Bill Blackmore

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Bill Blackmore
Personal information
Full name William J. Blackmore
Date of birth Not known
Place of birth Southampton, England
Date of death Not known
Playing position Outside-right
Youth career
Adelaide, Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1912–1913 Southampton 7 (0)
1913–1915 Woolston
1915–1920 Southampton 0 (0)
1920–19?? Harland & Wolff
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

William J. "Bill" Blackmore was an English footballer who played for Southampton in the Southern League and FA Cup in 1912–13.

Football career[edit]

Blackmore was born in Southampton and played junior football with the Adelaide club before joining Southampton F.C. in the 1912 close season.[1]

He started his career in the reserve team but soon impressed new manager Jimmy McIntyre[1] who selected him for the third match of the 1912–13 season on 12 September 1912. Blackmore replaced Sid Kimpton at outside-right, while Kimpton moved to centre-forward to replace the amateur player, Leonard Dawe. The match at Northampton Town was won 2–1 and Blackmore retained his place for the next match before Joe Blake replaced him.[2]

Blackmore returned to the side on Christmas Day and played seven further matches (including two in the First Round of the FA Cup against Bury). Of Blackmore's nine first-team appearances in a side that struggled to produce any consistency, five matches ended in defeats, including his final match, against local rivals Portsmouth on 25 January 1913.[2]

In September 1913, Blackmore left the club and reverted to local football with Woolston but returned following the start of World War I. He remained with the "Saints" throughout the war,[1] making 44 appearances in the wartime competitions, scoring seven goals,[3] and spent the 1919–20 season assisting the reserve team, before retiring in the 1920 close season, after which he found employment with the Harland & Wolff shipyard, turning out for the works team.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Holley, Duncan; Chalk, Gary (1992). The Alphabet of the Saints. ACL & Polar Publishing. p. 34. ISBN 0-9514862-3-3. 
  2. ^ a b Chalk, Gary; Holley, Duncan (1987). Saints – A complete record. Breedon Books. pp. 52–53. ISBN 0-907969-22-4. 
  3. ^ The Alphabet of the Saints. p. 388. 

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