David Geoffery Walmsley came through the Hull City YTS ranks in the early 1990s and impressed newly appointed manager Terry Dolan with his goalscoring record in the Reserves team. Dolan was unable to turn around a poor season when he took over from Stan Ternent and by the final game of the season at Newcastle United City’s relegation was confirmed. Dolan used the match to blood some of the club’s young talent and David Walmsley, alongside Neil Allison, made their debuts and Walmsley opened the scoring in an unlikely 2-1 win.
Taking his place in the first team squad for the 1991/92 season, Walmsley was used as a substitute during the opening weeks of the season. In mid-September David was given another start by Dolan and that faith was rewarded with two goals in a 4-1 win over Torquay. Walmsley continued to inhabit the fringes of the first team, scoring again against Preston at the end of November when given another start, and he looked set for greater things. However he started and was substituted in a Boxing Day match against Bournemouth and never played for Hull City again, leaving the club in the 1992 close season when financial troubles required a severe trimming of the playing staff.
Walmsley then had a long career in the non-league scene before retiring from the game in 2007, having combined playing with and the assistant manager role at Easington United between 2006 and 2007.
Date/Place of Birth: 23 November 1972, Hull
Hull City First Game: 11 May 1991, Newcastle United A (Division Two), 18 years, 169 days old
Hull City Final Game: 26 December 1991, Bournemouth H (Division Three), 19 years, 33 days old
Hull City (1989-1992), Guiseley (1992), Goole Town (1992-1994), Harrogate Town (1994-1995), North Ferriby United (1995-1996), Immingham Town (1996-1997), North Ferriby United (1997-1998), Harrogate Town (1998-2000), Pontefract Collieries (2000-2001), Hall Road Rangers (2001-2003), Easington United (2003-2007)
Hull City Record
Career: 15 apps, 4 goalsDavid Walmesley
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