188 Joe Brayson

Biography

Pacy outside left Joe Brayson joined the Tigers in April 1926, initially on a trial basis then on a full-time contract from July onwards, after having scored 26 goals in the North Eastern League season for previous club Scotswood. He started the first three games of the 1926/27 season but two weeks into his City career he was replaced by experienced Midlander Billy Taylor, who was the very model of consistency for the next two seasons and denied Brayson any further first team action.

Joseph Hayes “Joe” Brayson was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne and raised in Lemington, a township west of Newcastle that developed in the late Victorian era around a local glass works, though Joe’s father worked as a steel smelter. After reportedly winning a county cap for Northumberland as a schoolboy, Joe’s senior football career commenced at the end of World War One when he had an impressive spell playing for local North Eastern League side Newburn. In December 1919 he transferred to Division Two side South Shields and started two fixtures against Stockport and Wolves over the festive period. He then dropped out of the first team at South Shields and in the 1920 close season he returned to Newburn. Another impressive season encouraged Division Three North side Ashington, managed by ex-Tiger and future Barcelona stalwart Paddy O’Connell, to give Joe a professional contract but after starting the first fixture of the 1921/22 season against Grimsby Town he made only one further appearance six months later. In the 1922 close season he joined Scotswood and served the North Eastern League club for four seasons prior to his move to Hull City.

Brayson left the Tigers in the 1928 close season and in July signed for County Durham based North Eastern league side Annfield Plain. After two seasons he switched to West Stanley, another County Durham side, at which point he appears to have given up the game. By 1939 he was living in an agreeable semi in Denton Burn, a suburb of Newcastle close to where he grew up in Lemington, and working as a machinist in the nearby Vickers armaments factory on the banks of the Tyne. He remained in Denton Burn for the rest of his life, dying in May 1970.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 12 December 1901, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Hull City First Game: 28 August 1926, Wolverhampton Wanderers H (Division Two), 24 years, 259 days old
Hull City Final Game: 4 September 1926, Notts County A (Division Two), 24 years, 266 days old

Clubs

Newburn (1919), South Shields (1919-1920), Newburn (1920-1921), Ashington (1921-1922), Scotswood (1922-1926), Hull City (1926-1928), Annfield Plain (1928-1930), West Stanley (1930-1931)

Hull City Record

Career: 3 apps, 0 goals

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