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Jack Casley

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Date of birth27 April 1926(age 90)
Place of birthTorquay, England
Playing positionMidfielder

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John "Jack" Casley (born 27 April 1926) is an English former professional footballer, born in Torquay, who played in the Football League for Torquay United.

Casley joined Torquay United in June 1947. An injury crisis, including the loss of regular keeper Phil Joslin, left Torquay without a goalkeeper for the match at Plainmoor against Walsall in April 1948 and, although a midfielder, Casley played in goal and helped Torquay to a 3 2 victory, which in turn meant that they would not finish at the foot of the league. Casley never played for Torquay's league team again, in any position, joining Headington United (later to become Oxford United) in 1949 as their first professional player. Casley played his first game for Headington in goal, but reverted to the outfield thereafter, and scored the club's first hat-trick in the Southern League in his third game. He retired as a first-team player in 1951, but remained with the club, stepping down as chief scout only in 2002, aged 75, after 53 years' association with the club.

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