Jack Court

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Jack Court

Appearances: 23 Goals: 7

Date / Year of birth: 13th June 1919

Position: Midfielder / Striker

Season of first appearance: 1952/53

Season of last appearance: 1952/53

Also played for: Llanbradach (Wales), Troedyrhiw (Wales), Cardiff City (Wales) (1,0), Portsmouth (0), Third Lanark (Scotland) (0), Dundee United (Scotland) (12,2), Arbroath (Scotland) (0), Dundee (Scotland) (3,0), Plymouth Argyle (0), Torquay United (0), Dumbarton (Scotland) (0), Swindon Town (16,2), Weymouth, Dover, Chatham Town and Sittingbourne

Welsh player born in Tir Phil who started his career with Llanbradach and then joined Troedyrhiw in December 1936.

In 1938 Jack was signed by Cardiff and he made one Football League appearance for the Bluebirds during the 1938/39 season before World War II interrupted his career.

Jack served as a physical training instructor in the Royal Marines during the conflict and played as a guest for Portsmouth during 1941/42. He then appeared for Scottish club Third Lanark before joining Dundee United during the 1943/44 wartime season.

He scored on his debut for United as they lost 5-1 at Aberdeen on 6.11.43 and Jack went on to make a total of ten appearances, scoring three times in all.

He then moved on to Arbroath for the 1944/45 campaign and Jack later played for Dundee before guesting for Plymouth in England.

His spell with Plymouth saw him make three appearances in September 1945 without scoring, the first of them in a 6-1 defeat at Portsmouth in a Football League (South) match on 12.9.45.

Jack then guested for Torquay later in the 1945/46 season and he scored three times in four outings there.

In addition to his appearances as a guest player during the war Jack also played in 12 representative matches for the Royal Navy and featured in three games against FA X1's as part of 'The Rest' sides.

In April 1948 Jack was signed by Dundee United and he scored twice in 12 appearances during his second spell with the club before requesting a transfer and joining neighbours Dundee in October 1948.

Jack made three appearances for Dundee without scoring before joining Dumbarton on loan later in the 1948/49 campaign. He returned to Dundee without appearing in Dumbarton's senior side and spent the whole of the 1949/50 season in the reserves before being freed in April 1950.

In June 1950 Jack signed for Swindon and he went on to make 16 Football League appearances for them during the 1950/51 campaign.

After being released by Swindon he had a spell with Weymouth before moving to Dover.

Jack joined Margate from Dover in November 1952 and made his debut in a 5-2 win at Chatham on 22.11.52. On 29.11.52 he scored on his home debut as Margate drew 2-2 with Deal at Hartsdown Park. He went on to make 23 appearances before the end of the 1952/53 campaign and scored seven times.

He left the club at the end of the season and joined Chatham as player-coach but soon moved on to Sittingbourne.

Jack's real first name was Harold and he died in the Chatham area on 29.6.75, shortly after his 56th birthday.











1952/53 (MFC)

23 (43)









     Played in Kent League Cup Final (06.05.53 - lost 2-0 to Tunbridge Wells).