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Hibernian Player Benny Yorston Details

Yorston, Benny

Date of Birth14/10/1905
Place of BirthNigg
Games Played9 [Show all]
Games Started9
Games On As Sub0
Yellow Cards0
Red Cards0
DebutVs Partick Thistle on 11/01/1941 in Scottish Southern League (A 2-1)
Age on Debut35 Years and 89 Days
First GoalVs Celtic on 01/02/1941 in Scottish Southern League (H 2-0)
Age at First Goal35 Years and 110 Days

Season Breakdown

 Scottish LeagueScottish CupLeague CupOtherTotal
SeasonStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)GoalsStarts (As Sub)Goals
1940/19410 (0)00 (0)00 (0)09 (0)69 (0)6
Totals0 (0)00 (0)00 (0)09 (0)69 (0)6

Last 5 Games Started

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
26/04/1941HomeScottish Southern League (29)DumbartonWon3-1
12/04/1941HomeScottish Southern League (28)Airdrieonians (1878-2002)Drawn2-2
29/03/1941AwayScottish Southern League Cup (Section 4)Heart of MidlothianLost2-5
22/03/1941HomeScottish Southern League Cup (Section 4)ClydeWon5-4
08/02/1941AwayScottish Southern League (26)MotherwellLost0-3

Last 5 Games Scored In

DateVenueCompetition (Round)OpponentResultScore
26/04/1941HomeScottish Southern League (29)DumbartonWon3-1
22/03/1941HomeScottish Southern League Cup (Section 4)ClydeWon5-4
01/02/1941HomeScottish Southern League (25)CelticWon2-0

Current Comments

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Yorston, Benny

Position :- Forward

Signed from Middlesbrough under the "Guest Player" system in operation during the War. (edited by moderator)

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 07/09/2010 - 16:55

Benny was a pocket-sized dynamo, the inside-right being well-known for his hair raising tackles. It was also said he had a list in his locker headed - 'To Be Got', with offending opponents' names entered in preparation for retribution next time.

Also played for Alloa Athletic, Montrose, Aberdeen & Sunderland.

Source :- "The Who's Who of Middlesbrough" by Dave Allan (Breedon Books) (edited by moderator)

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 28/06/2011 - 14:09

Misc/trivia :- Aberdeen : 'Most League Goals in Season (Individual) : 38, Benny Yorston, Division 1,

Source :- "Sky Sports Football Yearbook, 2015-2016, 46th Year" Compiled by John Anderson. (edited by moderator)

Posted by Patrick Roberts on 26/04/2016 - 02:49

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