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Hugh Moffat

Oldham Athletic FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3: A 1
100% successful

1913

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Hugh Moffat
Born 24 January 1885 at 9 Twemlow Street, Congleton, Cheshire [registered in Congleton, March 1885]. Confirmed by his birth certificate
Baptised 10 March 1885 at St Peter's Church, Congleton

Census Notes

According to the 1891 census, Hugh is the sixth of seven children to Samuel and Ellen (née Davenport). His father is a general labourer in the public park. They live at 9 Twemlow Street in Congleton.

According to the 1901 census, Hugh is now a coach painters apprentice, and the youngest of four children still remaining at home at 5 Chapel Street in Congleton. His father is a domestic gardener.

According to the 1911 census, Hugh, a professional footballer, is now married to Nellie, they have one child, Sydney Hugh, another child had been born and died, Stanley. They live with his in-laws, Samuel and May Ann Taylor, with their other four daughters (six other children had died), they all live in five rooms in 2 Hatter Street in Congleton,
At the time of his attestation to the 14th Cheshire Regiment, 28 July 1916, Hugh was living at 10 Kelsall Street in Congleton. He was discharged on 28 May 1918.

Married to Nellie Taylor, 28 July 1907 at St. Stephen's Church in Congleton [registered in Congleton, September 1907]. Stated as still living at 5 Chapel Street, a coach painter. They had four children, Stanley, Sydney Hugh, Nellie and Arnold.
Died 14 November 1952 in Congleton, aged 67 years 295 days [registered in Macclesfield, Decmber 1952].
Height/Weight 5' 10½", 12st. 4lbs [1911]. 5' 8¾" [1916], 5' 11" 12st. 11lbs [1919]

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], Ancestry.com & clanmoffat. Additional information and corrections by Alan Brennan, Congleton.

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football with Congleton Swifts and Congleton Juniors. Made senior football debut with Congleton Town FC during 1901-02 season aged sixteen years. Signed amateur forms with Burnley FC on 8 January 1904 turning professional eighteen months later, played in 201 league matches scoring thirteen times. Signed for Oldham Athletic FC on 15 December 1910 for a fee of 490 pounds, another 162 league appearances followed, plus ten goals. Played one season of wartime football with Oldham in 1915-16, whilst employed by Oldham Corporation Trams as a coach painter. Following the war signed for Chesterfield Municipal FC on 9 July 1919, then returned to Congleton Town FC as their player-manager in the summer of 1920 remaining with his hometown team until his retirement from football in May 1924. Interestingly, Hugh was put on the payroll of a local mill on the understanding that he concentrated on maintaining his fitness rather than turning up for work! - AB
Club honours None
Individual honours Football League (two appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Alan Brennan.

England Career

Player number One of seven who became the 368th players (369) to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
Only match: No. 115, 17 March 1913, England 4 Wales 3, a British Championship match at Ashton Gate, Ashton Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, aged 28 years 52 days.
Major tournaments: British Championships 1912-13
Team honours: British Championships winners 1912-13
Individual honours: None
Distinctions: None

Beyond England

Thanks to Alan Brennan, we know that Moffat became the steward at the Congleton Park Bowls Club and then at the Congleton British Legion before taking over as the licensee of the Mechanics Arms in Congleton in 1922 where he stayed for the next eighteen years. His death certificate states that he was a retired licensed victualler.

 

Hugh Moffat - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Hugh Moffat - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Hugh Moffat - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1912-13 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Hugh Moffat - Match History
 Club: Oldham Athletic F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 1 full capx

Age 28
1 115 17 March 1913 - England 4 Wales 3, Ashton Gate, Bristol BC HW Start rh

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