Lockett, Harry

Birth Date

27th December 1887


Market Drayton, Shropshire



Biographical Text

Harry Lockett played for Bolton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest when the two clubs were relegated from the top-flight in successive seasons. With nearly forty Division One appearances over the preceding two seasons it was quite a coup for Southern League Exeter City when he arrived at St James’ Park ahead of the 1911/12 season. Playing seventy league games in two seasons he joined Chesterfield in 1913.   

Harry’s first club after leaving school in 1897 was Wilmslow where he remained for a season-and-a-half before signing professional forms for Crewe Alexandra with whom he won the Birmingham League and the Cheshire Cup. From Crewe he joined Whitchurch in the Cheshire Combination before a move to the Football League with Bolton Wanderers. Featuring in 16 league matches (four goals) for his new club, he switched to Nottingham Forest in time for the 1910/11 campaign where he scored five times in 23 league outings. 

Signing for Southern League Exeter City during the summer of 1911, Harry made his Grecians’ debut in the goalless draw at Watford in September 1911 and, quickly establishing himself at St James’ Park, ended the season with six goals from 34 league appearances. 

Starting 1912/13 in the wing-half position, Harry missed just two league games all season but was to leave City in 1913 to spend the two years before the suspension of football for the Great War with Chesterfield. 

Resuming his career after the conflict, Harry enjoyed a further 70 league outings with Stalybridge Celtic in the early 1920s.







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