Barnes, James

Birthplace

Atherstone

Occupation

Winger

Biographical Text

Described as a clever player and one who would strengthen the Exeter City attack, Barnes began his playing career with his local side, Atherstone Town. He then signed for Coventry City in 1927 and played 8 league matches for them.

He remained in the Midlands linking up with Walsall in 1929, staying for two seasons during which time he netted 18 goals in 68 league outings.

In 1931, Barnes signed for Watford where again he had two seasons, playing 75 league matches and scoring 11 goals.

He made his Exeter City debut in a Third Division South fixture against Reading at Elm Park on 26th August 1933, but despite his past reputation, he never fulfilled that promise and after just one season at the Park he was released to join York City.

Once again he only had the one season at his new club, scoring once in 15 Third Division North matches, before being released.

Appearances

18

Goals

1

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