Morgan Hunt

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Morgan Hunt
Personal information
Full name Morgan Marshall Hunt[1]
Date of birth (1931-03-05)5 March 1931[1]
Place of birth Llantrisant, Wales[1]
Date of death February 2012 (aged 80)
Place of death Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Half-back
Youth career
Askern Youth Club
Askern Welfare
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1958 Doncaster Rovers 50 (2)
1958–1959 Norwich City 7 (0)
1959–1960 Port Vale 2 (0)
Boston United
Askern Welfare
Total 59+ (2+)
Teams managed
Askern Welfare
1979–1980 Doncaster Rovers Belles
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Morgan Marshall Hunt (5 March 1931 – February 2012) was a Welsh footballer who played as a half-back. He played for Doncaster Rovers and later managed the club's ladies outfit.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Hunt played for Askern Welfare, before joining Peter Doherty's Doncaster Rovers in 1953. The club finished 12th in the Second Division in 1953–54. The Belle Vue outfit finished 18th in 1954–55, 17th in 1955–56, and 14th in 1956–57, before suffering relegation in last place in 1957–58. He spent the 1958–59 campaign at Norwich City, playing seven games as the "Canaries" finished two places and four points off the Third Division promotion places. He joined Norman Low's Port Vale for a four-figure fee in July 1959.[1] Despite the money spent acquiring him, he only played two Third Division games for the club before being released at the end of the season.[1] He later played for Boston United in the Southern League, before returning to old club Askern Welfare as the player-manager. Hunt went on to manage Doncaster Rovers Belles L.F.C. for the 1979–80 season.

Statistics[edit]

  • Sourced from Morgan Hunt profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
Club Season Division League FA Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Doncaster Rovers 1953–54 Second Division 5 0 0 0 5 0
1954–55 Second Division 16 0 5 0 21 0
1955–56 Second Division 11 0 0 0 11 0
1956–57 Second Division 12 1 0 0 12 1
1957–58 Second Division 6 1 0 0 6 1
Total 50 2 5 0 55 2
Norwich City 1958–59 Third Division 7 0 1 0 8 0
Port Vale 1959–60 Third Division 2 0 0 0 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Kent, Jeff (1996). Port Vale Personalities. Witan Books. p. 146. ISBN 0-9529152-0-0. 
  2. ^ "Morgan Hunt". Barry Hugman's Footballers Post-War Premier & Football League Players' Records. Retrieved 24 September 2015.