A GOLDEN nugget of Barnsley FC’s history was sold at auction yesterday for more than £1,500.

A third division northern winner’s medal presented to Ernest Whitworth in 1934 went under the hammer at the Sheffield Auction Gallery in Heeley.

It was Barnsley’s first divisional title.

The 9ct gold medal was was listed with a guide price of £600 to £900 which it massively exceeded when it sold yesterday lunchtime for £1,550.

Whitworth, a left half, was born in Dinnington in 1907 and made 83 appearances for the reds between 1932 and 1935. He also played for Treeton, Chesterfield, Wath Athletic, Dinnington Main, Rotherham United and Aldershot.