VERSATILE John Battye caught the eye in Town's 1-0 victory over Wolves.
While Vic Metcalfe got the only goal in front of a crowd of 16,736, Battye and the emerging Jeff Taylor were the players to take most of the plaudits.
Battye had played for Town in regional football and had been a forward and a full-back .
Earlier in the 1949-50 season he was on the club transfer list at his own request, too, but after his recall as a half back he had shown terrific form.
Examiner reporter Aquila reflected: "It may be that Battye has not the finesse and the arts and graces of some of the leading half backs, but for dash and enthusiasm and a spirit of dogged determination one could ask nothing more from him.
"This was one of his best and most successful games.
"He was a glutton for work wherever it was to be found, and all the time he looked to be enjoying every minute of it."
On Taylor, he reported his display had pleased those who "like to see the local element" to the fore.
"Taylor has many natural touches of skill, and when all allowances are made for the fact that he is still to some extent feeling his way in top-class company, to which he has been called only this season, it is clear that here is another bright prospect at either centre forward or inside.
In eight years, Battye made 74 appearances for Town, scoring once, while Taylor scored 29 goals in 71 games between 1949 and 1951. He went on, of course, to become an opera star!