Blew Frank Image 1 Wrexham 1922

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Wrexham, Flintshire born left back Frank Blew was an amateur footballer who began his football career with his hometown club Wrexham after the First World War, and played in their first season in The Football League, making his League debut at Chesterfield in November 1921, scoring the only League goal of his career when deputising at centre forward in a 3-1 home defeat to Tranmere Rovers in April 1922.

In the summer of 1922, after 7 first team appearances, he joined non league Llandudno, but returned to Wrexham in 1923, where he made a further 7 appearances after the New Year in January and February 1924 before returning to Llandudno. He once again re-joined Wrexham in 1925, and made 20 further appearances for The Red Dragons through to December 1926, leaving The Racecourse Ground in 1927 after 34 appearances in total during his three spells. He also represented Wales Amateurs during the course of his career before retiring in 1927, including having to go in goal due to an injury to goalkeeper Williams in a 4-4 draw with England at Ayresome Park in January 1923.

After his retirement, Blew played a role in scouting young players for Wrexham, including Arfon Griffiths, who later played for Arsenal and made more than 550 appearances for Wrexham.

He was the son of Horace Blew, who also played at full back for Wrexham, and played one match each for Manchester United and Manchester City in 1906 and won and 22 caps for Wales.

 

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