Watson, Jimmy


Motherwell, Lanarkshire



Biographical Text

Having earlier appeared for Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Cup final in 1911, goalkeeper Jimmy Watson briefly played for Exeter City in the early-1920s after a short spell with Luton Town.

Hailing from nearby Motherwell, Jimmy signed for Hamilton Academical in 1910 and played in the club's losing Scottish Cup final against Celtic in 1911. Remaining with the club until the outbreak of the First World War, he joined Dundee after being demobbed before switching to Luton Town in the summer of 1920. Soon suffering a dislocated shoulder, he was released by his new club in March 1921 and returned to Scotland.

Invited to a trial by Exeter City in the summer of 1921, Jimmy immediately signed a contract and made his debut at Portsmouth in the seventh game of the season on 17 September 1921. Appearing in ten consecutive league matches (and two FA Cup ties), he soon lost his place to Harry Fryer and made no further first-team appearances.

Leaving Exeter at the end of the season, Jimmy returned to live in Airdrie and play for Armadale.





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