Morrin, Anthony

Birth Date

31st July 1946


Swinton, Lancashire



Biographical Text

Making 182 league appearances for the club, including fifteen during the 1976/77 promotion campaign, Tony Morrin was a popular figure at Exeter City between 1971 and 1977. He joined the club from Barrow and later played for Stockport County and Rochdale.

After signing for Bury as an apprentice, Morrin gained his first full contract in October 1963 and played three league matches for the Gigg Lane side. He then moved to Burnley in July 1965, but never featured in their team. Signing for Stockport County in October 1966, he made 31 appearances and scored 2 goals. His career really took off when moving to Barrow in March 1969, featuring in 97 league matches and netting six goals.

Signing for Exeter City in July 1971, he was to stay at St James’ Park for nearly six years, during which time he was a member of the 1976-77 promotion winning squad. After his Grecians’ debut at Southport in August 1971, his best season in terms of matches played was in 1972-73 when he was involved in 40 league games, netting two goals.

On leaving Exeter in March 1977, he returned to Stockport County for a second spell at the club but his stay was a short one and he was released at the end of the season. His final league club was Rochdale, whom he signed for in August 1977. He later played for Bangor City whilst settling in Westhoughton, near Bolton.



Appearances as Substitute






Allan jackson

I knew Tony from being kids he was always positive in what he wanted to do  and I worked bwith his dad when I was an apprentice and his dad was foreman t the joinery department 

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