Pacy wide midfielder Ben Morley came through the ranks at Hull City, his hometown club, in the late 1990s when times were tough. He was given his debut by Mark Hateley before Ben’s 17th birthday and was an irregular during Hateley’s tenure as manager. he also played a few games in the Great Escape season under Warren Joyce, scoring a spectacular goal in an unlikely FA Cup tie win at Luton. He went a year without playing for the first team between February 1999 and 2000, and over the next two seasons he made only highly infrequent substitute appearances. He left City in the 2002 close season.
Still only 21, Morley had a less than successful spell at Boston United before joining Telford United. After a spell playing local football in Hull, Ben signed for Gainsborough Trinity in February 2004, under the management of ex-Tiger Neil Allison. After a season and a half he left for a short spell at Winterton Rangers, then in December 2005 he joined North Ferriby United, beginning an eight year association with the Villagers that drew to a close when he hung up his boots in 2013. After football he took a job working for the NHS at Hull Royal Infirmary.
Date/Place of Birth: 22 December 1980, Hull
Hull City First Game: 6 December 1997, Hartlepool United A (League Division 3), 16 years, 349 days old
Hull City Final Game: 20 April 2002, Lincoln City H (League Division 3), 21 years, 119 days old
Hull City (1997-2002), Boston United (2002), Telford United (2002-2003, loan), Gainsborough Trinity (2004-2005), Winterton Rangers (2005), North Ferriby United (2005-2013)
Hull City Record
Career: 34 apps, 1 goalsBen Morley
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|1998/99||1 (11)||0||2 (0)||1||1 (1)||0||-||-||0 (1)||0|
|2000/01||0 (2)||0||-||-||-||-||-||-||0 (1)||0|
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