John Quinn

John Quinn joined Exeter City from Third Lanark in the summer of 1925, he was born in Motherwell and played as a centre-forward for Broxburn, a substantial sum was paid by Motherwell for his services, He would only make 12 league appearances scoring just the solitary goal, this coming in a 1-1 draw against St Mirren on the 17th February 1923.

Despite goals being hard to come by in competitive fixtures, he fits into the rare band of players who scored more than five goals in a single game for the club, he achieved this feat in a friendly fixture.

He was loaned out to Hamilton Aca’s he then joined Third Lanark on a permanent basis but he only played in a handful of games over both spells, he was signed by Exeter from Third Lanark in the summer of 1925.

In his first match, at Exeter City a practice game on the 26th August 1925, he scored a hat-trick.
John made his debut for City in the Southern League on the 29th of August 1925, towards the interval, "Quinn burst through the centre of the field and his shot was handled by a defender, from the resulting penalty City scored the winner"
In his Western League debut, City's first match in the competetion that season against Plymouth Argyle at St James Park, he scored again, from a corner kick "Quinn headed the ball into the net with great force, a goal that pleased the the large crowd immensely"  The match ended 1-1 after the forward line was handicapped by John becoming injured. The centre forward that day was a young Harold Blackmore.

In 1928 he was playing with Shieldmuir Celtic.







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