Derwick Goodfellow appeared as a guest for Exeter City during 1945/46 when two interim league competitions - Division Three South (South of Thames) [played until Christmas] and the Division Three South Cup (Southern Section) [played from January] - were organised ahead of a return to ‘normal’ league football in 1946/47. He had played for Gateshead and Sheffield Wednesday before the war and would go on to appear for Middlesbrough.
A guest player for Exeter City during the 1945-46 season, he was in the books of Sheffield Wednesday at the time and he lodged at 18 Halsdon Road, Exmouth, whilst playing for Exeter City. He was stationed locally and playing for the Depot Royal Marines in the Exeter Services League He made 12 appearances for the Grecians in the Division Three South (South of the Thames) League, the first of which was at St James’ Park against Swindon Town in September 1945.
He commenced his career with Gateshead, signing professional for them in March 1935 and going on to make 29 league appearances. He moved to Sheffield Wednesday in May 1936 and added a further 69 league outings. Joining Middlesbrough in June 1947, Goodfellow stayed for one season, during which time he played in 36 league games.
Derwick died in 2001. He had 3 daughters Ann, Carol and Janice and his wife was is still living in Alnwick in 2020