Jack England (Egerton Archibald Bishop)
Jack England played for Taunton Town, he was asked to play for City Reserves on the 29/10/1922 as a goalkeeper.
Jack England (originally called Egerton Bishop 1897-1981), was the goalkeeper for Taunton in the late 1910’s/early 1920’s.
The following came from his Grandson in 2022. The player's name was 'Jack England', he was my grandad - he was in the the Navy during WW1, and changed his name from Egerton Archibald Bishop! In his teens was a bare knuckle fighter, and used to take on boxers from travelling circuses!" From his grandson.
From a match report 25/10/1922
"The match was of special interest in view of the fact that a trial was given by Okehampton to England, a young goalkeeper who is at present with Taunton Town, and who has represented Somerset County. Although of small build for a custodian he has a pair of safe hands, and good ideas of positional play."
And from a match report v Norwich City Reserves on 4th November 1922.
"England made a brilliant save at the feet of Taylor, but was beaten by Smith from the penalty spot after Flynn had handled."