Edward Hatton (footballer)

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E. G. Hatton
Personal information
Full name Edward Hatton
Playing position Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
189?–1896 Reading ? (?)
1896–1898 Thames Ironworks 6 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Edward Hatton, also known as E. G. Hatton[1], was a footballer who played centre forward for Reading F.C. and Thames Ironworks, the team that eventually became West Ham United. He joined Thames Ironworks in 1896, scoring a brace on his debut in a 3-1 win in a London League fixture against Vampires F.C.

During his two seasons at the club he played in six London League games, scoring four goals and in four FA Cup games, scoring one goal. He also made an appearance in the London Senior Cup, making a total of eleven senior appearances for the club and is known to have made appearances in at least two friendlies.

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  1. ^ In erroneous sources this players' name is also given as E. G. Hutton.


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