The 1939/40 Season

Despite World War II breaking out during the season, the Reserves still managed to play in Division 1 of the Peterborough League although with a reduced number of teams competing.

According to the table below no team played all their games and the Reserves played just 11 games in the League. The League Table below is the latest version we could find so we are not 100% sure this was the Final League Table.

The Reserves fixtures and results plus player appearances / goals are definitely complete though.

Had the Reserves played and won all their games they would have finished as champions.

 
Team
P W D L F A Pts
1. Bourne Town 17 15 1 1 87 30 31
2. Wisbech Town 14 9 2 3 62 26 20
3. Peterborough Utd 11 8 2 1 45 21 18
4. March GER Utd 17 5 5 7 40 60 15
5. RAF Peterborough 15 5 3 7 31 41 13
6. Westwood Works 12 4 2 6 27 27 10
7. Phorpres Sports 17 4 2 11 39 55 10
8. Spalding Utd 9 4 0 5 21 31 8
9. Holbeach Utd 12 4 0 8 27 40 8
10. Ramsey Town 9 2 2 5 17 35 6

 

Fixtures & results:

Date Opponents Home / Away Result Score Goal Scorers
28 Oct 39 Ramsey Town Home Won 3-0 Tricker, Preston, Brooksbank
04 Nov 39 Ramsey Town Away Drew 2-2 Haycox (2)
11 Nov 39 Bourne Town Reserves Home Won 6-2 Haycox (2), Brooksbank (2), Watts (2)
25 Nov 39 RAF Peterborough Away Won 3-0 Tasker, Watts, Preston
09 Dec 39 Bourne Town Reserves Away Lost 5-2 Tricker, Preston
16 Dec 39 Holbeach Utd Home Won 6-1 Preston, Hewitt, Tricker (2), Brooksbank, Haden
13 Jan 40 Phorpres Sports Home Won 5-2 Watts (2), Brooksbank, Wilson, Preston
22 Mar 40 March GER Utd Away Won 5-4 Laxton, Gollings, Watts, Preston (2)
25 Mar 40 March GER Utd Home Won 6-0 Preston (2), Dewey, Sutton, Laxton, Brooksbank
11 Apr 40 RAF Peterborough Home Drew 1-1 Rudkin
25 Apr 40 Phorpres Sports Away Won 6-4 Dewey (2), Laxton, O’Neill, Smith (2)

 

Player appearances/goals:

Player Apps: Goals   Player Apps: Goals
Nat Brooksbank 11 6 Ron Laxton 4 3
Fred Tolliday 11 0 Sam Haden 3 1
James Watts 10 6 Jack Haycox 2 4
Harry Preston 10 9 Jack Hewitt 2 1
Laurie Sutton 9 1 Cecil Hart 1 0
H. Smith 7 2 Cecil. Wyles 1 0
Hubert Tasker 7 1 Sid Perry 1 0
L. Dewey 7 3 G.H. Wilson 1 1
Albert Levy 7 0 Les Dodds 1 0
F. Goodenough 7 0 Johnson 1 0
Reg Tricker 7 4 O’Neill 1 1
Norman Gollings 4 1 Tommy Rudkin 1 1
A. Hyland 4 0 J. Smith 1 0