Fryer, Harry


Luton, Bedfordshire



Biographical Text

Harry Fryer,  Dick Pym's eventual replacement between the sticks, played for Exeter City between 1921 and 1923 having joined the club from Luton Clarence. He later played for Torquay United.

Harry had made his name in amateur football in Bedfordshire playing for Luton Clarence who he helped to the Athenian League championship in 1919/20. After playing representative football for the Athenian League and Bedfordshire, Harry took over the Grecians' goalkeeping jersey following the transfer of Dick Pym to Bolton Wanderers in the summer of 1921. Making his debut against Charlton Athletic on 27 August 1921, he made 32 league appearances for in 1921/22 and another 26 in 1922/23 before losing his place to Sydney Pavey.

Leaving St James’ Park in 1923, he moved to Torquay United but was back in the Football League for the 1924/25 season when he featured in 30 games for Halifax Town. Spending the rest of his life in the area where he grew up, Harry died in Luton in 1975.





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