Little, Jack

Birth Date

18th September 1904


Dunston-On-Tyne, Durham



Biographical Text

With considerable experience at Southport, Chester  and Northampton, Jack Little joined Exeter City ahead of the 1938/39 season but was to appear in little more than half of the games.   

After playing in Durham for Leeholme Juniors, Shildon and Crook Town, Jack signed for Newcastle United in 1927 where he went on to make three league appearances. Moving to Southport in 1928, he enjoyed five successful years on the Lancashire coast as he accumulated 160 league appearances before having sixty league outings for Chester. 

Trying his luck with French club Le Havre in the mid-1930s, Jack was soon back in the Football League with Northampton Town where he scored once in 57 league starts.

Moving to Exeter City in the summer of 1938, the 33-year-old Jack made his debut in a 5-0 defeat at Queen’s Park Rangers in the second game of the season on 1 September 1938. Playing in the next game, he then missed the next four before enjoying a run of eight games during the autumn. Subsequently missing the middle part of the season, Jack had a run of eleven consecutive appearances towards the end of the season to complete 25 league outings for the season. 

Released just before the outbreak of war, he had a second spell with Southport and later turned out for Fleetwood Hesketh and then High Park.

Jack died in the Southport area in 1988.





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