Rew, Roy

Birth Date

26th May 1924


Belfast, Northern Ireland



Biographical Text

Rew was playing for Bristol-based side, Sea Mills, when he finally signed for Exeter City in February 1949. He scored on his debut for the Grecians’ reserve side as they defeated Hastings United 5-1 in a Southern League fixture in November 1948, but initially turned down a professional contract with the Grecians.

Rew had netted 56 goals for Sea Mills in the 1947-48 season and a further 16 prior to signing for Exeter.

He had been spotted playing for a Bristol and District League XI. A commercial traveller, Rew was first signed by Exeter on amateur forms in October 1948.

His only game for the City first team that season was in a 3-0 home win over Millwall in April 1949 and he was again on the score sheet, although this was to be his only senior goal for the club.

Rew made two more league outings in 1949-50 against Notts County and Leyton orient, both away, but was released at the end of the season when he signed for Glastonbury.

It is believed that Roy died in Octobet 2014 in Essex.






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