A defender who came through our reserve side to make the first team, but moved on to Reading before the war was responsible for robbing him of his best footballing years.
Fullwood had been on trial, when he was scouted playing for his local side Thorne Colliery, in October 1934 and in the reserve side before James signed professional in November 1934. He was a versatile player, becoming a victim of his own ability as he was usually used as cover for full-back Bill Whatley and therefore rarely got a run of games in the side. However, he did get 10 games on the trot in the 1935-36 season, with his first and only goal for the club in the last of those matches against Swansea Town, when he tucked away a penalty in a 7-2 win.James played 32 league games for the club before leaving for Reading in August 1938, but the declaration of war saw him play for the Berkshire club, as well as guesting for Brentford, Chelsea and Clapton Orient, but at the end of the conflict he called a halt to his career.
James Fullwood died in 1981.