Experienced winger Ted Connor, signing from Nelson and leaving to join Rochdale, played in the Southern League for Exeter City during the club’s final season in the competition in 1919/20. He scored the club's first official goal on the resumption of football after the First World War. He had also played for Lincoln City, Manchester United, Sheffield United and Bury.
He started with Eccles Borough of the Lancashire Combination before appearing for Lincoln City during 1907/08 followed by a spell with Walkden Central. Signing for Manchester United in May 1909 he made 15 league appearances (scoring twice) ahead of a £750 transfer to Sheffield United in June 1911. Moving next to Bury in the summer of 1912, he made 89 appearances during three seasons at Gigg Lane before football was suspended for the duration of hostilities.
Serving in the Royal Naval Air Service during the war, he initially signed for Nelson but was soon on his way to St James’ Park ahead of the 1919/20 Southern League season. Making his debut in the opening game against Southampton on 30 August 1919, he scored City’s goal in a 1-1 draw and went on to make fourteen appearances before leaving for Rochdale at the end of the season. He later appeared for both Chesterfield and Saltney United before becoming a Manchester United scout.
Ted Connor died in Stretford in 1955.