Career: Circa 197
Senior Premiership: 1937
Arising out of the B Section semi-final, Coad (Chelsea) was charged with striking Comber (Highett) in the second quarter of that game. The Independent Tribunal met on Thursday evening to deal with the case.
Neither Coad nor the representatives of the Chelsea club put in an appearance and, after waiting until 8.45 p.m. the Tribunal decided to proceed as all other interested parties were in attendance. On the evidence, Coad was found guilty and suspended for one season. The Chelsea Club for their apparent flouting of the Tribunal were fined the sum of two guineas. Before the verdict was given, a messenger was sent to make sure that no telephone message had been received from Chelsea by any member of the executive of the League.