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CLUB SADDENED TO LEARN OF THE PASSING OF FORMER PLAYER RON NEWMAN

Tribute to former Cobbler

15 March 2021

Cobblers Past and Northampton Town Football Club are saddened to learn of the passing of former player Ron Newman last month.

Ron made his debut for the Cobblers in 1953, eighteen months after joining the club, and scored with his family looking on, one of five goals in 18 appearances.

He found it hard to hold a regular place in the first team with so many comings and goings in the forward line.

When Northampton signed Charlie Dutton from Coventry, Ron moved the other way but found little success at Highfield Road. A season at Torquay saw him appear just four times in the first team.

Ron returned to the area and played for several non-league sides whilst working for the insurance company Britannic.

As a schoolboy, Ron represented Wales at rugby rather than football.

We would like to send our condolences to Ron's family.

 


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