Darnall, Sheffield born inside forward Tom Marrison started his senior football career with hometown First Division club Sheffield Wednesday, signing for them in February 1902 and making his Football League debut against Stoke in March 1903, scoring in a 1-0 victory, a goal that would prove his only strike for The Owls. Indeed such was the strength of the Wednesday first eleven, they won the Football League both that season and the following, that Marrison didn’t feature again until December 1904, when he made 4 further appearances over December and into the New Year. Starved of first team football, he eventually joined Rotherham Town in the 1906 close season, before soon returning to Football League action with Nottingham Forest, joining them in November 1906. He helped them to promotion in his first season as Second Division Champions, and stayed a further four seasons in the First Division until their relegation in 1911, when after 39 goals in 172 appearances he joined Oldham Athletic in June 1911. He scored 4 goals in 17 appearances during a single season stay at Boundary Park before finishing his professional career by joining Bristol City in May 1912 where he scored once in 14 appearances.