Davies Reg Image 2 Portsmouth 1925

Davies Reg Image 2 Portsmouth 1925


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Stanton Hill, Nottinghamshire born right half Reg Davies began his football career with Sutton Town from where he joined Third Division (South) Portsmouth in July 1922, making his Football League debut against Reading that October. He established himself in Pompey’s first eleven from the end of January 1923 and played 37 matches during their 1923-24 campaign that saw them win the Third Division (South) Championship.

Davies was a near ever present for the next two seasons in the Second Division, and then ever present as they won promotion to the top flight in 1926-27 finishing as Second Division runners up. He then had a single season with Portsmouth in the First Division before joining Brentford for £250 in May 1928 after 3 goals in 216 appearances for Pompey.

At Brentford he was appointed Club Captain and things rapidly improved with Davies in the team, and he was an ever present in 1929-30 as they narrowly missed out on promotion, finishing as Third Division (South) runners up, when the Bees won all 21 home games at Griffin Park to set a record which has never been equalled, and he was again a near ever present as they finished third in 1930-31, but he missed 1931-32 entirely, dropping down to the reserves and helping the side win the 1931-32 London Combination.. In the 1932 close season he returned to Nottinghamshire, joining Mansfield Town after 123 appearances for The Bees, however he made only 18 appearances for The Stags in a single season at Field Mill before joining non league Rufford Colliery, his final known club.

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