Smyth, Peter

Birth Date

3rd December 1924





Biographical Text

Derry-born Peter Smyth made a handful of appearances for Exeter City at the start of the 1950s having signed from Albion Rovers. He later made a similar number of appearances for Southport. 

After earlier playing for Saltcoats Victoria in Ayrshire, Peter joined Exeter City in June 1950 from Scottish League club Albion Rovers. Mainly featuring for City’s reserves, Peter made his Grecians’ first-team debut in the 3-2 home win over Plymouth Argyle in February 1951. Subsequently missing the next two games, had a run of three successive matches before making a final appearance at home to Nottingham Forest in April 1951. 

Leaving St James’ Park on a free transfer, Peter signed for Southport in July 1951 where he again featured in five league matches before turning out for Bath City during the 1952/53 season ahead of spells with Frome Town and Spalding United.

Peter died in the Southport area on 4 September 2001.





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