Ernest Morris,

Ernest Morris was a full-back who played a large number of games for the reserves in the Plymouth and District League and in the Devon Senior Cup.

He signed for Exeter in the Summer of 1912, on signing the press wrote the following article,

"Ernest Morris is the youngest player signed on. He is another from Lancashire, having been born at Padiham twenty years ago. He is one of the best built in the whole side, for he weighs twelve stone though half an inch below 5 ft. 9 ins. He played first in a school team, and then went to Padiham St. John's, and had spent two and a half seasons with that club prior to joining Exeter City. He has always played left-back, and last season his team was fifth from the top of its competition, just failing to secure promotion to Division I of the Lancashire Combination. Morris kicks well with either foot, never tires, and is an indomitable tackler. It is true that he is now coming into first class football for the first time, but it is surprising that he has never been picked up before by a senior club."





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