Hobbs, Ernest

Birth Date

30th April 1910


Wellingborough, Northamptonshire



Biographical Text

Ernest Hobbs briefly appeared for Exeter City in the mid 1930s after earlier playing a few games for Northampton Town. He left to play for Tunbridge Wells Rangers before having a short stint with Rochdale. 

Ernest had been playing for Wellingborough, his hometown club, when he signed for Northampton Town - then managed by future Exeter City manager Jack English - in 1934. Featuring in just nine league matches during a two-season stay at the old County Ground, he happily re-signed for his former manager ahead of the 1936/37 season. 

Making his Exeter City debut on the opening day of the 1936-37 season at Notts County, the centre-half featured in the first nine games of the season before losing his place. Briefly reappearing over the Christmas period, Ernest made no further league appearances for the club and left to join Tunbridge Wells Rangers in the summer of 1937 before making half-a-dozen appearances in the Football League with Rochdale during the 1938/39 season. 

Ernest died in 1984.





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