Harrower, Bill

Birth Date

13th April 1922


Dunfermline, Fife



Biographical Text

Father of Steve Harrower (who appeared for the club between 1983 and 1990), Bill Harrower played for Exeter City between 1948 and 1952. He joined the Grecians from Torquay United and later played for Bideford.

Brother also of Jimmy Harrower (Hibernian, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Scotland under-23), Bill was given his Football League chance by Torquay United who had signed him in the summer of 1946 from Third Lanark after a wartime career which had seen Bill play for the RAF against an FA XI. 

Scoring three goals in 16 league appearances for Torquay, Bill arrived at St James’ Park in July 1948 for a fee of £1,000 after also attracting the attention of Mansfield Town. Making his Exeter City debut in the 3-3 home draw with Aldershot in the sixth game of the season on 8 September 1948, Bill went on to score five goals from 21 outings in his first season at the club. 

Bill added to this with four league goals from 20 starts in 1949/50 and two strikes in 32 league appearances in 1950/51. Remaining at City for a fourth season, he made another dozen league appearances before departing for Bideford in August 1952, 

He later played for Newton Abbot Spurs and, remaining in the area, died in Exeter in 2003.







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