Andrews, Harry

Birth Date

8th June 1897


Earby, Yorkshire (later Lancashire)



Biographical Text

Harry Andrews played twice for Exeter City in 1927/28. He joined the club from Torquay United, who he helped win the Southern League, and later played for Merthyr Town.

Born in the village of Earby and son of a coal merchant, Harry moved to Nelson as a child and eventually played for the town's professional club. Signing for Bury - and later Luton Town, Rushden Town and Chorley - he linked up with Torquay United in the 1926/27 season where he netted 26 goals as the club won the western section of the Southern League prior to election to the Football League.

Exeter City signed Harry in the summer of 1927 but he never reproduced his previous goal scoring form and only made two league appearances for the Grecians, the first coming in a 5-0 reverse at Northampton Town and the other in the final game of the season.

After just one season he signed for Merthyr Town but soon switched to Yeovil Town before moving on to Bath City and Tunbridge Wells Rangers.

Living in Towcester (Northamptonshire) in 1939, Harry Andrews died in the same area on 20 May 1984.





Mike Blackstone

Andrews was signed by Yeovil Town from Merthyr Town during the second half of the 1928-29 season. 

Jamie Loveday

Could I possibly use your photo of Harold Andrews for a Rushden Town FC project I'm working on? The photo I have is blurry when blown up 

Paul Farley

Of course Jamie. Give us a mention is appropriate 

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