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GORDON MORRITT

Club saddened to learn of passing of former goalkeeper

19 November 2018

Northampton Town are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former goalkeeper Gordon Morritt.

Gordon was always a keen Rotherham supporter and as a youngster sold crisps and sweets at their matches. He was keen to sign for the Millers but caught pneumonia and it took two seasons to clear.

He played centre forward for a works team and during an injury crisis had to go in goal - this meant he found his true position and he spent five seasons with Rotherham until a change of management.

His next move was to Durban in South Africa where he got to know Jack Patterson the former professional boxer.

Gordon took to boxing and after three bouts as an amateur (all of which he won) he was about to sign professional when Patterson passed away and Gordon returned to England.

He spent time with Doncaster Rovers, the Cobblers (playing 42 times for the club in 1968/69), York City Rochdale and Darlington.

After football he worked in security.


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