Davis, Jack

Birth Date

1st March 1899

Birthplace

Plymouth, Devon

Occupation

Forward

Biographical Text

Plymouth-born Jack Davis played for Exeter City between 1923 and 1925 and scored just short of twenty league goals in around seventy games. He joined the club from Torquay United and left for Newport County where he scored a hat-trick on his debut. He later made a couple of first-team appearances for Plymouth Argyle having been a reserve team player at Home Park at the start of his career.

Playing locally for the Royal Navy barracks in  Devonport, he appeared in a handful of matches for Plymouth Argyle reserves in 1920-21 before appearing for Torquay United during the following season.

Signing for Exeter City, he made his debut at Newport County in February 1923 scoring in the 6-2 defeat. He held his place in the Grecians’ team for the rest of the season making a total of 17 league appearances scoring four times along the way. The next season he featured in 24 league games (5 goals) before netting 9 times from 27 starts in 1924/25.

Joining Newport County in the summer of 1925, he made a memorable start notching a hat-trick against Brighton and Hove Albion on his debut. After scoring 20 goals in 34 league games for County, he returned to Plymouth Argyle in September 1926 for a small fee but played just twice in the Football League for his hometown club.

Jack died in Plymouth in 1979.

Appearances

68

Goals

18

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