Hunt Fergus Image 1 Burton United 1905

Hunt Fergus Image 1 Burton United 1905


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Masborough, Rotherham born inside forward/right winger Fergus Hunt played for Mexborough Olympic in 1892 and Mexborough in 1893 before joining Second Division Middlesbrough Ironopolis in October 1893, for whom he made his Football League debut the same month against Burton Swifts, scoring 6 goals in 13 appearances, including a hat-trick in December against Rotherham Town, in Ironopolis’ only season as a League club, disbanded following the loss of their ground. He returned to Football League action with Darwen in September 1895 and was their top scorer in both 1895-96 and 1896-97, scoring 27 goals in 58 appearances before joining Woolwich Arsenal in May 1897. With 15 goals for Arsenal in each of the next 2 seasons he was the club’s leading scorer in both 1897-98 and 1898-99, but lost his place to Frank Lloyd and joined Southern League West Ham United in the 1900 close season after 34 goals in 77 appearances for The Gunners. He scored 10 goals in 48 appearances for The Hammers over the next 2 seasons before returning to Arsenal, albeit briefly, in September 1902, scoring once in 4 appearances before moving across London to join Fulham in 1903. After 2 seasons at Craven Cottage he returned to Football League action with Burton United in July 1905, scoring 12 goals in 68 appearances before joining non league Shildon Athletic in 1907.

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