Hunter, George


Hylton, Durham



Biographical Text

George Hunter played for Exeter City in 1923/1924. He joined the club from Sunderland and later played for Workington, Southend and Doncaster.

Originally a centre-forward, he led the attack for Hylton Colliery FC and played for the West Yorkshire Regiment Battalion team and the Royal Air Force during the Great War. Signing for Sunderland in 1921, he made his debut in an FA Cup tie against Liverpool in January 1922 and went on to make ten league appearances for the Roker Park club. 

Joining Exeter City in the summer of 1923, George’s first game for the Grecians was a 2-0 defeat at Newport County on the opening day of the 1923/24 season. Quickly establishing himself in the right-half position, he played in each of the first seventeen league games of the season until the match at Portsmouth in early December. Subsequently missing the following four matches, he returned to make just one more appearance for the club before leaving St James’ Park at the end of the season.

Moving to Workington, George later had spells with Southend, Doncaster Rovers and Scunthorpe & Lindsey United.





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