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Rover of the Day: Harry Fearnley

16 June 2020

Harry Fearnley born June 16, 1935.

Born in Penistone, Harry signed for Huddersfield Town in 1952 and made his debut for them three years later. The goalkeeper was never an automatic first choice until he moved to Oxford United in October 1963. He missed only two games in 1964-65 as Oxford earned their first promotion as a Football League club, moving up to Division Three.

He moved back north in February 1966, signing for Rovers who had both Fred Potter and Bobby Dawson injured. Harry made his debut in a 6-2 home win over Bradford Park Avenue, and made 15 League appearances, helping Rovers to the Division Four title.

The following season he shared goalkeeping duties with Dawson, but both were released after a season in which Rovers conceded a record 117 League goals.

Harry later settled in Poole and died there in 2013. He made 35 appearances in all for Rovers.

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