Gerald Ware played a the practice game at the start of the 1953/54 on the 12th August 1953. "City are to include 20 year old Gerald Ware from Taunton in their second practice match tomorrow. He has played for Newport County Reserves"
He played on trial in a Southern League match at Tonbridge October 10th 1953. A 6ft 3in Centre-half, He “towered over the Tonbridge attackers”.