Rundell Jock Image 1 Motherwell 1922

Rundell Jock Image 1 Motherwell 1922


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Larkhall, Lanarkshire born goalkeeper Jock Rundell began his football career with Larkhall Thistle, from where he was signed by Scottish League club Motherwell in 1915. Rundell made his debut in goal on a day in April 1916 when the ‘Well lost two matches, played one after the other due to fixture congestion and wartime rulings, firstly a defeat to champions to be Celtic, then secondly to Raith Rovers. Rundell soon established himself in goal and made a total of 266 appearances for Motherwell over the next nine years.

In the 1924-25 campaign, The Steelmen began to struggle once again as the defence lost too many goals. Rundell lost his place to a tall, lanky 23 year old from Armadale by the name of Alan McClory, who would dominate Motherwell’s goal for the next dozen years during Motherwell’s finest era. In the meantime Rundell had a brief loan spell at Royal Albert in 1924 and then with Second Division club Arthurlie, where his younger brother George was playing as a wing half, and his move to Arthurlie was made permanent in 1925.

Rundell is credited with scoring a league goal for Arthurlie during their 1925-26 Scottish Division Two campaign, but the nature of this is unconfirmed, possibly being a ‘souvenir’ penalty in an unimportant fixture when it was known his career was nearing its end, or perhaps an error with a goal scored by George but credited to the better-known Rundell sibling. Rundell made 57 appearances for Arthurlie before his retirement from professional football.

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