233 Martin Davin

Biography

Inside right Martin Davin joined the Tigers in November 1930 following relegation to Division Three North the previous May. Davin was immediately introduced to the first team and scored his only goal for the Tigers in his second start, a 4-3 win at Crewe. However Davin lost his place in the first team in the run-up to Christmas and made only three more starts for Bill McCracken’s side in the last five months o the season. He left the club in the July 1931.

Martin Davin was born in Dumbarton to a father who was a rivetter in the nearby shipyard and was raised in Clyde Street, an area that 100 years later was home to a school football pitch. He began playing organisaed football in 1925 for Glasgow League side Vale of Clyde, and within a year he was signed up by Scottish Second Division side Dumbarton. He scored 6 goals in 35 starts for The Sons in 1926/27 season, form that attracted attention from English First Divsion side Bury who paid £500 for his services in August 1927. He scored his first goal for Bury in his second start against Birmingham in October 1927 and was a support player to the first team during his three seasons at Gigg Lane, scoring 8 goals in 40 starts, 25 of which came in 1929/30 season after Bury had been relegated to the Second Division. In May 1930 Davin was offered to chance to return to the First Division with Bolton Wanderers, but after only three starts during September 1930 he dropped to Division Three North football with Hull City.

Davin joined Southern League side Yeovil & Petters United in July 1931 and contributed to a title winning season. In October 1932 he was offered a route back to senior football with Airdrieonians, after 9 months back in Scotland the peripatetic Scot spent the 1933/34 season at London-based Division Three South side Clapton Orient. He made 15 starts for the Os, scoring twice against Bristol City and Brighton & Hove Albion, but by November 1933 he had drifted out of the first team picture. Davin began the 1934/35 season at Ashford Town in the Kent League, a club that had ties with Clapton Orient, but by January 1935 he had drifted out of football. Davin presumably remained in the South East once his playing days ended because he died in Hornchurch, Essex in November 1957.

Details

Nationality: Scotland
Date/Place of Birth: 9 May 1905, Dumbarton
Hull City First Game: 8 November 1930, Rochdale H (Division Three North), 25 years, 183 days old
Hull City Final Game: 27 April 1931, Rotherham United H (Division Three North), 25 years, 353 days old

Clubs

Vale of Clyde (1925-1926), Dumbarton (1926-1927), Bury (1927-1930), Bolton Wanderers (1930), Hull City (1930-1931), Yeovil & Petters United (1931-1932), Airdrieonians (1932-1933), Clapton Orient (1933-1934), Ashford Town (1934-1935)

Hull City Record

Career: 8 apps, 1 goals

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