Auguste, Joseph

Birth Date

24th November 1955

Birthplace

Port of Spain, Trinidad

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Joe was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

He made 55 appearances for Hayes & Yeading United in 1979-81, scoring five goals.
He had a chequered football history; starting as an apprentice at a Football League club, but drifting into part-time soccer with Chelmsford City; failing to settle and playing in Sunday football for 3 years, before joining Hounslow.

The 1983-84 season was a distinctly unmemorable one, as Exeter City not only ended at the bottom of the Third Division, and were thus relegated, but they also fielded a number of loan and non-contract players as player-manager Gerry Francis attempted to halt the slide.

Joe Auguste arrived at St James’ Park as a non-contract player, aged 27, in September 1983, and it would be fair to say that for the most part of his short stay, having previously played for Hounslow, he looked out of his depth at Football League level.
He had been signed from Hounslow and was described as having ‘clever ball control and a somewhat individualistic style of play’.

It is believed that Gerry Francis’s brother was the link that brought the player to Devon, for Martin Francis also played for Hounslow at the time. He made his Grecians’ debut in a 2-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers on 17th September 1983, but 10 league outings and two months later, had departed, indeed returned to his former club, Hounslow.



Appearances

7

Appearances as Substitute

3

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Mike Blackstone:

Joe Auguste was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

He made 51+4 appearances for Hayes & Yeading United in 1979-81, scoring five goals.  He had been signed from Hounslow and was described as having ‘clever ball control and a somewhat individualistic style of play’. He had a chequered football history; starting as an apprentice at a Football League club, but drifting into part-time soccer with Chelmsford City; failing to settle and playing in Sunday football for 3 years, before joining Hounslow.

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