Meredith Jack Image 3 Blackpool 1926

Meredith Jack Image 3 Blackpool 1926


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Grimsby, Lincolnshire born outside right Jack Meredith began his senior football career with Midland League club Scunthorpe & Lindsey United in 1922 from where he signed for Major Frank Buckley’s Second Division club Blackpool in the 1923 close season, making his Football League debut on 6th October 1923 in a 2-2 draw at Sheffield Wednesday. He went on to appear in all but one of the remaining 33 League games of the 1923-24 season, scoring 3 goals as Blackpool finished fourth in the division. The following campaign, 1924-25, Meredith missed only one of Blackpool’s 49 League and Cup games. He scored seven League goals and three in the FA Cup, his career best return.

In 1925-26, Meredith achieved his highest League goals tally of his time with The Seasiders. He netted 8 goals in his 39 League appearances, including the only goal of the game in a home victory over South Shields on 13th March 1926. Meredith was ever present in Blackpool’s 1926-27 campaign. However 1927-28 proved Meredith’s final season with Blackpool. Under new manager, Sydney Beaumont, Meredith made 35 League appearances and scored three goals. His final appearance for the club came on 31st March 1928, in a 4-0 defeat at Leeds United. In total he scored 31 goals in exactly 200 appearances for Blackpool.

He joined Second Division club Chelsea on 25th May 1928 and went on to score six goals in 23 appearances over the next two seasons but of those scored only once in a mere seven appearances as Chelsea were promoted in 1929-30, finishing as Second Division runners up. In the 1930 close season he joined Second Division club Reading where he made a further 5 appearances for The Royals in the autumn of 1939 before his retirement in 1931.

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