Southway, Leonard

Birth Date

22nd June 1893

Birthplace

Bristol, England

Occupation

Half-Back

Biographical Text

Southway signed for his first Football League club, Bristol City in 1916, where he made 27 appearances. He moved to Exeter City in the close season of 1922.

The local Press described Southway as follows: ‘Strips like a boxer, keeps the ball on the floor and believes in giving his forward plenty to do. Known as Lemmie to his friends.’

He made his Grecians’ debut against Brighton and Hove Albion in August 1922, but he was to stay at St James’ Park just the one season, before moving on to join Aberdare Athletic.

Playing 32 Third Division South matches for Aberdare, he then moved to near neighbours Merthyr Town for the 1924-25 season and scored one in 22 league appearances.

Southway ended his league playing career back at Bristol City in 1925-26, but never played for the first team in his second spell with the club. He died in 1982.

Appearances

15

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