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Albert Keetley (Bury, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic)

 



cherryhopper
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Oct 17, 2019, 10:55 PM

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AFC Bournemouth have learned of the passing of former full back Albert Keetley.

Born in Nottingham in 1930, Keetley joined the Cherries in 1952 from first club Bury, who he had signed for as a professional two years previously.

A versatile full back, Keetley went on to amass 91 appearances for the club, 86 coming in the league under the management of Jack Bruton.

However, knee injury brought the defender's career to a premature end in 1959, though Keetley would stay in the game and coached with Weymouth, Bradford City and Exeter City. He also spent 23 years with various branches of Bournemouth Social Services bbefore retiring in 1993.

The thoughts of all at AFC Bournemouth are with Keetley's family and friends at this time.


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KEETLEY, Ernest Albert "Albert"

Born 22nd February 1930 Nottingham
Died Saturday 12th October 2019, aged 89

Keyworth United (amateur)
Bury March 1950 4/0
Bournemouth & B.A. July 1952 86/0


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His death reminded me of a piece of trivia from the 1959/60 season. Weymouth were playing away to Bedford Town in the Southern League on 7 November. The kick off was delayed because their train was late, and in the process they had lost the hamper containing their kit. Bedford loaned them their own change strip but by now Weymouth had also lost a player who had missed a connection. Keetley, who had recently started there as trainer, had to play up front to make up the numbers. He had to borrow some boots from a ballboy, but despite this and playing out of position, he scored Weymouth's second goal in a 2-1 win.

 
 


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