Jones, Fred


Disley, Cheshire



Biographical Text

Goalkeeper Fred Jones made five league appearances for Exeter City during the autumn of 1930 as understudy to Arthur Davies. He had previously been a reserve at Manchester City and later played for Yeovil. 

After playing for Faircroft Main in the Rotherham Junior league, he appeared for Firbeck Main and Carlton-in-Lindrick Colliery before signing for Manchester City in 1929. Failing to  make the senior side, Exeter City brought him to Devon in the summer of 1930.

Fred received his Football League opportunity when regular keeper Arthur Davies was injured and made his debut against Southend United in October 1930. He played four further league matches for the Grecians during the 1930/31 campaign and, with Davies an ever-present in 1931/32, Fred moved on to Yeovil & Petters United in time for the 1932/33 season.





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