Walker, Bruce

Birth Date

27th August 1946


Hungerford, Berkshire



Biographical Text

Bruce Walker had played for Swindon Town and Bradford City before joining Exeter City in 1969. Making around twenty league appearances he moved on to Hereford United before enjoying a long stay with Margate. 

Bruce began his career as a junior at Swindon Town, after being spotted playing for Hungerford Town, and was a member of the Swindon team that reached the final of the FA Youth Cup in 1964 (along with future Grecian Dick Plumb). Signing a full contract In December 1963, Bruce made his debut in a 2-2 draw at Grimsby Town in December 1965 as he progressed to make 29 league appearances (scoring five goals) for the club. He then moved to Bradford City in March 1968 and added one goal to his tally in 28 league appearances.

Bruce returned south to Exeter City in June 1969 and made his debut at Wrexham in a 3-0 defeat in August 1969. In-and-out of the team, he was to stay at St James’ Park for just one season making 23 league appearances with goals against Crewe and Scunthorpe.  

Dropping into the Southern League with Hereford United, he played almost 50 games before signing for Margate in December 1971 where he made 194 appearances (60 goals). Returning to Berkshire , Bruce later played for Kintbury Rangers before moving to Wareham in Dorset.



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