 Lincoln City Reserves L1-2 TAYLOR
FEB 4 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY L1-6 TAYLOR
FEB 11 GRIMSBY TOWN RESERVES W4-3 BREEDON 2, BOWMER, CLARK
FEB 18 WOMBWELL L1-2 BREEDON
FEB 25 Wath Athletic L0-2
MAR 3 DENABY UNITED D2-2 TAYLOR, BREEDON
MAR 10 NEWARK TOWN W5-0 BOWMER, TAYLOR 2, HOBSON, QUINN
MAR 14 Denaby United L0-2
MAR 17 Staveley Town L2-5 BOWMER, BREEDON
MAR 24 YORK CITY D1-1 TAYLOR
MAR 26 NOTTINGHAM FOREST RESERVES L1-3 QUINN
MAR 31 Gainsborough Trinity L1-8 TAYLOR
APR 2 SCARBOROUGH L0-6
APR 6 LOUGHBOROUGH CORINTHIANS L1-3 TAYLOR
APR 9 MANSFIELD TOWN L2-3 BOWMER 2
APR 10 Mansfield Town L2-4 TAYLOR, BEDNALL
APR 14 Scunthorpe United L1-4 TAYLOR
APR 16 FRICKLEY COLLIERY W6-1 TAYLOR 3, LYNCH 3
APR 18 Worksop Town D2-2 TAYLOR, CLARK
APR 23 Loughborough Corinthians L1-2 WILLOCKS
APR 28 Frickley Colliery L1-6 WILLOCKS
MAY 5 WATH ATHLETIC L0-1  
notes:
jan 7: 'keeper ivor elston missed a train so centre half george toone played the whole game in goal.
feb 25: centre forward joe taylor played in goal for the entire game due to an injury to ivor elston and the unavailability of understudy knott.
apr 23: cyril quinn badly injured in a collision during the game and did not regain consciousness for several days.
may 5: ilkeston avoided finishing last as bottom club newark lost 5-2 at denaby.


1927/28 FA CUP RESULTS
ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT SCORERS
1QR OCT 1 GRASSMOOR W4-3 HANDLEY, HOBSON 2 (1PEN), TAYLOR
2QR OCT 15 SHIREBROOK L2-3 MANSFIELD, HOBSON


1927/28 DERBYSHIRE DIVISIONAL CUP RESULT
ROUND DATE OPPONENTS RESULT
1R JAN 14 STAVELEY TOWN L0-7