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Death announced of former midfielder

Death announced of former midfielder

Former York City midfielder Dick Hewitt has reportedly died at the age of 74.

Born in South Elmsall in 1943, Hewitt was a clever and industrious inside-forward who made 106 appearances and scored nine goals for the club between 1968-72.

Having originally begun his career with Huddersfield Town after turning professional in 1961, it was some three years later before he eventually made his league debut for Bradford City.

Following a spell at Barnsley, Hewitt then joined neighbours York in March 1969 and remained for three full seasons, including promotion in 1970-71.

He notably scored City's second goal in an absolutely classic FA Cup fourth round 3-3 draw with First Division Southampton in January 1971 - in front of a huge 13,775 Bootham Crescent attendance.

Hewitt later moved to Scarborough and enjoyed a very successful time while helping them towards an FA Trophy final victory at Wembley in 1973.

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Writer:Vital York City
Date:Wednesday October 11 2017
Time: 9:30PM

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