Ernest Turner (footballer)
|Full name||Ernest Turner|
|Date of birth||1898|
|Place of birth||Brithdir, Caerphilly, Wales|
|Date of death||7 December 1951 (aged 52–53)|
|Place of death||Merthyr, Wales|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.|
In his first season, he played at centre forward for the Football League Third Division South club and was their top scorer with twelve goals from forty appearances. Herbert Lewis "Bert" Turner, to whom he was not related, played alongside him at inside left, scoring five. For the following season, the players swapped positions with Bert moving into the centre, but Ernest continued to outscore his namesake, with fifteen goals to Bert's five.
In 1924–25 season, both players struggled to find the net contributing five goals each, as Merthyr finished at the foot of the table, but were re-elected to the Football League for the following season. During his time with Merthyr, he was selected to represent the Welsh F.A. on several occasions.
After three seasons with Merthyr, Turner moved to southern England in May 1925 to join Southampton in the Second Division. In his one season at The Dell, Turner failed to hold down a regular position and played at both inside-forward positions as well as centre-forward generally as a replacement for the long-serving Arthur Dominy and Bill Rawlings.