Mitcheson, Frederick

Birth Date

20th March 1912


Westerhope, Newcastle-upon-Tyne



Biographical Text

Frederick Mitcheson appeared as a guest for Exeter City during 1945/46 when two interim league competitions - Division Three South (South of Thames) [played until Christmas] and the Division Three South Cup (Southern Section) [played from January] - were organised ahead of a return to ‘normal’ league football in 1946/47.  He had extensive Football League experience with Port Vale and Plymouth Argyle in the 1930s.  

A guest player for Exeter City in 1944-45, he made his debut for the Grecians in a 6-2 win at Yeovil Town in February 1945, and scored a hat-trick. He proved to be very successful whilst guesting for the club netting twice against the Royal Marines, and Plymouth Argyle respectively. He also played as a guest for the Grecians in 1945-46, when he scored two goals in nine Division Three South (South of the Thames) fixtures.

Mitcheson started his career Wolverhampton Wanders in 1932, but didn’t make a league outing until moving to Port Vale a year later, where he scored 5 goals in 49 appearances. He signed for Plymouth Argyle in November 1935 and in 93 league matches, netted 25 goals. He played for Ipswich Town in 1939-40, making 3 more league outings and scoring one goal before the competition was abandoned. Mitcheson remained on the books at Ipswich Town throughout the Second World War, then signing for Yeovil and Petters United in 1946.

After retiring from playing he returned to Plymouth Argyle to assist with the training before running a pub in Brixham. Fred died in 1994 in Torbay








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