Graver was a County Durham-born striker who played second fiddle to the great Jackie Milburn at his beloved Newcastle United and had to look elsewhere for his football. He got it at Lincoln City and his goalscoring record was impressive, scoring 106 goals in 172 games for the Imps.
That form earned him a move to City in December 1954, but he couldn't recreate that form in front of goal. He made a good enough start, scoring in his first two goals for the club as they looked to avoid relegation from Division One. The Foxes forked out a club record fee at the time, and it looked as though it was going to pay off.
But after those first two games Graver's form dipped alarmingly. He netted just one more goal in his next ten games in all competitions and it saw him make a swift return to Lincoln at the end of the season after things failed to work out for him.
Moves to Stoke City and Boston United followed for the marksman before he enjoyed a third spell with his beloved Lincoln. He also worked there as a youth coach briefly and is part of Lincoln's hall of fame.
Date Competition Opposition Result Start Sub Goals 1 18.12.1954 Division One (old) Chelsea (A) 1 - 3 1 2 25.12.1954 Division One (old) Sheffield United (A) 1 - 1 1 3 27.12.1954 Division One (old) Sheffield United (H) 0 - 1 4 01.01.1955 Division One (old) Cardiff City (H) 2 - 1 5 08.01.1955 FA Cup 3 Rotherham United (A) 0 - 1 6 15.01.1955 Division One (old) Manchester City (A) 2 - 2 7 05.02.1955 Division One (old) Newcastle United (A) 0 - 2 8 12.02.1955 Division One (old) West Bromwich Albion (H) 6 - 3 1 9 19.02.1955 Division One (old) Arsenal (A) 1 - 1 10 09.04.1955 Division One (old) Manchester United (H) 1 - 0 11 11.04.1955 Division One (old) Preston North End (H) 0 - 1 12 20.04.1955 Division One (old) Everton (H) 2 - 2