605 Neil Cockin

Biography

Defender Neil Cockin was born in North Ferriby and educated at South Hunsley School before joining the Hull City juniors setup in the early 1980s. He was given his debut by manager Colin Appleton in a League Cup tie a week before his 18th birthday and served the reserves throughout the 1983/84 season before being handed a second start in an early May Associate Members’ Cup tie against Sheffield United, which saw several peripheral players used as City’s fixture backlog piled up.

Cockin was not retained by new manager Brian Horton at the start of the 1984/85 season and he joined North Ferriby United. After two seasons at Church Lane he dropped out of football but was involved in the local football coaching scene around Hull and the East Riding for many years.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 6 September 1965, North Ferriby
Hull City First Game: 30 August 1983, Lincoln City H (League Cup First Round First Leg), 17 years, 358 days old
Hull City Final Game: 2 May 1984, Sheffield United H (Associate Members’ Cup Quarter Final), 18 years, 239 days old

Clubs

Hull City (1982-1984), North Ferriby United (1984-1986)

Hull City Record

Career: 2 apps, 0 goals

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1983/84----1 (0)0--1 (0)0

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