The Encylopedia of British Football

George Ashall

George Ashall was born in Killamarsh on 29th September 1911. He worked as a coalminer but a talented footballer he played for Brodsworth Colliery, Upton Colliery and Frickley Colliery before being signed by Major Frank Buckley, the manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1935.

An outside-left, he joined a side that included Stan Cullis, Gordon Clayton, Bill Morris, Dennis Westcott, Alex Scott, Jack Taylor, Tom Galley, Dicky Dorsett, Bill Parker, Bryn Jones, Joe Gardiner and Teddy Maguire.

Ashall scored 14 goals in 84 games before joining Coventry City in 1938. The outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 brought an end to the Football League. The government imposed a fifty mile travelling limit on all football teams and the Football League divided all the clubs into seven regional areas where games could take place. Coventry joined the Midland League with West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City, Wolves, Luton Town, Northampton Town, Leicester City and Walsall.

He remained at the club until 1947. During that time he scored 10 goals in 65 games.

George Ashall died in 1998.