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Brian Carter (Portsmouth, Bristol Rovers)

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b 17.11.1938 Weymouth d 21.7.2019 Weymouth
5’ 6½”; 10 st 2 lbs WH
Début: 19.8.61 v Liverpool
Career: Weymouth Grammar School; 30.6.55 Weymouth (professional, November 1955); 23.1.56 Portsmouth (£2,500) [45,0]; 30.6.61 Bristol Rovers (£1,500) [4,0]; 10.3.62 Bath City; 16.5.67 Bridgwater Town; 6.7.68 Trowbridge Town (trial); 15.5.69 Welton Rovers (player-manager); 17.8.70 Bridgwater Town; 27.2.71 Shepton Mallet; 13.5.72 Avon Bradford (player-manager); 14.7.76 Melksham Town; July 1977 Clandown.

Rovers lost all four League games in which young right-half Brian Carter appeared. The son of Edward Carter and Eileen Bird, who was the daughter of Albert Bird and Florence Knight, he had earlier been a member of the Pompey side defeated 5-4 by Rovers at Fratton Park in February 1960. Scoring his first goal for Bath City in their 2-1 Southern League defeat against Romford in September 1964, he made his Bridgwater début in a home defeat in a friendly against Torquay United in May 1967. His career temporarily halted after damaging a knee on holiday in Corfu, Carter recovered from surgery to sign for Clandown in 1977. By then living in Bradford-on-Avon, he worked for forty years as a partner in a company of quarry produce merchants with headquarters in Bristol and the Mendips. Latterly living with dementia at a Weymouth home, Gracewell,, Brian Carter died at the age of eighty.