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Jackie Newton
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Full name John Laws Newton
Date of birth 25 May 1925(1925-05-25)
Place of birth Bishop Auckland, England
Date of death 30 January 2010 (aged 84)
Playing position Wing-half
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1944-1946 Newcastle United 0 (0)
1946-1958 Hartlepool United 332 (15)
Total 332 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

John Laws "Jackie" Newton (25 May 1925 – 30 January 2010) was an English footballer who played as a wing-half for Hartlepool United from 1946 to 1958, making 361 first-team appearances, and scoring 19 goals.[1]

Newton began his career at Newcastle United, where he signed in 1944, never played for the Magpies in any official competition.[1] He had guested for Hartlepool United during the war, and joined the Pools permanently in May 1946. He made his official debut for the club on 2 November 1946 against Halifax Town, and a regular in the Hartlepool side for the nest twelve seasons.

He left Hartlepool in 1958, and later had a brief spell with non-league Ashington, before retiring from football to become a toolmaker. He died, aged 84, on 30 January 2010.

References

  1. ^ a b Jackie Newton dies at the age of 84, Hartlepool United official site (2 February 2010)

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