Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Most Goals per Game.

So who do you think has this particular honour ... Paul Pitman with 378 in 484 games?


Ray Garbutt.

Date of Birth: 9th May 1925.
Position: Forward.

                You may ask – “Who?” And you’d be quite right in your questioning.  Ray did not complete large numbers of goals and appearances.  In fact Ray only ever made one appearance.  For the purists amongst you, Ray holds the record for the best goals to game ratio out of all the player having ever played for Whitby Town in it’s history.
                Ray was born on May 9th, 1925 and played for Whitby on August 30th, 1947 in the home game against Shildon.  The Northern League game was won 5-2 with Cyril McCarthy scoring one of the goal and Ray hitting the other four.  Almost immediately after this game Ray was approached by Manchester City scouts and duly signed for them.  Alas once he was there Ray failed to break into the first XI and was there for only the 1947/48 season.  He returned to the North East, but instead of returning to Whitby Ray signed for Spennymoor United where he was ‘rediscovered’ and signed for Watford in 1950.  At Watford, Ray played a total of 22 times and scored on 8 occasions. In 1951, Ray transferred to Brighton & Hove Albion and stayed until 1952.  At the Goldstone Ground he netted 17 times in 32 appearances.  Following his stint on the Sussex coast, Ray moved North and joined Workington, then still a league side, for only 8 appearances and nabbing 2 goals, it was here he was forced to retired through injury.
                Ray died in 1994, but his record at Whitby Town still lives on: The only player to score four goals on his debut thus making him the best goals per game ratio ever.






1 comment:

  1. in response to your question on Donny Online, I have info on the two players you were interested in:

    Peter Anthony Creamer. Born Hartlepool 20/09/53. Signed for Rovers from Middlesbrough December 1975. Made 26 starts, no subs, no goals season 1975-76 (all Football League). Made 5 starts plus 1 sub appearance (no goals) Football League and four starts (no subs, no goals) in the Football League Cup in 1976-77. Joined Hartlepool during the 76-7 season. Total appearances- 31+1 sub, 0 goals (League), 4+0 sub, 0 goals (LC). Total senior appearances- 35+1 sub, 0 goals.

    Albert John Bint. Born Guisborough 08/11/1912. Joined Rovers from Whitby 1934. 7 starts, 2 goals (all League) season 1934-35. No Cup appearances. Later played for Thorne Colliery. Died Doncaster, Q4 1983.